Actually, I have done as you guys suggest:
- I did setup mysql.mytag.dreamhosters.com as a host in the MySQL panel. It's now been about 15 hours and the subdomain still doesn't resolve. I'll recheck...
- As far as getting mysql.mydomain.com to point to DH, I would but I don't know where it should point. As I said, I can get to mcgruff.dreamhost.com, and while it's not necessary I could point to that IP, but none of my user/psw info works there. If I can't login then it doesn't matter which URL I use to get to that page.
As an aside, there are at least two errors in the MySQL panel : There is no explanation for that mcgruff:dsouza reference, and the example they have to access mySQL from the command line is incorrect. It says "mysql -u...." and there is no -h spec for the hostname. Since mysql isn't hosted on the web servers this is required. I hope someone at DH checks that.
Bottom line is that I still don't have access to administer my databases. However, my WordPress database only needed some minor tweaks which I was able to do with notepad (gasp) on the .sql file. I was able to install WordPress v2.2, point it to my database, and get my blog up within a couple hours. The actual time was spent more in tweaking the PHP pages to my preferences.
So I think the question now is which user/psw do I use at mcgruff.dreamhost.com?