phpmyadmin help - setting up wordpress (14 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm new to wordpress. I found a host the supports php and mysql.
    It has the phpmyadmin feature.
    I looked around in there and I dont have a clue how to set it up.
    The host is 100webspace
    My database is nicktech_blog
    I dont have any clue what to do
    Please help!

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    May seem stupid to ask, but it's important...
    Have you read the WordPress install instructions? As long as you have the basic info for your database on hand, you shouldn't need to do anything in phpMyAdmin to get WordPress up and running.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I tried, but my attempts failed. I uploaded everything and I think I configured the config file right.
    I don't know. I need an example to follow.
    I ran the install file like it said, but i see a bunch of code, and no password.
    I have never used this before and dont have a clue what I'm doing.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I uploaded everything into the main directory but I dont know whats wrong.
    I give up...

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    You give up easily. Wanna play poker? :)
    - When you ran install.php, were there any error messages? If so, what were they?
    - Did you rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php?
    - Did 100webspace give you login information for your MySQL database?
    If you're required to log in to phpMyAdmin, it's likely the username and password for that is the one needed in your wp-config.php information. If that doesn't work, you may need to contact 100webspace to find out how you log in to your MySQL database.

  6. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You probably have to change the host value as well (the part that they claim is 99% "localhost", but rarely ever is).

  7. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I hope you uploaded the files in bin format and images in ASCII format. I am not sure that make much of a difference.
    1) unzip into /var/www/ or /var/www/htdocs
    2) rename and make entries in wp-config.php file.
    define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'database-name'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'your password'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    3) hope the permissions on this directory is 644 (or 655 in some cases)

  8. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Follow the instructions on this URL

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @nickmarshall - if you are really stuck, I'll install it if you want.
    Just send me an email and we'll go from there
    tamba2 at gmail dot com

  10. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Problem Solved!
    Thanks Podz!!!

  11. streets
    Posted 10 years ago #

    To Whom it may concern. I have a similar problem to the person above. I am hosting at Yahoo! The thing is, it almost seems as if I am unable to create a database without installing the my php software. Has anyone set up the php and mysql on a Yahoo! host before. I really need help as I have been trying to figure this out alone by myself for over a week off and on and I am suprememly fustrated. I would be willing to even give out my password info so one of you guys could take a look. Help Pleeeeaaaaasssseeeee! thanks

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'll give it a whirl if you want ?
    Email address as above.

  13. Anonymous
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as nick.
    I don't know what I'm doing wrong...

  14. DianeV
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thing is, we're not hearing what the exact problems -- or solutions -- were.
    To install WordPress, you *have* to have web hosting space that includes:
    - PHP version 4.1 or greater
    - MySQL version 3.23.23 or greater
    - (optional) The Apache mod_rewrite module, for full cruft-free URI functionality
    (Boy, that link's hard to find!)
    If you have that, then your web host will likely already have set up the mySQL database, and can tell you what your database name, etc., are.

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