[resolved] Local to online woes(and limited mysql rights to boot) (3 posts)

  1. ravnblade
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty new to WP, was doing just fine. Figured out how to run WP locally, how to make my whole site(not just the blog) run on WP and how to make customize everything to my like.
    But now I'm stumped. I'm trying to move the Local WP online. Couldn't care less about the database records of the local version, so I thought I'd just copy the WP files and set up a new Mysql database and just run the install. Sounded easy...but my host has decided I'm only getting one already excisting empy Mysql database.

    In short...I don't know how to get things running. I can set up the amount of tables in this dbase, but how to make WP communicate and understand it's not getting a dbase of it's own? Only right I don't have is to change the dbase name.

    Any help would be mucho appreciated!!!

    Warning : I'm somewhat a php and mysql noob. I'm learning, but please don't techtalk me too hard!!

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As long as the database user can create and drop tables it should be fine. All you need to do is run the wp install. It will create all the tables it needs. Also there shouldn't be a problem sharing the database with other applications. WordPress adds a wp- prefix to all table names.

  3. ravnblade
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks! I got it to work. The database location was wrong, but that info was hard to find in my provider's faqs.

    Thanks for the effort!

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