Log into a VPS before pointing DNS to DreamHost


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 or via SSH.

  • psXXXXX.dreamhostps.com

where psXXXXX is the hostname of your VPS.

Using a web browser

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.

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