New here, Installation troubles. (7 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I've been using cutephp but decided I needed something that archives better than cutephp. Someone suggested word press but I'll be honest.. I AM CONFUSED/LOST!
    I've read through the 5min installation and still have no idea what I'm doing. What exactly do I change in the wp-config.php because whatever I'm doing isn't working. :(
    Also, do I need to chmod any files?
    Thank you for your help in advance.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 12 years ago #

    define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'username'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); //

    You should already, from your host, have a password so you can access mySQL.
    So, create a new database - the name does not matter.
    Once it is created, you should see a 'Success!' message or simlar, and the name of your new database will be shown.
    That's what goes on the top line above.
    The username, is your login name to mySQL - this could well be the same as your normal cpanel name.
    The password, which you've already used, goes on line 3
    CHMOD ?
    Nope, not yet.
    The uploads folder, and some other need altering to 666:
    will do for starters :)

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Ok, got the MySQL DB stuff figured out but I'm getting this:
    I'm sorry I'm such trouble, I just have no idea what I'm doing. :(

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 12 years ago #

    That's a pretty wide error message, and means that something is still wrong.
    Is there any way through your cpanel that you can determine any parts of the info needed with absolute certainty ?
    Check that when you have created your database, that the host has not, by default, put something on the beginning
    IE, you created 'clog' and your host has not turned it into 'great_hosting_clog'

  5. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I swear this is all greek to me. :(
    Ok, the database name is herbrokentoycom, so where do I go from there? (clog was just the name of
    the folder and is obviously not the correct thing to have)

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 12 years ago #

    email me and we'll see what we can do ?
    tamba2 AT gmail DOT com
    or hit me on a messenger:
    Various ones here http://www.tamba2.org.uk/contact/index.php

  7. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    email sent.
    i'm on aim too
    username: punishreese

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