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Please help with installing! (3 posts)

  1. ajvkorn3712
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, I'm new to wordpress and I'm stuck on installing it.I was reading the instructions readme and it says to change your data base connection...

    "Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details"

    I am being hosted by a friend who is letting me use a sub-domain and he gave me webspace also. I logged into the ftp with the information he gave me and tried uploading everything. It says error on line 9 in the wp-config.php. Now what my main question is what do I put into the database connection information? Do I use my wordpress login details or my ftp information?Here is the information it tells me to change, but I am confused on. PLEASE HELP! THank you in advance!

    "define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', ''); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', ' '); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'local host'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value"

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do I use my wordpress login details or my ftp information?

    None of the above.

    You need the database information. If you are hosted by your friend - s/he has to give you that.

  3. ajvkorn3712
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok ty...I will talk to him later!

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