can't run the install. Please help
Hi, after many hours getting my head around exactly what I need to do to install wordpress, and cross referencing many articles and videos online, I have managed to get nearly all the way without having to post for help, but I have finally given in at the last hurdle. I think I’ve done everything correctly but the site won’t install, but there’s definitely something there as the site has changed from the isp’s default page to the wordpress “error establishing database connection page.
Let me talk you through what I’ve done…
So, I’ve setup a database on 1and1 under the domain name I want to use.
I’ve downloaded wordpress.org, changed the wp-config-sample to wp-admin, where I’ve opened it up in the “text” app on my mac (osx 10.7.3 Lion) and changed the information to that created by 1and1 when I setup the MySQL database. I’ve only changed 4 items, that is the DB Name, DB USER, DB Password, DB Host. I think that’s right…
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** // /** The name of the database for WordPress */ define('DB_NAME', 'dbnnnnnnnnn'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', 'dbonnnnnnnnn'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', 'mypassword'); /** MySQL hostname */ define('DB_HOST', 'dbnnnnnnnnn.db.1and1.com '); /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */ define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); /** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */ define('DB_COLLATE', '');
Then, I’ve uploaded all files to the web host using filezilla. Established the connection, all files transferred. The one mistake I made at this point was that I had not deleted the “sample” file, but I have rectified this now.
So, as I said, I thought I’d done it all, and I just needed to run the install, but it’s not letting me. Please, if anyone can help that would be great. I know it doesn’t look like much abnd to a pro, that would take you 5 minutes like they say, but I’ve literally learnt this from scratch this morning and it’s taken me all day to get this far…
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