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i keep running into this weird situation on shared hosts.. before switching dns, where the dev site's address will be: xxx.xxx.xx.xx/~name which is annoying both to give to the client and for wp templating purposes.
i'd prefer not to keep throwing one of my "extra" domain names at these to tidy things up. or is that the easiest solution?
i have a media temple gs account for my own website, tried to throw a subdomain at this external shared host - no dice.
will bribe with beer.
I usually set up a subdomain on my site while in development and then move everything over once it's ready to go live...
subdomains are easy to set up on gs, just make a folder and name it subdomain.yourdomain.com and then put another folder in there named html. or maybe I've had too much wine at 3PM and I'm nopt reading your post correctly.
no i think you understood me, but im trying to avoid having to migrate the wp db afterwards. what you suggested definitely works though, its just not what im trying to do :)
i think i need to start drinking. heavily.
yeah, it can be a pain. one thing I do to make the db much smaller is kill all of that stupid incoming links and news and new plugins bullshit that appears in the admin panel. all of that inexplicably gets cached in the db and takes up huge amounts of space.
unfortunately, the only way i've figured out to kill it is to edit the wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php file and comment out the wp_add_dashboard_widget calls for those things: dashboard_incoming_links, dashboard_plugins, dashboard_primary, and dashboard_secondary
yeah i guess you can tell why im trying to avoid the migration. im just trying to throw a domain at it for the week or two until DNS can be changed over. blah
it should only take up to 24 hours? not 1-2 weeks?