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  • I am currently running wordpress locally on my computer to learn. But I want to help out a friend on his wordpress site who is running wordpress through shared hosting. Everything seems to be working fine when I log in to manage his site through the shared hosting provider. But I was still left with some concern on whether I needed to follow a different wordpress installation process to adequately make adjustments to his site.

    I hope that makes sense, and I hope someone out there can help. Thank you in advance! All the best.

    Joel G.

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  • Hi, Joel G, & welcome. If everything is working ok, then you shouldn’t need to do anything more.

    If you could perhaps be a bit more specific, maybe we could in turn be more helpful?

    Thank you so much, Jackie.

    Well…to try to be more specific. I went through the local host installation process of wordpress guided via a lynda tutorial. My concern was when I chose to help my friend with his site that in order to make adequate or permanent changes to his wordpress site I needed to follow a different or another type of installation process of wordpress because his site was published on a shared server not on a local host like my installation of wordpress is.

    Thanks again, 🙂

    Joel G.

    Joel, the 2 are indeed quite diferent, so the procedures for a local install, ie, on your machine, aren’t entirely applicable on shared hosting, especially if a script installer like Softaculous or similar is involved. It’s actually easier in the latter case, as you’ve likely discovered.

    I think you’re in good shape since everything’s working, but let us know here if things change.

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