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  • Ok I have searched and I can’t find anyone with this error. I have godaddy hosting. All my database information is correct (I even called to verify) but when I try to run the install line

    I get this message:
    “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress”

    What Gives?

    My Code:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘whereisjenny’);
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘whereisjenny’);
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘mypassword’);
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘’);

    $table_prefix = ‘wp_’;

    define (‘WPLANG’, ”);

    define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__).’/’);

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  • Jenny: I am on GoDaddy as well. Is your hosting Unix or Windows based? (If you don’t know, than which plan are you on? If it’s the 3.95/monthplan, it’s Unix.) If you’re on Unix, than everything is case sensitive. I had the same problem, but I found out that it was a casing issue, and that fixed it. If you are not sure what case to use, log into GoDaddy, and navigate “Hosting & Servers” –> “My Hosting Account” –> “Databases” (under the hosting plan in question) There you will see the db name and user name as it should be typed.

    I checked I am on Delux ASP…

    I checked the case on all my information and matched it with what it says in my coding.. It’s ALL correct cases and everything.

    I’ve had problems installing other programs like this on godaddy hosting. It’s always something with them. I know what I’m doing.. I’ve installed the same software on other hosting services and had NO issues… but when I call them to complain they tell me I”m installing it wrong. UGH. I’m going to try and cancel and change hosts tomorrow.

    Ask Godaddy to switch you from Windows to Linux.

    I use both Linux and Windows. Windows Pro (originally NT) and NTFS are easier to use if you develop software yourself but most open source software is set up for Linux. Using the defaults is easier than changing things for Windows.

    I am sitting at a Windows machine with Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I upload a WordPress site from this Windows machine to a Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL machine. Nothing changes other than one line in .htaccess which has nothing to do with WordPress.

    When I work on ASP, there are all sorts of painful abnormalities that have to be treated. ASP is usually the problem. ASP uses weird directory configurations. If you change to Linux then you will get Apache. Open source is set up for Apache and everyone knows Apache. You will get fewer problems with Apache and more people can help.

    I switched the server over to Linux and it worked like a charm.

    Thanks everyone for their help

    Glad it worked out for you. I love GoDaddy. On a whim the other day I registered a domain, set-up a basic hosting account, uploaded WordPress & assorted theme/plungins, created a database, configured everything, and had a blog up and running in about 10mins…

    Hi I’m new to this and trying to upload to godaddy on the basic accout. Its the unix one I have logged into GoDaddy, and gone to “Hosting & Servers” –> “My Hosting Account” –> “Databases” found the db name and user name I then made my wp-config.php file match, and uploaded the file.

    Still no go. I placed the wordpress files in the “php_uploads” folder is that correct?
    All text are lowercase through out Help Please.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    The WP files/folders should go in the directory ‘public_html’ or ‘www’ or ‘htdocs’ (I forget what Godaddy call theirs)

    As for your wp-config.php, be sure to alter the line that reads ‘localhost’. On Godaddy, it is never ‘localhost’ – it is something similar to ‘’ – the hosting screen has the info.

    Thanks for the super fast reply I’ll take the wp files out of the “php_uploads folder and try again.
    I did change the ‘local host’ to ‘’ Thank again

    Well word press has taken over my site.! I removed the wp file out of the ‘php_uploads folder’ into the top directory and now I think the index php is over ruling the index html. All I know is that my home page has been replaced. oops

    I just went to godaddy and reset my password. Just to confirm that it was the same.

    You can check it out for the next 20 mins anyway thanks for looking

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Having 2 index files is generally a bad idea – if you don’t want to delete the index.html, rename it to ‘index2.html’ and it’ll be ignored.

    Where ‘index.php’ id, in that directory, you can create another – called ‘blog’ maybe, then drag and drop all the WP files into there.
    Note: do that after installing and things will break – so do post before doing that !

    Hi took wp down and started fresh.

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘oswaldkelso’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘oswaldkelso’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘xxxxxxxxx’); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single database.
    $table_prefix = ‘wp_’; // example: ‘wp_’ or ‘b2’ or ‘mylogin_’

    // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
    // For example, install to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de’
    // to enable German language support.
    define (‘WPLANG’, ”);

    /* Stop editing */

    define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__).’/’);

    2. uploaded the wordpress folder to my server. with the modified ‘wp-config.php’ file.

    3. this is the route
    returns No input file specified.

    I feel I’m so close just doing something dumb!

    4. When I open the database i get this
    MySQL Active oswaldkelso oswaldkelso 0MB 5/14/2005 Open Manager

    and if I open the manager I get 2 choices 1. structures 2.mysql

    structures says “No tables found in database.” and gives me a optio to ” Create new table on database oswaldkelso”?

    mysql says “Run SQL query/queries on database oswaldkelso” neither of witch I have thr foggiest idea about


    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven
    That is the address.

    My guess is the user / db names are wrong. I know they need to be the same, but they are wrong ?

    Thanks for your help the mysql db was wrong

    All up and running now thanks again



    I’m having the exact same problem with, I’m on a Deluxe hosting account and have tried everything that the users above have done and I downloaded Notepad++ to edit the wp-config file just to make sure that I wasn’t creating any errors in the php of the file. I also have made sure that all the info is correct over and over and over agin for 3 days now. 3 phone calls to godaddy support and nothing works. All I get is: “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress” everytime. And yet I can see that the database is there! And all my inputted info is perfectly correct!

    The server is running Windows, if I have them switch it over to Linux/Apache what happens to my commercial website pages that I have running on the same url (it does not use a database at all) And can I have them change it? Can it be changed in other words without messing anything up?

    This thing is driving me crazy, the main reason I chose godaddy was because of the low price and the good tech support reputation and that their specs exceeded the requirements to run WordPress.


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