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  1. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello all,
    I'm installing wordpress on Go Daddy. I am having trouble creating the proper directory, placing wordpress, and running the install.php When I thought I had it placed properly (http://www.tcdhr.com/blog/wordpress/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php)

    I get the following error message: The specified module could not be found.

    Could someone please help.

  2. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i've got some experience working with godaddy for wp installs...

    first, what server did you choose on your hosting package? windows, or linux? (it's possible to install on either, but installing on linux is much easier)

    did you create the database and modify the wp-config.php to show this, prior to uploading?

    the URL you gave seems strange, unless you purposely did it this way... you've got wordpress in a 'wordpress' folder, which is in another 'wordpress' folder, which is in your 'blog' folder, which is in your root directory... i'm not so sure that's the intended output there...

  3. winpoka
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Agreed.. the double wordpress folders might be confusing you and/or the software..

    I just installed wordpress on GoDaddy a few days ago and I had troubles the same as you.

    Make sure you create an SQL database, then click on the database name (once GoDaddy has created it, takes a few minutes..) and you should see the actual hostname required for your SQL file... you know where it says "99% of the time you wont need to change this" in your wp-config file? Well GoDaddy seems to be one of the 1%ers out there!

  4. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I did create the database and modified the wp-config.php file accordingly.
    Yea the URL is weird now that I look at it. But it is accurate. Don't know why i did it that way just did.

    I think i picked linux but I want to double check.

  5. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok changed the location to /blog/ (no more double wordpress folders) I created the SQL Database. And changed the host value in the script. I checked and I picked windows instead of linux for some reason. Should/ Can I change it to Linux? Where do I go from here.

  6. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    you can and should go change it to linux - it's no extra charge, and should resolve to linux within 10 mins or so.

    again, it's not impossible to do this on windows, i want to make that clear - however there are tweaks and mods i'm not familiar with that you'd have to make, and to me, it's much easier just to make the switch...

    let me go figure out where you need to go to do that and i'll be right back.

  7. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    awesome thank you soo much!

  8. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    okay...

    go to "my account"

    under "hosting & email" (right side of middle column with white background) click on "hosting account list"

    click on the domain name

    on the right hand side (grey box) you'll see "switch operating system" - click that

    select the radio button for the SAME PLAN but the one that has "CGI" at the end of it (or "PHP" if you're using the economy hosting plan)

    hit "continue" and wait until it changes... :)

  9. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK... Now I am set to Economy Hosting w/ PHP.

  10. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But I think my account change is still pending...So I guess I will have to wait a few minutes..BTW thanks for your help!

  11. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no sweat :)
    once you have it over, then assuming your wp-config.php is set up properly, and all files are in the proper place, then you should be able to run install.php without a hitch... let us know if you still have problems. :)

  12. BUkid
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice got it installed awesome! Thanks again.

  13. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    fantastic - glad i could help :)

  14. ebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can somebody list the steps, step by step, for an absolute newbie on how to set up WordPress on a Linux platform with GoDaddy, and I mean "step by step" for a newbie!

    And how to use it after its set up?

  15. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ebee - it's pretty much listed here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    the rest, regarding godaddy, is already here in this thread...

    make sure you're hosted on a linux server.
    go into the control panel and click on "MySQL" then create a database. wait a few mins and click on the name of the database - this is where you get all your information for the wp-config.php file.

    upload as listed in the first link i gave you, run the install and you're done. it's really very simple if you don't let yourself get thinking otherwise.

  16. ebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ACTUALLY-- I need more than that.

    I am REALLY confused.

    MY original purpose was to set up a page on my website where a visitor can type some text into a form, and that text would be added to another page on the site and the entries would accumulate and be displayed in alternate colors.

    So I learned a little PHP and I was able to make the form and have it displayed on another (php) page, however, it was a one-time thing and it would not be saved. I asked a friend about it and she said that she thinks I need a database.

    So I am trying to learn about how to make a database. I was able to set up a database on my godaddy site pretty easily, HOWEVER, I can not figure out what all the options are and what to do to make a table, I tried making a simple table to display the datetime, and I referenced it in a php file, however all I got when I opened the php page was a blank page. So I didn't make the table correctly I think because the php file seemed ok.

    So now I am looking at WordPress, and to be honest, I don't even really understand what WordPress does.

    I am severely confused and could use some help if anybody out there is feeling like they are in a charitable mood.

    Maybe I shouldn't be bothering with this at all because my area is really design, not programming, but this is going to torture me until I can figure it out. You people must know the feeling! Help!

    Thanks.

  17. pezastic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, memories of godaddy! I miss that host provider's vast labrynth of control panel and support links...NOT! But what about their live support? Sure, they'll answer their phone quickly, but what they have to say is usually not related to your problem. (Talk about only workin' for the hourly wages!) Oh, and good luck with that 8 Meg .sql upload limitation they have on phpMyAdmin, if per chance you need to someday upload a backup! My advice would be to find an easier webhost provider to deal with, one that offers cPanel and the latest Fantastico.

  18. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Fantastico is a huge problem for a lot of people too - I know a lot of wordpress "pros" who absolutely hate it.

    I've been using godaddy for 10 years and have NEVER had an issue that couldn't be handled with a simple phone call.

  19. ebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been using GoDaddy for a year now and I have never had an issue that COULD be handled with a simple phone call. Their customer service REALLY SUCKS, nobody knows what they are doing! Its like they just pulled a bunch of guys off the street to answer phone calls and told them to bullshit as much as possible and ....oh yeah...dont forget to send them a customer survey!

    And forget about using MySQL on GoDaddy, you can't do anything from a script, there is no authorization for anything.

    So anyway, I figured out how to use databases with PHP and make the form and the page I wanted to...how u ask? I went to Borders and got a book. Thats how! LOL. The only thing I havent figured out how to do is to print out data from the table in different colors.

    But yeah, I have to agree with Pezastic on the godaddy issue....I've had it....so pezastic...who do you recommend for hosting?

  20. ebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By the way, has anybody tried to go to the GoDaddy Webmail page lately? Its been down for 2 days!

  21. Rlpcomoe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having similar problems, somehow not finding the database. GoDaddy tells me my host name is mysql61.secureserver.net. I have tried three things for the DB_HOST line of wp-config.php: "mysql61.secureserver.net", "http://mysql61.secureserver.net" and "https://mysqlsecureserverlnet" but when I try to run install.php on the remote-server I continue to receive the message "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress." Does anyone have any suggestions?

  22. ebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The first way of typing it is the right one - mysql61.secureserver.net, but you should double-check the number (61) because it changes everytime you create a new database. And for goodness sakes, dont ever trust what a godaddy rep tells you because 50% of the time it won't be correct.

  23. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well apparantly there are differing experiences with godaddy - i manage over 30 client accounts via godaddy, plus my own which holds over a dozen sites, and again, i've yet to have a problem like any of those mentioned above.

    i really think the "godaddy bashing" gets a little out of control around here... not everyone has the same experiences with it, unlike say, yahoo - where NO ONE has had a successful experience with them for wordpress sites. (and no, I'm not a "godaddy rep" - just a happy user)

    @ebee - I was using it all weekend, working with a client who didn't want to use Outlook - no issues connecting to webmail at all.

    aside from that, let's keep our opinions to ourselves and help the poster with their problem, eh?

    @ Rlp - what is your hosting setup? It appears that you might not be set up on the right kind of hosting plan...

  24. glowlite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    RANT
    Yes, there are many differing experiences with GoDaddy. I've been with GD for years also ladydelaluna.

    To quote ebee: "And for goodness sakes, dont ever trust what a godaddy rep tells you because 50% of the time it won't be correct."

    Normally the reason for that is because the person calling tech support 50% of the time has bitten off more than they can chew. And, are usually so uninformed they can't even explain the problem to a tech. They've read too many forums and use technical terms and nomenclature incorrectly. Many people calling in use the tech support center as a free training center for new webmasters.

    Everything said in this thread is in the "Support" link on the GoDaddy home page. Step-by-step-by-step. (top-right side) There you'll find FAQs with a search function.

    GoDaddy isn't the largest in the world because they're wrong 50% of the time.

  25. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :) wtg glowlite.

    just to get to the bare bones - this should help people solve their issues:

    "...the "Support" link on the GoDaddy home page. Step-by-step-by-step. (top-right side) There you'll find FAQs with a search function."

  26. ebee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Glowlite, I'm a certified technician and I've worked as tech support for a local ISP as well, I am NOT uninformed.
    Let me give you people an example of my experiences with GoDaddy support:

    I was trying to get set up as an account exec for a friends site so I can manage his domain, he added me as account exec but nothing happened. So I called GoDaddy (this is actually the third issue in a month I had to call about, and nobody could help me with the first two either) and asked them a simple question: "How do I use the Account Exec feature?"

    The response was, "Um, um, I'm not really familiar with that, can I put you on hold?"

    Well I was used to this response because EVERY TIME I CALL, they are "not familiar with that" and they put me on hold.

    So I said ok, no problem, I'll hold.

    -----Break in the story-----

    By the way, in the beginning of the month, all of a sudden PHP stopped working on all my hosting accounts, so I checked my scripts (which hadn't been changed but I checked them anyway, then I took my files and put them on another server with another company that I have an account with and they worked fine...so I knew it was not a problem on my end. So I called GoDadddy: "The PHP isn't working on all my sites, can you check it?" The response: "Um, um, can I put you on hold?" "Sure, no problem." I was on hold for 20 MINUTES!! Then finally I hung up and called back. The second rep I talked to said that there was a note on my account written by the first rep that said the PHP was checked and nothing was wrong and the problem was with the customer's script! The rep wrote all that and he never picked the phone back up to tell me! Then the second rep kept argueing with me telling me that my scripts are wrong and he can't support that. I told him that my scripts are fine and they are currently working on another server and they had been working for months on the GoDaddy server and no changes had been made. But he wouldn't budge and he wouldn't believe that this could be any other problem other than MY scripts were wrong. Long story short, there WAS a problem with their PHP, there was a lag in their system, and that's why the form mail scripts on my sites wouldn't send.

    ----Back to the story----

    So the rep comes back and he starts explaining to me how to set up an account exec. I tell him, "But I already told you that I was setup already, I just need to know how to use it. "He says, "Oh, ok, I'm gonna have to put you on hold again." Let me just say that this is not a unique example, almost EVERY rep I've talked to has done this. So he comes back and he tells me that the owner of the account has to go to domain groups and assign roles and set the permissions so since the owner is my friend and he gave me the login to his account, I go ahead and do this on the phone with the rep. So that done, he says now it should show up in my list of domains. Not. So he says, it will take up to 24 hours, so I say ok, thank you. Bye. Its now 72 hours later and it still hasn't shown up.

    Earlier in the month, I had a domain transferred to my account. When this happened, the website went to a parked godaddy page and since it was 'pending change' I couldnt go in and change the forwarding, so I called godaddy to ask how long it would be until I could change that. The rep that answered sounded drunk, the phone fell or something when he picked it up. Then when I asked my question, he got all pissy and rude and said, "You can go change it right now, what are you talking about?" I said, "No I can't, when I ..." But he cut me off and said , "Just select the domain and go to forwarding and change the settings." very rude like I was stupid or something. I said, "Yes, I KNOW HOW to do it, but when I try, it says that it's pending an account change (I already told him this but I am used to it, because I always have to repeat things at least twice to godaddy reps). So he said, "Oh." Pause. "Well, it will take up to 24 hours." I said thanks, bye.

    Ladydelaluna, webmail WAS NOT working in my region, the mail would come through Outlook but I couldn't access it through webmail, every time I tried to go to the webmail page it would freeze, I spent another 20 minutes on the phone with GoDaddy over this issue, he told me to type a number of things in the address bar (all of which I had already done before I even called), one of them was "webmail@mydomain.com" I said, "Don't you mean "webmail.mydomain.com" I've never seen the @ symbol writen in the address bar to access a URL?" He said, "Wait, um, oh yeah, that must be it." Eventually, I was told that I would have to call my ISP and they can't help me... although the godaddy webmail page was the ONLY page I couldn't access.

    GoDaddy is one of the largest in the world because they are cheap and they have a good advertising department, that is all.

  27. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yet again we have a thread that has been fanned into arguments.

    CLOSED.

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