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installing plugins – what’s my hostname?

  • hi,
    im on dreamhost, and my blog is blog.holycows.info

    I am trying to install a plug in, and i have installed the pre-configured version of wordpress given to me by dreamhost. But whenever i try to install a plugin, i fail to get pass the demand for hostname, user and password…
    may be there is an easy answer but i can see it…
    all help appreciated

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  • Samuel B
    Participant

    @samboll

    it will be the same credentials as your ftp

    example:
    hostname – holycows.info or ftp .holycows.info
    same user/pass you use for this

    Hi Samboll. Many thanks but it does not work. Doing my head in. Any ideas?

    yogi sydney
    Member

    @yogi-sydney

    try your IP numba not your URL (domain name)

    bmarvin81
    Member

    @bmarvin81

    i’m having the same issue. my blog is blakemarvin.com/blog, i’ve tried blakemarvin.com as the hostname, blakemarvin.com/blog as the hostname and every concievable password (my password for my ftp, my wordpress login, ect). no luck.

    It should be

    Host: blakemarvin.com (or try 204.11.32.172)
    ID : FTP ID
    Pwd : FTP password

    And they say this stuff is so easy. After almost 10 years I still can’t keep up with all the ftps, abcs, xyzs, etc. I know that puters and programs r stupid and we and programers r not. BUT!!!

    So, what ta h is ftp??? I no i no but….

    Steve

    ftp – File Transfer Protocol
    http – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

    sftp is just Secure FTP.

    Honestly, I work in computers and sometimes I sit there going ‘What the…’ too. Check out http://simple.wikipedia.org/ – It has the simple explanation of this stuff. Like a low-techie explanation of FTP

    after some trying i managed to install plugins in this way:

    hostname: url without www.
    username: the one you use for uploading with a ftp program
    password: the one you use for uploading with a ftp program

    this username and password i got sent by my website hoster

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