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1. How do I use FTP to upload my site?
2. How do I use Telnet or SSH to access my site?
3. How do I set up email on my computer?
4. What's a server?
5. What's a domain name?
6. What is telnet/ssh/a shell?
7. Setting up email
8. What's a sub domain?
9. How does email work?
10. What are Front Page extensions?
11. How do I set up/access/view my web site?
12. Why can't I access my domain/site after signing up?
13. How do I make my web pages?
14. What does upload mean?
15. What is web hosting?
16. What's an FTP account?
17. Why do I get an empty directory listing where my website should be?
18. What's PHP?
19. What's a POP3 account?
20. Setting up Dreamweaver for FTP with DreamHost
21. What's an IMAP account?
22. What is an email alias/address?
23. Do all plans come with Telnet / SSH access?
24. What does CGI mean?
25. What's webmail?
26. What do I need to put up a website?
27. What does download mean?
28. How does the Internet work?
29. Why won't my pictures show up?
30. What's a text editor?
31. What's an IP address?
32. Getting people to visit your site
33. How do I edit the text of my web page?
34. What's a browser?
35. What's html?
36. What's a URL?
37. What's an email client? What does it do?
38. What is a Web ID? Is it the same as my username?
39. Can I edit my website without downloading it?
40. Viewing site before DNS change
41. What is the definition of SSI?
42. What's domain parking?
43. What's an ISP?
44. I would like to host a web page. What do you offer?
45. Accessing your database before switching DNS
46. What's TCP/IP?

 
Getting Started Description
Welcome to DreamHost!

Here we have some basic introductory help on how to get your services with us up and running. We really recommend you look through as much of this knowledge base as possible to really get a full sense of everything your new account is capable of.

Happy Exploring!

Last updated: Aug 21, 2003.

Sub-Areas of Getting Started
Question Accessing your database before switching DNS
To access your database, you will need a hostname. As your domain's name servers are not yet pointing to us, you can't use it to create the hostname. What you can do instead is adding a free dreamh... (more)
Question Viewing site before DNS change
There is a way to check what your site will look like on our servers before actually pointing your domain name servers to us. To check your domain content before the DNS switch, you first need t... (more)
Folder Building your website
Question Setting up Dreamweaver for FTP with DreamHost Folder Editing your website
Question Why do I get an empty directory listing where my website should be? Question Getting people to visit your site
Question What do I need to put up a website? Question How do I set up/access/view my web site?
Question How do I use FTP to upload my site? Question How do I make my web pages?
Folder How does...work?
Question How does email work? Question How does the Internet work?
Question Setting up email
To get email going for your domain or subdomain , you need to set it up on our servers , as well as on your computer. Here's how: On our server: Once you have set up hosting for your d... (more)
Question Do all plans come with Telnet / SSH access?
Yes! For security reasons, new users are set up as "ftp-only" by default. If you want to have shell access for a user, you can turn it on for them by going to the Users > Users area of our web p... (more)
Question What is a Web ID? Is it the same as my username?
Your Web ID is the identity you created for your DreamHost account (for example: allyourbase1, cooluser, inyourface, jdaniels, and so on.) You cannot change your Web ID. Your Web ID is not ... (more)
Question How do I set up email on my computer?
My account is all set up, my web site is ready, etc. Now I'd like to get my email working. How do I set up email? What email clients do you suggest I use? I'm new to this stuff! Setting up yo... (more)
Question How do I use Telnet or SSH to access my site?
Telnet is a protocol, like FTP, that allows you to access another computer. However, unlike FTP, Telnet lets you do more than simply upload and download files. You can actually run programs on the ot... (more)
Question Why can't I access my domain/site after signing up?
I signed up with Dreamhost and was given the option to select a domain that I wanted. However, when I go to my domain from my web browser or through ftp, I get a message saying that the domain doesn'... (more)
Question I would like to host a web page. What do you offer?
We offer a number of plans, available to anyone from individuals to organizations, from America to Zimbabwe. They are all described in detail at our web site and in these FAQs.
Folder How do I check whois record of my domain?
Folder Glossary
Question What's webmail? Question What's an IMAP account?
Question What's TCP/IP? Question What's an IP address?
Question What's an email client? What does it do? Question What does download mean?
Question What does upload mean? Question What are Front Page extensions?
Question What's a text editor? Question What's domain parking?
Question What are keywords? Question What's a browser?
Question What's html? Question What does bounced mean?
Question What is web hosting? Question What's an ISP?
Question What's a server? Question What's a URL?
Question What's an Auto-responder? Question What does CGI mean?
Question What's a domain name? Question What is an email alias/address?
Question What's an FTP account? Question What's PHP?
Question What's a POP3 account? Question What is the definition of SSI?
Question What's a sub domain? Question What is telnet/ssh/a shell?