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  • I use 1and1 as my web host. They dont have a 1 click installation and I am trying to do it myself. I did everything correctly, using wise-ftp to upload the wordpress folder into my site after deleting the sites previous content. I then point my browser to\wordpress
    and I get an an error message saying I must have configured
    the wp-congig.php file wrong, although Im sure I didnt.
    I used the ftp server username and password info for the wp-config.php fileds. Is this correct. Whats this about the free installation service? are they legit? My data will be secure? wouldnt I have to give them my ftp password\info?
    This installation is a drag…also, why do I have the same ftp username and password for my multiple sites? They are on the same server, but different domain names.
    I may just quit 1and1…

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  • >I used the ftp server username and password info
    > for the wp-config.php fileds. Is this correct.

    No, so it looks as if that error message was right 😉

    I assume that the username and password you need are for the MYSQL database. The user and pass for that are different and are shown when you access the DB set up area in the control panel.

    Might find an answer in one of the threads over here maybe? Good luck!


    WordPress works fine on accounts. For information I donn’t believe the MSHosting plans support MySQL so you’d need another type plan..

    Submit a request at and you’ll be contacted about getting WordPress installed for you.

    After much fun trying to accomplish the same type of installation, I used smartftp to upload version 2.1 into the root directory. My installation was extremely simple. I don’t know which did the trick, but I accomplished the whole process from the download to the logging into my new blog in about 30 minutes of actual work. 1&1 does support mysql databases on non-MS hosting plans. They don’t support WordPress.

    I just uploaded my to today after trying and trying for 3 days, so frustrating.

    I finally figured it out:

    The wp-config says this:

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘db216973624’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘dbo216973624’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘xxxxxx’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);
    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

    I filled everything in accept for the spot where it says 99% of the time you won’t have to change this value.

    Well, when I did change that value, 1and1 must be only the 1% server you have to change this and added the host server name in as above, it worked liked a butter. That wording 99% chance you won’t need to change this, is very confusing. Most amateurs probably don’t touch it.

    Now after I find out how EASY this is to install, I can delete my blogger account. I love wordpress!

    All the database info are bogus numbers…not my real database info.

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