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[resolved] Install to Domain via FTP (4 posts)

  1. kwildbur
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to get WordPress installed for a website that I maintain but the only access that I have is a FTP login for the domain. I'm not even able to get in contact with the company that I think hosts the domain because they never respond...

    Is it possible to install WordPress with ONLY a FTP login? I literally have no access to anything else except that.. if it's possible, can someone please give me directions on how to do it? Thank you in advance!

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    While you can certainly edit the wp-config.php file properly, and then upload it to your web space - along with all of the other required WordPress files - using an FTP client, I believe you will still need to access yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php via a web browser to complete the installation process. So, Sure... It's possible.

    But... you will first/also need to have access to the database administration tools on the hosted account in order to create a database for WordPress.

  3. Vadonis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In order to install WordPress period you need full access to the CPanel on which the domain is hosted on. If you do not have full access to the CPanel there is no way to install WordPress on that domain.

    The only way you could use FTP File Manager to install WordPress without access to the CPanel and Database is if you know the Username, Database, and Password used to setup the database. << That would be a long shot and is highly skeptical and may present a security risk.

    Is it possible to install WordPress with ONLY a FTP login? I literally have no access to anything else except that..

    Do you own the domain name? If you do own the domain name, you can request that your password be reset via going to http://www.YourDomain.com/cpanel (substitute "YourDomain" with the domain) and clicking on "Forgot Password". If you do not own the domain name and are setting up a WordPress site for Client, Friend, or Family member, I suggest you contact the person who does own the domain name and get the required information to access the CPanel and Database information.

  4. kwildbur
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you both for the help. It sounds like I need to continue trying to get more access from the organization... they just don't seem too concerned with helping :/

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