Problems installing to a private server
All help much much appreciated…
I’ve been trying to install wordpress to a client’s own server (within a subdirectory). I’m told the server is running the latest versions of PHP and mySQL.
I’m COMPLETELY NEW to servers, PHP and the like – and understand very little of it. I’m not sure if my client (who owns the server) has lots of experience either.
When I try to access the install file from various internet browsers (safari & firefox), it says ‘the page cannot be found’ – although I’m sure it’s correct. (Before the PHP and mySQL was updated by the client this message read ‘Your server is running PHP version 4.3.10 but WordPress 3.4.2 requires at least 5.2.4.’)
I haven’t changed database details in the wp-config.php as I’m not sure what this all means (although I’ve deleted ‘sample’ from the name).
What is the ‘database’ – is this something I make up, or something that has to match server settings?
What should I be asking my client to do, and what information do I need from them?
How would I access the php settings and things on his server, if he doesn’t have the time?
If all this fails, can I start building the site elsewhere and then easily transfer it when we get his server working, or does that add another level of confusion to someone who is completely new?
Thank you thank you thank you for all advice…
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