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Can't wrap my head around installation! Server or local?! (8 posts)

  1. cdwestcott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was to get started using wordpress and have set my godaddy account up to use the program but i don't get where i install it. I think what has me confussed is a line on ione of these pages that points me to the server install. is that the right way or can i on my macbook??
    Help!!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You will need to install it on the GoDaddy server if you want the resulting site to be publically accessible.

  3. cdwestcott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so once godady has been set up for wordpress i still need to install it?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Only on GoDaddy. After that, you work online on the remote server.

  5. cdwestcott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i see. if i am viewing the server content (ftp) and there is 3 wp-.. folders, is it installed already?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It means that WordPress has been uploaded but not necessarily installed. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

  7. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Getting a host account does not have wordpress installed you need to install wordpress on host account upload all files and folder in html folder if you want the domain name as url or upload wordpress folder as is in html folder and name folder as you wish.

  8. cdwestcott
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you both. i'll check with godaddy as to where to get started from here.

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