The following sections help you manage various aspects of your private server.
Accessing your server before you move a domain
If you want to access the server to perform configurations before you move your domain over, you can use the following form of a hostname in your FTP client (NOT in http):
where psXXXXX is the hostname of your VPS.
If you enter ftp://psXXXXX.dreamhostps.com in a web browser, it would work; but http://psXXXXX.dreamhostps.com does not work. This is because http and FTP requests are handled differently: for http requests, the server shares IP addresses among domains, whereas for FTP requests, the server only needs the FTP username/password to know what content is in scope for its response.
In an FTP application, the server name, psXXXXX.dreamhostps.com, is adequate as a hostname for the same reasons.