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  • Hi All,

    I was having consistent problems with using GoDaddy as a host so I was convinced by reading along the forum to switch over last night. I switched to Dreamhost and thought all was fine but…not quite.

    I have two installations of WP on my database. I created the two databases by changing the table names as opposed to making another database. the wp_ installation is for my domain and i have a premium_ table created for Everything was running smooth before I switched hosts.

    I backed up all files with ftp and the database backed up both table prefixes wp_ and premium_. I imported the database and redirecte the DNS but when I now go to i get the page as if does not exist! I don’t know what could be wrong. Can anyone advise what I could do to fix this at this point?


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  • If your two original databases used the same $table_prefix (as defined in wp-config.php) then I’d recommend creating two databases at Dreamhost and import the tables accordingly.

    Moving WordPress

    Thanks Michael,

    The two original installations used different prefixes within the one sql database. It looks just like it did with the old host but no luck!

    So, I should create an additional database to import my tables and keep the database tables seperate? Once I do this, I still just FTP all the files into that directory? Or would I have a separate FTP for it and would have to redirect it somehow?

    (sorry if I wrote my question confusing…I couldn’t think of a cleaner way to word it)


    Well you should have a different directory for each domain. And then you would uploaded the wordpress files to both folders.

    Uploading WordPress to a remote host

    I had this same problem (with another host). It turned out that in their configuration, I was not given the option of creating a separate sign in for the second wp db (which used a different prefix but the same schema tables). When I called the host, it took them only a couple of minutes to create the separate login.

    Don’t know if this will help you at Dreamhost or not, but maybe it will help someone.

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