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Associating a domain name with another (or a new) database
03-24-2012, 08:18 AM
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Associating a domain name with another (or a new) database
My domain name is registered with DreamHost, and a MySQL database ran with it for several years, all hosted at DH.

I need a new database, with a fresh WordPress install (I could not find a way to install it in the old database), mirrorring/cloaking works fine, but I NEED it to be under the original domain.

How do I do achieve that? Not comfortable with the suggestion to completely delete the old MySQL using phpMyAdmin (I do not have skills for this). If I try to start a new database with the original host, I get a standard "You're already using _______.com for a database (or website)" error.

Many thanks.
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03-24-2012, 12:53 PM (This post was last modified: 03-24-2012 12:54 PM by sXi.)
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RE: Associating a domain name with another (or a new) database
If the old domain only has WP on it, just login via SFTP and rename domain.com to domain.com.old, create a new domain.com directory and upload the new WP files into it. Concerning the database, create a new one in Panel and use that.

You should probably clean up the unused directories and database once you have your new setup going.

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