hosting question (6 posts)

  1. beewinter
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Do I need to go for one of the hosts listed on the hosts page here (Yahoo Hosting, BlueHost, etc) or am I able to install WP on any ftp server I have access to?

    (Right now my site is at http://www.beewinter.com which masks and I wish to install WP on that server using SmartFTP)

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You can install anywhere you wish :)

  3. beewinter
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thank you. What do i enter for details in the config file?

  4. Dreamchaser
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You have to enter:

    host: localhost (99% this is the valus)
    db name: "your database name"
    db username: "your db username to access the database"
    db password: "your password for db username"

    and prefix of the db "wp_" leave it as default.

    - Dreamchaser

  5. Michael Bishop

    Posted 10 years ago #

    @beewinter - you need to create a database and user for that database. That's what's added to the config file, database name, user name, and user password.

  6. Dreamchaser
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Probably you should have been provided with a cpanel or so called control panel where you can administrate these stuffs, create db, users, password, assign user for a database.

    Also you can make use of phpmyadmin if your host provides you. Cpanel isthe best way to install WordPress for newbies. If you have any trouble, I shall do my best to help you out.

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