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  • deegeorgette

    (@deegeorgette)


    Hello….
    I’m trying to install WordPress on my Win XP Home system. An error message that I get (not verbatim) is that my service provider (At&t Uverse) needs to enable Php. I called them and they said that they don’t support or use Php. Does that mean I can’t install WordPress on my system?
    Thank you.
    Dee

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  • WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Your ISP has nothing to do with PHP on a server. Are you following these:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

    deegeorgette

    (@deegeorgette)

    I guess I’m confused. I have limited experience with this stuff.
    When it states “Provider” does that mean web hosting company? Does the web hosting company need to enable Php?
    Thank you.
    Dee

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Yes, provider means a Web Hosting company – i.e. where you pay for hosting a website. Most hosting companies have php enabled – it’s standard for web hosting.

    You CAN install WP on your local computer (per the link above) but it won’t be viewable from anyplace except that computer.

    deegeorgette

    (@deegeorgette)

    Thank you for your explanation.
    Please forgive me for my ignorance…but I thought that one could use this program for more than just blogging and actually use it to design and create a web-site. And if that’s true, then how do I use it with my web hosting company? Don’t I have to install it on my own computer then publish it to web hosting company for others to view?
    Background:
    I only have experience using Yahoo’s Site Builder application, which I installed on my system. However, the reason that I’m looking to use WP is because I want to have a blog on my web site and Yahoo’s program doesn’t offer that.
    Thank you.
    Dee
    P.S. I might not respond back right away due to this holiday weekend, as I have other obligations to attend to. Please keep this topic open for me for when I do get back here. Thank you.

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Yes, it’s designed to work on a web hosting server – your local computer install is not related to that – though you can move a site – but it’s easier to build it on the server it will be hosted on. You don’t need to install anything on your local computer to use WP if it’s on a live server – all the work would be done via a browser.

    BTW, from what I have heard, Yahoo’s hosting does not work very well with WP – so you might consider finding a better hosting company.

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