WordPress was previously installed on Emperor, a six-year-old Linux system. It was on the DSL line with https using a self signed certificate. It worked but…
When I went to configure the subdomain ‘blog.netsnbytes.org’ Dreamhost complained that it was already in use by One-Click. I don’t remember setting it up but maybe I did. Oh well. I blew it away and recreated it.
Each time I tried to use the One-Click install for WordPress this is the error I got visiting the page:
* It doesn’t seem like I set up blog.netsnbytes.org correctly to run WordPress?
* If it should, and the install was more than an hour ago, you may want to try deleting and re-installing the app
* If you are a DreamHost Apps user, you can check the Discussion Forum or the wiki for further help
* Paid DreamHost customers can submit a support ticket through the DreamHost Panel
sshing into the account it looked the directory was there, the WordPress files were there and the config file was correct. I could ping the database and login to the database with the config file parameters. I tried Firefox, Chrome and IE with the same result.
Frustrated I created a trouble ticket at DreamHost. Within a few minutes a response came from Christopher. He said he could access the site fine. Now that didn’t make sense…or did it.
Running ‘ipconfig /flushdns‘ fixed the problem! Stale DNS on my computer I suppose.
WordPress makes it so easy. I went into Emperor (my Linux box) and did Manage > Export from Site Admin to save everything to an XML file. On Dreamhost it was Tools > Import from the Dashboard.