After an aborted attempt to switch hosting of my site last weekend (from and to other providers than Dreamhost), I’d like to know about a few things that bit me last time before I try Dreamhost…
Is PHP installed as an Apache mod or as a CGI module? I care because if it’s a CGI module, my wiki URL’s will change to the ‘ugly’ ones, which I don’t want. I see the dreamhost wiki has pretty url’s , so if it’s on a dreamhost server, I’m okay
If I have my MySQL databases in the form of raw database files (.MYI, .frm, etc), is there a way for me to get them installed in a mysql data directory, or must I have a .sql file and try to use phpMyAdmin? One is 100MB and I’ve not always succeeded with phpMyAdmin.
Can I test my website completely on a temporary URL before I throw the switch on the DNSs? In other words, will the php code be allowed to be active?
I think that’s it. Thanks for any info.