After a really frustrating experience with iweb.com hosting (which is not the same thing as the iWeb I’ve seen other people talking about), I’m trying to transfer my domain & all my content over to DreamHost.
The problem is that I apparently don’t know how to transfer the actual “meat” of my site from one to the other.
I already had mysite.com with iweb, but I went ahead and registered mysite.net because I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have it. Thanks to iweb my site had already been shut down for a week, so I thought maybe I could get it back up on the .net while the domain registration transferred.
Long story short: I downloaded iweb’s “full backup” file. I uploaded it to the .net via net2ftp but when I tried to unzip it, the site appeared to freeze. (It sat on “20%” for over fifteen minutes.) I unzipped the file on my computer and uploaded all the contents via FileZilla. Now, going to the .net shows you a list of the files I uploaded…but nothing actually works.
I’m new to this and apparently making it more difficult than the wiki makes it seem. Please help!!!
Also: I’m not sure if this is relevant or not, but I finally got the DNS servers changed & authorization code from iweb, so I filled out the form with DreamHost to transfer my .com – I went through it charging my paypal (and received the receipt), but my account panel is showing that I have no pending registration transfers. Is it just too soon (I only did it a few hours ago) or do I need to contact DreamHost?