Yes, I found this after the fact, lol. Thank you very much for still replying, as I do have a follow question to this.
I actually was able to import my old database via my PHPadmin and transferred all my files over via FTP successfully, so that's good.
My question now is this: How long does it take for my wordpress website to configure itself once I do all my file transfers? I changed the DNS hostname in my wp-config.php file to match the one I have currently for my database.
I went to check on my site and I'm still seeing the Dreamhost construction page, not the wordpress coming soon I had up for my wordpress site.
Is it possible I missed a step or did something wrong?
Thanks for your help so far, by the way....