Fortunately OJS appears to have stopped short of installing over the existing database. The OJS team may want to add an additional alert at the install instructions, as for someone very new such as I it poses a risk -- for example, previously installing the Joomla! CMS system, which made it clear that it was going to create tables (?) under the jos_ name -- so I wrongly assumed that OJS would do likewise, and install within a database under some form of identified files such as ojs_. In other words -- to a VERY new user, it is unclear in the lexicon as to whether an install will 'wipe' a database or simply install within a database along side existing progs. Joomla!, for example, does the latter -- I am not experienced enough to be aware of the typical install situation. But thank you again.
Obviously, I am EXTREMELY new to db loading and such, so thank you for your guidance thus far.
My Web host, Blacksun.Ca will provide me with an upgrade that will enable two databases.
Is it possible to run a journal off one web server and have the ojs system installed at another location but 'pointing' to the journal's home server?