Setting up a Joomla site on a reseller account


If, down the line, I decide to get an account directly from DreamHost, will the switch be easy/seamless? Will the site have to be moved to a new server?


Shouldn’t be a hassle and it won’t matter if it’s on a different server or not.


If you get a new account from DH, you will have to move the site to new folder which may be at the same server or a different server. The files must reside in /home/newuser/ folder.

You will also need to move your database as well.

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Thanks for your reply. I’m sure the move would go smoothly, but you know how it is with Joomla, it’s a bit more complex than the old days of basic HTML.

So let’s say, there are many members that join…and there’s all these other installed components and databases…
will that be a problem?

If theres a chance that it MIGHT be…I’d be more comfortable starting out with my own hosting plan now…

Thanks again.



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What do you mean by “on a reseller account”?

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If your domain is already hosted here, you won’t be able to use a Promo code and move that domain to your own account. Even without the promo code, you’ll have to contact support to allow the domain move to a new account because it’s blocked by default.

DreamHost doesn’t allow that because it can lead to double-dipping in the promo-code offer. Get a 1 year discount. Wait 1 year. Set up a new account with a 1 year discount. Repeat. Nope.