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[resolved] ComputerActive guide problems: PHP installation missing MySQL for WordPress (5 posts)

  1. DebtMan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Good Afternoon,

    The specific problem is this:

    When I point my Firefox browser here: http://www.lack-of.co.uk/wp-admin/install.php I get this:

    Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress.

    When I point my browser here: http://www.lack-of.co.uk I get this:

    Directory Listing Denied
    This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed.

    Now, I'm not in any way an expert, but in fact the most amatuer of amateurs.

    I'm following a guide found in Computer Active magazine. So I have a hosting package with WebFusion that allows me one MySQL database. This I added from the support options and noted the details - name, username, password and server.

    I've modified the wp-config file with the database info, namely name, username & password, but still nothing.

    What have I missed?

    I have also noticed that I cannot access WebFusion's control panel using Firefox, only IE - which is a real pain.

    Thanks for looking

    DM

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Seemingly the PHP installed on your server is not "talking" to the MySQL db. COntact your host.

    2. index.php is not a valid index file. Contact your host and tell them to make index.php a valid index file.

    3. WebFusion control panel... it's not our business, sorry.

  3. DebtMan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ho hum.

    Thanks moshu. It seems I'm more stupid than a very stupid thing from stupidville!!

    Despite following the guide seemingly to the letter, there must be some invisible part of the guide that I can't see that reminds potential guide users to ENSURE THEY GET A LINUX ACCOUNT from WebFusion that will support MySQL and PHP and not a Windows based account that only supports MsSQL and ASP.

    Perhaps if I'd properly fitted their criteria of: "...As such, we will assume a fair understanding of the internet, as well as the terminology that surrounds it." and "...We're going to be taking a look at WordPress, which requires a hosting package that supports PHP and MySQL databases (note that you don't necessarily have to understand what either of these two terms mean, but do check that the hosting package offers them)." perhaps then I would have known that I needed a Linux based hosting account...!

    Whilst a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, it seems a little more knowledge than I posses would be a very useful thing. Never mind.

    Sorry, I know WebFusion's none of your business, I was musing distractedly :(

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    To be honest you don't need any 3rd party guide for installing WP.
    On this page if you scroll up and click on About > Requirements:
    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/
    you get the "knowledge".

    For installing: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
    See: Getting Started... Installing etc.

  5. DebtMan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unfortunately, that particular realisation came a bit late. I had the magazine and guide before I discovered I could more easily have accomplished what I wanted directly from WordPress' homepage.

    Never mind, all sorted soon with a MySQL capable hosting package.

    Thanks for the assist.

    DM

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