Migrating WordPress from DreamHost to Media Temple (gs) Grid Server - Part 2

In the part 1 of this series post, we’ve discssed “pre-checklist, and WordPress MySQL database backup” procedure. In this part, we’ll complete everything that we’ve in checklist (see Part 1). Let’s start on the job: Before, we proceed to backup /transfer WordPress installation —  first I had configured, my new mt (gs) Grid-Service account. For all mt subscribers, your new account […]

In the part 1 of this series post, we’ve discssed “pre-checklist, and WordPress MySQL database backup” procedure. In this part, we’ll complete everything that we’ve in checklist (see Part 1).

Let’s start on the job: Before, we proceed to backup /transfer WordPress installation —  first I had configured, my new mt (gs) Grid-Service account. For all mt subscribers, your new account is pre-configured. So you’ll need to set up “Account Preferences” like setting “your prefered PHP version, MySQL version, security settings, logs settings”.  

Important: Please open your account activation email, that is sent by mt with various login details.  — Applies to all other hosting services.

Once you’ve setted up your preferences, the first thing to do is:

  • Set up Email accounts
  • Create FTP, and SSH accounts
  • Create new database user(s)
  • Create new MySQL database

mt users, log into to your “AccountCenter” with the link that you’ve received in your account activation email, when prompted enter your “primary email, user name, and password”. — Applies to all other hosting services.

Once your’re in, click your domain under WebControl: ditii.com, , in my case it’s “ditii.com

  • To set up FTP/SSH account, click “Server Administrator” and enable SSH on the default FTP account or create new account for SSH.
  • To create email accounts, click “Email Users” and create all email account that you’ve on your old hosting provider.
  • Click “Report Settings & Logs” to set up
  • Click “PHP Settings”, you choose between PHP 4 or PHP 5
  • Finally, click “Manage Databases” and create new database for your WordPress intallation.

You can skip this under steps, if want to save time, else go ahead and do as written.

Now, before we proceed further, either create same WordPress folder and do a fresh WordPress installation on your new (gs) account for testing or wait till we transfer WordPress files.

On a safer side to test the connectivity between my web account and MySQL server, I created same WordPress folder under my public folder “/html” and when I was staisfied with the installation. I logged into my PHPMyAdmin and deleted all WordPress tables.

Note: you can delete WordPress folder at this time, if you want full WordPress transfer from your old host or just leave it, if you plan partial transfer.