Deleted blog whilst moving to selfhost

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    Hey guys

    I’m in the process of moving to selfhost.
    I’m signed up with dreamhost for hosting and namecheap for domain name.
    I did the one click wordpress install with dreamhost and it told me to create an admin name at a particular link. I could not access it as all I was getting was a blank page from my blog.
    It seemed I hadn’t moved the custom DNS over to the DREAMHOST one. So last night I switched the details for dreamhost.

    Now everyone except myself can see a blank page at However, I can still see my blog with all the posts.
    I don’t understand. This is exactly why I didn’t want to move from because this whole moving malarky is so complicated.

    I understand that this may now be a issue but I can’t log in to that forum.
    Many thanks,


    The blog I need help with is


    DNS takes time to migrate, so seeing the new self-hosted site at will not be immediate after you make the changes. How long it takes to start working for you depends on your location (specifically, it depends on how fast your ISP updates to new DNS information). So, next step is to wait until you can see the new blog at and then login and import as soon as you can see it.

    Note: I remember working with you in support. You may need to either increase your php memory limit or split the import file because of the large size of your backup.

    Try the import. If you run into memory allocation problems with your new host and need help splitting files, please let us know.

    You need to create a new account at to log in to that forum. It is a separate system.



    Hi there. I tried this method and also got installation help from the host.

    The max file I can upload is 20mb now instead of 7 but that’s still not big enough.

    I added first

    define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

    then tried

    upload_max_filesize = 64M
    post_max_size = 64M

    to the end of the php.ini file



    If neither of the methods worked, you’ll have to contact your hosting provider to get the limit increased.

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