[quote=“Ipstenu-DH, post:2, topic:58589”]
You can use the DreamHosters setup. I admit, I don’t remember how Drupal stores URLs, but I think these basic steps should work.
- Setup your domain (mydomain.com) as fully hosted. Don’t worry about the nameservers, we just want the folder structure of /home/user/domain.com :)[/quote]
I already did this and have the structure above (I think) but I ftp’d the drupal files there. But the folder structure is user/mydomain.com where mydomain is hosted elsewhere.
I don’t want to pull in everything from the other host. I want to do a clean install on dreamhost and then point the domain name to it.
When I attempt to use the url above I get an error. Do I need a different folder for the subdomain? Are you intentionally differentiating mydomain and domain?
4. Change the URL. This is where my genius fails me, since I can’t remember if you just have to edit the config file and your .htaccess, or if you have to search/replace the DB, but if you look up moving Drupal to a new URL, that should help.[/quote]
I can figure out the configuration settings once I can get to the URL. The Drupal7 install will do most of that.
5. Nameserver swap.[/quote] I hope I get that far.
Why is this so complicated? Why can’t DreamHost provide me with a temporary URL like every other host I have used?
Thanks for trying to help … I just feel that we are using a different language.