Current time: 03-24-2017, 12:58 PM Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Anyway to hire a consultant to migrate an existing Joomla website to Dreamhost?
03-16-2017, 09:50 AM (This post was last modified: 03-16-2017 09:55 AM by BenjaminGSlade.)
Post: #1
Anyway to hire a consultant to migrate an existing Joomla website to Dreamhost?
I'm trying to migrate an existing Joomla/Mysql website (bikesfortheworld.org hosted somewhere else) to Dreamhost and I'm making no progress.

Here are various links I found about what I'm trying to do:

https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...ng-my-DNS-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...DreamHost-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...n-overview
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...ng-my-DNS-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...-hostname-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...NS-change-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...e-via-SSH-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...SSH-Shell-
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...e-or-table

I've setup bikesfortheworld.org at Dreamhost (but not in use yet since DNS servers and hosting is still with the old hosting service)

I've setup a mirror from bikesfortheworld.org to bikesfortheworld.dreamhosters.com

I've setup a MySQL host at mysql.bikesfortheworld.dreamhosters.com

I'm able to login to the MySQL server at mysql.bikesfortheworld.dreamhosters.com using phpMyAdmin.

When I try a "one click (Joomla) install" nothing happens. No error message, no Joomla gets setup. No email gets sent. Silent fail.

I submitted a paid call back ticket, but they called back at lunch (when I was out) and said "you need to be hosted at Dreamhost". Pretty useless. I've submitted a new ticket asking to be called back.

Also, there's no way to reply to a ticket on the website. Am I supposed to open a new ticket every time?

Is there a way to hire a consultant to do this?

Thanks
Ben

PS. I'm waiting on a support chat session while writing this to ask for them to call me back again. Still waiting.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
03-16-2017, 10:11 AM
Post: #2
RE: Anyway to hire a consultant to migrate an existing Joomla website to Dreamhost?
A better method these days is not to use a mirrors, instead point your local DNS to the dreamhost site.

Force your local computer to use dreamhost DNS servers, or local network to use dreamhost DNS servers, or add an entry to your local HOSTS file.

In my case my local netgear router is the best way for me. Netgear firmware provided radio boxes to switch between "Get automatically from ISP" or "Use these DNS servers" I have primary set to 66.33.206.206 and secondary set to 208.97.182.10. When I need to use dreamhost DNS servers I just hit "use these DNS servers" radio button (the IPs are remembered from first usage) and hit the "apply" button. and now any device on my local network is using dreamhost DNS. When I'm ready to switch back, I just switch the radio button back to "Get automatically from ISP" and hit "Apply". Most modern routers should have something similar. YMMV.

See also: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/arti...hosts-file

I can't find the article that explains using dreamhosts DNS as your local DNS, there was prior in the old wiki but the help pages seem restructured. If there is one, maybe Smaffulli will link us to it.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
03-16-2017, 10:38 AM (This post was last modified: 03-16-2017 10:39 AM by BenjaminGSlade.)
Post: #3
RE: Anyway to hire a consultant to migrate an existing Joomla website to Dreamhost?
Ah, finally got through to phone support, I need to unmirror bikesfortheworld.dreamhosters.com, setup the full Joomla website there, then copy the directory structure to the bikesfortheworld.org file structure (leaving database connection info pointing to the mysql server/db setup for the bikesfortheworld.dreamhosters.com install), then switch DNS/web hosting to Dreamhost.

(03-16-2017 10:11 AM)LakeRat Wrote:  A better method these days is not to use a mirrors, instead point your local DNS to the dreamhost site.

Force your local computer to use dreamhost DNS servers, or local network to use dreamhost DNS servers, or add an entry to your local HOSTS file.
...snip..

Interesting, I will consider this as an option. Thanks
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump: