Moving a wordpress site to dreamhost

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#1

Im moving a wordpress site hosted at lunarpages to dreamhost. I signed up for vps and now have access…however, it looks like I cant install wordpress unless I have a domain to associate it with. Problem is I can transfer the domain until I have the old site up on dreamhost and tested…Can wordpress be installed without having the domain transfered?


#2

If Lunarpages uses cPanel, you can do an import via the DreamHost Control Panel.


#3

I just did something similar and followed the instructions for setting up a mirrored subdomain at dreamhosters.com.

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Transfer_your_hosting_to_us#I_have_my_Registration_and_Hosting_at_the_same_company_but_want_to_set_up_the_site_here_before_I_transfer_it

I set up mydomain.com in the control panel, installed WP there, then set up mydomain.dreamhosters.com while I got the site setup.

Edit: Link doesn’t take you to the anchor. The instructions are in 2.2


#4

I started the cPanel export about 24 hours ago…status says exporting…its about 1.4 gigs zipped up…how long does it usually take?


#5

It should have been done by now. Maybe file a support ticket.