So say your domain is yourdomain.com and you host it somewhere else for now. When you signup with Maine Hosting you will be given a "Temporary Domain" for development purposes. This domain will be in the form of
I just signed up and received my Web Hosting Welcome Letter and it says my Temporary URL is https://shared9.hostutopia.com/~yourdom
Next you need to install WordPress on your hosting account and come back to this article.TIP: In the installations steps be sure to remove the wp from the installation directory, that way it won't put your installation into a wp directory.
Now to change your WordPress URL from yourdomain.com to https://shared9.mainehost.net/~yourdom
You can find more details on this subject at WordPress.org.
Next go to phpMyAdmin in your cPanel
- In phpMyAdmin look for your WordPress Database, it will be labeled 'username-wp###' - Click the + sign to see all the tables in the database.
- Click ?wp-options?
- Click on the 'Browse'icon on the left in the top menu
- Findsiteurland home to change the URLS in bot these fields, click the Pencil (Edit) icon and change 'option_value' from yourdomain.com to https://shared9.hostutopia.com/~yourdom
Be sure you change in BOTH Places!
That's it, your done.
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