Install Questions (2 posts)

  1. bethany5a4
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I downloaded wordpress. I changed the the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.

    Now, when making changes:
    "define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');// The name of the database"
    Does this mean I should name my database "wordpress" when I create it? My host (godaddy.com) doesn't give me the option of naming my database, it only shows my username.

    Anyway, I created a mysql database. I uploaded the contents of the wordpress folder to my hosting account, in the root directory. I went to http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php (with my site's name in place of "example", of course). There's nothing there. What am I missing?

    Do I need to upload anything to the mysql database? I can't really even figure out what it does.


  2. bestfoot
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Bethany,

    I don't know GoDaddy well for hosting. If they give you one mySQL database and name it "username" then what you need to put in the config file is "username" for the database name. Then you will use your username and password (probably the same as your godaddy username and password I suspect with the way you are explaining things. You can put more than one thing in your database so long as you use a prefix that is unique for each. If this is all that you are putting in there, then you can use the wp_ that is already there. I have this theory that you are always best to use something else though just to be unique.

    So the answer is yes the name of your database is presumably "username". The install will then put the proper tables in the database and prefix those table names with either wp_ or whatever you substitute for that.

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