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Installation & the Database (6 posts)

  1. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Forgive me if I'm asking a question that's already been explained, but I couldn't find the answer.

    I'm trying to install a new version of WordPress.
    Once I've copied the files I can't establish a database connection. Now I know there is no databse there. Does the install.php create the database or do I need to create it first?

    If I need to create it, what specs do I use?

  2. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You need to create the actual database first on your webhosting server, then create a user, give the user access ALL rights to the database, then input those values into the one step installer =)

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

    This should help:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    Do you have a mySQL database with your hosting deal ?

  4. Jonathan Dingman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Podz: yeah..I always forget about codex, silly me, thanks for posting the link =)

  5. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, I do have mySQL databases with my package. My webhost offers a one click installation of Geeklog, but once I get that installed I can't figure out how to get a webpage to display it.

    So now I'm trying WordPress, which seems like it will fit my needs better in the long run.

  6. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    BTW,

    Forgot to say thanks to you guys, podz and jdingman

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