Hello! Please forgive me if this is a beginner’s question, but I’m new to the Dreamhost environment (I usually work in cpanel and WHM).
I’m setting up a website currently hosted on HostGator. I want to swap it over to Dreamhost and keep the downtime to a minimum. Here’s what I’ve done so far (in this order):
- set up the domain www.newsite.com on dreamhost
- set up a domain mirror, newsite.dreamhosters.com
- installed wordpress in the newsite.com folder using the wordpress Duplicator (NOT one-click install)
(notes: www.newsite.com still points to old hostgator site)
And everything works perfectly fine. No issues with that so far.
My question is, once I re-point the domain to Dreamhost instead of Hostgator, will I have to update the wordpress database to fix url issues? Or do I have to reinstall the whole thing to rebuild the database? The wiki isn’t very clear about the cases in which this applies. If anyone can clarify this for me I would greatly appreciate it!