Transfer Drupal to Dreamhost

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#1

Hi all,

I’m currently transferring a website from another host to my dreamhost account but I’m facing a problem.
I’ve transferred the files through FTP, transferred the database through phpmyadmin and I edited the drupal settings.php files.

The DNS records haven’t been altered yet so I’ve changed my hosts file on my pc to test the connection.
What I expected was, when I went to my domain, I would get a connection problem (as the mysql connection is using the domain name that is still on the old site). However, I still got the dreamhost ‘coming soon’ page.
When I went to the public_html folder in my domain, I got the connection problem (as expected).

So, now I’m wondering if I’ve forgotten to change something or not. Anyone has any idea?

Thanks in advance!


#2

I’m trying to do the same thing but I cannot figure out how to run the Drupal install.php without using my production domain name. Every other host I have set up has provided some temporary URL to do the setup. I cannot find how to do this on Dreamhost. I have read the instructions about mirroring but among other things they seem to apply to another site on Dreamhost, not to another site on a different host.
Is there something I am missing?