I am helping a friend building a website for his student project. The website will be hosted on the server from his university.
I have been granted the ftp access and been able to import the wordpress package on the server.
The last step of the installation is to link the website to a database (MySQL).
This is my first question : If I am not mistaken, I cannot build a database through a FTP connection. Could you confirm that ?
I have built several websites but all of them were hosted by companies that provided my A database dedicated to these websites. So this is the first time I have to install a website on a “private” server.
When I asked the project director to install a database, he answered me that he was not familiar with this process.
Most of the websites running on the university’s server use Drupal CMS. I don’t know anything about Drupal but I understand that, like WordPress, it needs a MYSQL database to run.
I have contacted the server’s administrator and asked him to install a MYSQL database.
If he uses PhpMyAdmin it should be easy. I gave him this documentation : https://wordpress.org/support/article/how-to-install-wordpress/#step-2-create-the-database-and-a-user
Here comes my second question : If the administrator, for any reason, is unable to install a database, can I manage to run a wordpress website anyway ?
Thanks in advance for your help on this topic and sorry for these rookie questions.
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