I know I need the MySQL database to power my WordPress blog.
The only place I know of to get MySQL database is a non-local server. (Aren't all servers non-local?)
The file wp-config.php reads as follows:
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
The way I understand it, there is a 100% chance that I need to change “localhost” to something non-local.
Why the contradiction? Or am I confused about something?
Is it possible to install & design a wordpress blog locally without actually “powering” it with the My SQL? (I MySQL get from a non-local server?)