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  • I want to try installing wordpress and use it.. But I do not have access to my cPanel or web hosting. All I have access to the ftp. I can upload files to the ftp and shows up on the actual website.

    My question now is How do I install wordpress with just an ftp without access to cPanel? Please help.. much appreciated.. Thank you

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  • You still need to have access to a database and your web host needs to have PHP running.

    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    if you need to test only, you can go to host1free.com

    Hi ,upload your wordpress files using your ftp client and then go to your browser and type http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php
    and wordpress would start to install. make sure that your database info is well set in the config.php file of your installation.

    laladude91

    If you do not configure the wp-config.php file prior to uploading it is not a problem as the WordPress installation itself will ask you to enter the database connection details.

    Good luck and let us know if you need further assistance.

    By editing the config.php, I need a password and username. How should I ask from the owner of the website? I mean.. what exactly are those info called? database username and password? Cpanel?

    Yes you should ask for the following information:

    1. Database names
    2. Username and password to access the database

    Then you insert such information directly in the wp-config.php file or through the installation wizard.

    But from the tutorial here. I have to have access to Cpanel, right? In order to obtain those details. Or can I just put in random Username and Pw which I remember, to access them anytime?

    You need access to a database. The database username and password may not be the same as the cpanel password.

    Or can I just put in random Username and Pw which I remember, to access them anytime?

    This won’t work.

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