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  • OK, I’ve found out about this wordpress thingy, I’ve read the site and downloaded the files to see what its all about, and frankly I have no understanding about what I’m trying to achieve with this “installation”. 1) I have 0 understanding of php and I don’t even know what mysql is? 2) What does it mean by database? Does this mean your website? Does the upload/install mean uploading to webspace? 3) Does anything actually install on the computer?

    I’m very confused and my head hurts, why can’t it all be done in some kind of installation wizard?

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  • Check out DreamHosts…they have a Fantastico install of WordPress, I believe.

    That said, given your questions and comments, may I suggest that you cut your teeth on something like Blogger? It’s more of a push-button kind of publishing tool and may suit your needs without giving you headaches. To be honest, if you don’t understand the concept of a database at the moment, then you will find WordPress to be a big challenge.

    I started with Blogger myself, and as my knowledge and experience grew, I eventually found myself using WordPress.

    Hope this helps!

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    It’s not Fantastico, but it is fantastic.

    … or even better than what NuclearMoose suggested: get a blog at blogsome first. They use WordPress… this way you can get used to the software first.

    As for your installation questions: the files install on your web server. Yes, you need a database, which means your web host must provide a program called MySQL …. you have read the documentation first, have you?

    As nuclear moose suggest, get yourself a hosting account with CPanel and make sure they provide Fantastico as part of the hosting package.

    Through Fantastico you can install WordPress very easily without any hassles.

    To find a host, visit: http://www.webhostingtalk.com

    cheers

    Leslie

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Here’s the “official” list of hosts:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/List_of_hosting_providers

    (if your favorite host isn’t on this list, and you are currently running WordPress under that host, then please add to the list)

    I use http://www.telnap.com and think it is very good. For $60 a year you can get a reseller account that will give 800Mb and 15 domains. It has cpanel and fantastico. (I don’t use fantastico).

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