I am confused. Where did you install WordPress if not on your domain? WP is supposed to be installed on your domain – if it has the minimum requirements to run the script:
PHP version 4.1 or greater
MySQL version 3.23.23 or greater
I used MAMP and the wordpress is saved onto the htdocs folder and when I activate the Apache and MySQL servers, I can locate the blog on localhost:8888/wordpress.
I have PHP 5.
I also added the wordpress folder and it’s files to my domain via FTP.
OK, just for clarification.
Having installed WP on your local computer has nothing to do with an online installation of WordPress. Those are two very different things – and not related to each other. You can use the local install for testing, designing themes etc.
If you have the WP files uploaded to your domain’s host server, you will have to run the install script there.
Before that, make sure that you have a MySQL database running on your server (ask the host if you don’t know) and put the relevant info (db name, db user, pw, db host) into the wp-config file.
Then in your browser type: yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php and hit enter 🙂
Hope this helps.
Post back if you have more questions.
And… does it now work? You need only follow the installation instructions if you have not set the tables up yet. Did you actually install it on localhost and then uploaded it as-is(was) to the server? This is the wrong way of tackling this… you ought to install it on the server so that the settings file fits your server. Database likewise. You are overcomplicating matters, I suspect.
I do not have MySQL on my host, but I downloaded it from MySQL.com
Schestowitz, could you explain to me how I install wordpress on my server?
Your host will have to get MySQL installed if it hasn’t already. I believe you cannot use other database types because the interfaces are inconsistent.
To install WordPress, follow the typical steps:
MySQL has to be on the server where your domain is hosted. I don’t know if it’s possible to install it for yourself.
What to do? Get a better host.
I don’t mean to advocate anything else, but if the OP cannot afford or does not wish to move to a different host, other software exists which uses flat text files to store data.
Still, it is not comparable with WordPress. But not all hope is lost…
Hey, my host has MySql and I’ve contacted them to try and update, just waiting for a reply. When I do activate MySQL, what do I do? Do I have to delete the current database on which I am making my blog.
Ok, what software can I use as an alternative to MySQL?
Your host has MySQL right? So, why not use that?
I don’t think there is an alternative out there. Besides, every paying host has MySQL.
And, you can always start your blog at wordpress.com.
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