OK so I am using 1and1 which I like and they have always been really prompt and knowledgeable. I have Windows and Linux packages too.
Now I want to install wordpress on my 1and 1 Linux host, and the problem is NOT with my 1and1 Linux package, so I want to get that out of the way.
It's that I only have Windows on my local PC, and the wordpress install says I have to download the wordpress zip/or/tar pkg to MY PC first, unzip etc., do a bunch of stuff, and WHAT IS THE SHOWSTOPPER is how I need the same host software on my PC like I need PHP and MySQL on my Windows PC, only then do I upload to my host 1and1 Linux server.
WHY on this fair earth do I have to create this sort of ruckus on my local PC? Why can't I just do it all on the Host server? they have PHP they have MYSQL, they have every bell and whistle I need for WordPress...
I don't know how to even start PHP'ing etc. why should I?
And for that matter:
It's a waste of energy. Electricity. Communications bandwidth. This is exactly the sort of double work that leads to more global warming ;-)