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  1. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Setting up the blog, where do I get all the bits so I can just start posting to the damn thing.

    I have Downloaded, unzipped reconfigured the wp-config to look like.....

    <?php
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'theftpaddress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'thedbusername'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'mypassword'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single database.
    $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'

    // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
    // For example, install de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
    // to enable German language support.
    define ('WPLANG', '');

    /* Stop editing */

    define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');
    require_once(ABSPATH.'wp-settings.php');
    ?>

    ......then uploaded the lot to: http://www.peggycharltons.co.uk/blog/wordpress then its probably a familiar looking problem to the people in the know but to me it`s a pain in the arse. So the question is what next?

    oh... I do not know diddly about MySql

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

    DB_Name and DB_User look wrong to me.

    Who is your host ? Do you have cpanel / vdeck / plesk / ensim ?

  3. Basilisk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks to me like you've put your FTP username and password instead of your mySQL database name, mySQL database username, and that user's password.

  4. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By Podz you are quick.....

    .....the host is fasthosts and I have no idea about the database.

  5. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You are correct I have used the FTP stuff but I did state that I knew diddly about MySql thanks for the help so far but, how do I resolve this? Do I need to install MySql alongside the blog?

  6. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have probably answered my own question there but can I install it for free and if so how and where?

  7. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'll recommend deleting all that FTP information right away. People can log into your site and make any changes they want. [edit]done[/edit]

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

    I've not got a guide for fasthosts....
    Apparently their control panel has won awards for 'ease of use' .... and their support site is not accessible to me.

    Do they have a mySQL section ? And are you on a Windows or a Linux server ? (the latter is better, and any sort of welcome email should have a lot of info for you)

  9. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    fnar......I am on the windows (great, deep sigh) and the support is like Santa in July after a night on the Razz, the closest I got to finding out about there MySql is by getting to the end of a paragraph in the CP that said pay us some money and we will set one up for you, hence the question about can I install it myself or is this going to be difficult using the Windows platform?

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

    Installing should be fine, it's other features which need working around.
    I've installed blogs all over the place - I could have a go for you if you want ? I'd need access to the cpanel but I won't do anything I shouldn't. If you want me to have a go, my email is tamba2 @ gmail . com

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress

  11. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would consider it but I am worried that they (fasthosts) are going to rip some serious dollar from me bank.

    i.e

    quote fasthosts;
    " Payment options;
    Please select the payment type for your MS SQL 150MB database:

    Monthly You will be charged £15.00 + VAT per month for MSSQL 150MB database.
    Annually You will be charged £160.00 + VAT per annum for MSSQL 150MB database.

    Please note: If you exceed the limits on our database products then we will automatically charge you for the additional space you use".

    I hate parting with money (I am a devout "scrooge"n)..

    ..I already run a blog @ http://sunderlandafc.blogspot.com but I thought it was time to venture into the world of setting up the stuff meself!
    Is there a place on this blue planet that offers "free hosted MySql"?

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

    MS SQL and mySQL are entirely different beasts.

    Free mySQL ? http://www.blogsome.com ?

    http://www.asmallorange.com have plans which at current exchange rates means you could get hosting at around £2.70 a month. It's a great host too.
    http://www.asmallorange.com/services/hosting/

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