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What is a MySQL database??? I'm having trouble installing my word press (5 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm trying to install a word press blog on my site but i have a problem i have no idea what a MySQL database, because the instruction are telling me to fill out the wp-config data base name and user name and password plzzz help

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm just new like you, but I know how to do it.
    Fisrt, you need to have a hosting account, get into your account (maybe you will find your CPanle admin) there look for DB section. You have a wizard there to set up a new DB, bc your account dosent have any type a name for you new DB, name and password, with this created, look for the wp-config.php (after you rename you wp-config sample.php) file and change these texts, then save and upload with all the WP files.
    If you have dreamweaver you could see easily, better than in wordpad.
    Hope this could help you.
    ;)
    Kati

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Do not use dreamweaver to edit php files. You must use a basic editor like notepad or equivalent as all others add extraneous code.
    Also, you must add the user with all privileges to the database or you will not be able to connect.

  4. jabecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nonsense. I use Dreamweaver as my editor and have for years. It doesn't add anything I don't put there.

  5. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Am I mistaken when I think that caribe809nyc's question is: "What is a mySQL database and where do I find the information"? Right then, go to you control panel / phpmyadmin / whatever and create the database that you want to use for your WordPress website. That's the information that goes in your wp-config file.

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