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  1. dyzm1967
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    we're asked to instal php5.2.4. and mySQL5.0. did anyone else have this problem and what is a good source to get these?
    also req'd to have Apache or Njinx?
    please help

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    we're asked to instal php5.2.4. and mySQL5.0. did anyone else have this problem

    It isn't a problem. It's just part of the the basic requirements to run wordpress in a server environment.
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    what is a good source to get these?

    MySQL

    PHP

  3. dyzm1967
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks, is wordpress user-friendly as it's marketed after all these installs/downloads are made?

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks, is wordpress user-friendly as it's marketed after all these installs/downloads are made?

    WordPress is very user friendly once it's installed.

    However:

    The programs you are asking about are the applications that are required to already be present on the server where you intend to install wordpress. If you have no familiarity with them, or understanding of them, and you are trying to set this up on a home computer, then no. It won't be a friendly experience. Your failure point will be in attempting to assemble your own web server with no prior knowledge or experience of how to do that. That isn't what WordPress is about.

    Please read the documentation so that you have a better understanding of what WordPress is, and how one would normally install it on a remote hosting service such as GoDaddy, BlueHost, etc... before going any further.

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  5. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks, is wordpress user-friendly as it's marketed after all these installs/downloads are made?

    WordPress itself is very user friendly. Setting up a server for it is not if you've never done it before.

    PHP, MySQL, and Apache are basic requirements for any website CMS, be it WordPress, Drupal, or whatever your preference is. If your web host doesn't already have these installed, you might want to consider switching to one that's a little more oriented to the average user.

    If you're wanting to set up a development environment to run WordPress in on your own computer (as opposed to something that is available on the web), you might look at using something like WAMP, XAMPP or MAMP, which installs and configures everything you need in one step.

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