I am a mac user and trying out wordpress for the first time to make my company's website. I am very new to all this. I found great instructions for downloading WP on MAMP and making everything work. Now, we have been provided a web hosting service by terraprime (www.terraprime.co.uk). I was wondering does MAMP allow me to maintain the db locally and then just update via SQL or FTP to the live server?
There is an option for creating a Stand-alone MySQL User (advanced only)
"If you want to set up an extra user without a corresponding database and set up its permissions manually (via phpMyAdmin for the database you want to grant privileges on) please fill in the details below."
So, if I want to move my locally made website which currently is on MAMP, do I use the Stand-alone MySQL? I would really appreciate some idiot proof screenshot type tutorial if there is any. Do I export the WP package on the Host provided FTP or download it directly there from the web and I like not to start all over again.
Thank you in advance.