Hi, I'm new but seriously considering moving my site to Dreamhost. Basically, what I'm hoping for is some sort of guide or post or basic walkthrough on just what I need to do to make that switch. Right now I'm located at iPowerweb, on a Windows machine, I've got about 5 databases (including a phpBB forum with lots of posts) and a GB of FTP files to transfer.
So how's the whole transfer thing work? Does one pay for Dreamhost first, then just start transferring files and fixing settings? What about domain names - do I cancel my iPowerweb domain name first or something? Does phpBB transfer databases easily? And are there other fun tricks that I should be worrying about lol?
(oh, also, how long is it expected for this sort of switching to take?)
Sorry, in case it's not painfully obvious, I'm new to this sort of thing lol. Anyone who can answer any of these questions for me would have my eternal gratitude.
I figure it's probably a bit more community-friendly to ask these likely frequently-asked-questions here on the forums rather than bugging the poor sales crew lol. But I guess I'll have to if there are no replies.