[quote]1. is there a dreamhost for dummies or something similiar?
I’ll say wiki it. wiki.dreamhost.com you will find most of the answers or solutions there.
[quote]2. where do i put my web pages. does it go directly into the directory ‘domain’.net(domain obviously being mine’s name)
You can log into your website through DH panel --> Domains --> Manage Domains --> WebFTP. Your files should be stored inside “domain.net” folder.
[quote]3. does creating a subdomain cost anything?
at the post mentioned above, it is free.
[quote]4. can i set up a sub domain for a friend of mine and just give them access to only that?
It depends what access you want to give. If you just want them to upload files to a subdomain, you can create a ftp user for the particular subdomain for your friend. check DH panel --> Users
[quote]5. i tried accessing the site via the dns information(the ip that was assigned today) since the name hasn’t been associated via the dns servers, and it says "error id: “bad_httpd_conf”. do i just need to wait until tomorrow? the info for the problem in Wiki was useless.
It takes some time for new domain name to propagate in the network. It may take around 72 hours.
[quote]6. i have a photo upload thing that was p/w protected on my old site so i could upload photos on vacation. what chmod setting will i need to use to make this work?
I did not get your question. If you want to protect your file, you can try to set up htaccess file. check http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Htaccess
[quote]7. is there anyway to “import” my current mysql databases from my old server?
I believe you can do this using PHPMysqlAdmin. Export the database in your old server first and import to DH.
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