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Install WordPress Via FTP (HELP) (9 posts)

  1. laladude91
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to try installing wordpress and use it.. But I do not have access to my cPanel or web hosting. All I have access to the ftp. I can upload files to the ftp and shows up on the actual website.

    My question now is How do I install wordpress with just an ftp without access to cPanel? Please help.. much appreciated.. Thank you

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You still need to have access to a database and your web host needs to have PHP running.

    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

  3. Marvel Labs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    if you need to test only, you can go to host1free.com

  4. akamatsu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi ,upload your wordpress files using your ftp client and then go to your browser and type http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php
    and wordpress would start to install. make sure that your database info is well set in the config.php file of your installation.

  5. WPProHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    laladude91

    If you do not configure the wp-config.php file prior to uploading it is not a problem as the WordPress installation itself will ask you to enter the database connection details.

    Good luck and let us know if you need further assistance.

  6. laladude91
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By editing the config.php, I need a password and username. How should I ask from the owner of the website? I mean.. what exactly are those info called? database username and password? Cpanel?

  7. WPProHelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes you should ask for the following information:

    1. Database names
    2. Username and password to access the database

    Then you insert such information directly in the wp-config.php file or through the installation wizard.

  8. laladude91
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But from the tutorial here. I have to have access to Cpanel, right? In order to obtain those details. Or can I just put in random Username and Pw which I remember, to access them anytime?

  9. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You need access to a database. The database username and password may not be the same as the cpanel password.

    Or can I just put in random Username and Pw which I remember, to access them anytime?

    This won't work.

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