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AT&T Uverse + PHP (6 posts)

  1. deegeorgette
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hello....
    I'm trying to install WordPress on my Win XP Home system. An error message that I get (not verbatim) is that my service provider (At&t Uverse) needs to enable Php. I called them and they said that they don't support or use Php. Does that mean I can't install WordPress on my system?
    Thank you.
    Dee

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Your ISP has nothing to do with PHP on a server. Are you following these:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

  3. deegeorgette
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I guess I'm confused. I have limited experience with this stuff.
    When it states "Provider" does that mean web hosting company? Does the web hosting company need to enable Php?
    Thank you.
    Dee

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yes, provider means a Web Hosting company - i.e. where you pay for hosting a website. Most hosting companies have php enabled - it's standard for web hosting.

    You CAN install WP on your local computer (per the link above) but it won't be viewable from anyplace except that computer.

  5. deegeorgette
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thank you for your explanation.
    Please forgive me for my ignorance...but I thought that one could use this program for more than just blogging and actually use it to design and create a web-site. And if that's true, then how do I use it with my web hosting company? Don't I have to install it on my own computer then publish it to web hosting company for others to view?
    Background:
    I only have experience using Yahoo's Site Builder application, which I installed on my system. However, the reason that I'm looking to use WP is because I want to have a blog on my web site and Yahoo's program doesn't offer that.
    Thank you.
    Dee
    P.S. I might not respond back right away due to this holiday weekend, as I have other obligations to attend to. Please keep this topic open for me for when I do get back here. Thank you.

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yes, it's designed to work on a web hosting server - your local computer install is not related to that - though you can move a site - but it's easier to build it on the server it will be hosted on. You don't need to install anything on your local computer to use WP if it's on a live server - all the work would be done via a browser.

    BTW, from what I have heard, Yahoo's hosting does not work very well with WP - so you might consider finding a better hosting company.

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