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What should I put for "hostname" for my new mysql database?
It doesn't matter.. it just can't be the same thing as any domain you're using already for anything. It shouldn't be something you'd ever want to use again for another purpose either!

All the hostname is is an internal "convenience" name for you to give the DreamHost MySQL server that your database is going to be installed on. Usually people just pick "mysql.domain.com". Remember, it can't be the same as the URL you pick to install WordPress on! It can be "mysql.thatURL" though!

Basically don't worry about it.. just put in whatever you'd like. The same holds true for the database name and username. They just have to be unique across DreamHost.

Last updated: Dec 06, 2004.