Domain expired, want to move site (and dreampress) to new domain


#1

Hey guys,

I missed the deadline for renewing my domain and my site went down while I was busy a couple of weeks ago. So I paid my dreamhost dues, but decided I wanted to move my website (including my dreamhost page) to a new domain. Is there any easy way to do this?

Thanks!


#2

I’m going to assume you have registered a new domain name. Add your new domain name to be fully hosted. Log into ftp or shell and delete the newdomain.com folder. Then rename the olddomain.com folder to newdomain.com and that should be it. If you have a content management system (drupal, wordpress, etc) it’s a bit more involved because you need to make new hostmasks and edit your configuration files to point to newdomain.com but it’s pretty straight forward. As far as dreampress… idk about that since I have never used that service.