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Add GoDaddy Tip to wp-config.php? (2 posts)

  1. ianozsvald
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There's a number of posts that indicate that installing WordPress at GoDaddy.com requires one extra step. It seems we fall into the 1% of people who need to modify their 'localhost' to something else. I've commented about my success, as have many others:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/31834#post-192076

    Can I suggest that a caveat be added to wp-config.php along the following lines?
    "
    If you're installing at GoDaddy, you'll need to change 'localhost' to your hostname, it'll look something like mysql23.secureserver.net. Failure to make this change might result in an error like 'Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_bloginfo() in...'
    "

    That aside, I'm hugely impressed with WordPress - many thanks for producing such an excellent piece of software. I was up and running minutes later (after a minute of searching here - this has been one of the easiest debugging steps I've had to go through!).

    Cheers!
    Ian.

  2. bambam4479
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have also seen that you need to do this if you use 1&1's managed hosting solutions. I'm sure there are probably quite a few hosts who don't actually let you use localhost as the MySQL server. Dreamhost is another one that pops into mind.

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