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  1. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Setting up the blog, where do I get all the bits so I can just start posting to the damn thing.

    I have Downloaded, unzipped reconfigured the wp-config to look like.....

    <?php
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'theftpaddress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'thedbusername'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'mypassword'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 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 de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
    // to enable German language support.
    define ('WPLANG', '');

    /* Stop editing */

    define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');
    require_once(ABSPATH.'wp-settings.php');
    ?>

    ......then uploaded the lot to: http://www.peggycharltons.co.uk/blog/wordpress then its probably a familiar looking problem to the people in the know but to me it`s a pain in the arse. So the question is what next?

    oh... I do not know diddly about MySql

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

    DB_Name and DB_User look wrong to me.

    Who is your host ? Do you have cpanel / vdeck / plesk / ensim ?

  3. Basilisk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Looks to me like you've put your FTP username and password instead of your mySQL database name, mySQL database username, and that user's password.

  4. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    By Podz you are quick.....

    .....the host is fasthosts and I have no idea about the database.

  5. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You are correct I have used the FTP stuff but I did state that I knew diddly about MySql thanks for the help so far but, how do I resolve this? Do I need to install MySql alongside the blog?

  6. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have probably answered my own question there but can I install it for free and if so how and where?

  7. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'll recommend deleting all that FTP information right away. People can log into your site and make any changes they want. [edit]done[/edit]

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

    I've not got a guide for fasthosts....
    Apparently their control panel has won awards for 'ease of use' .... and their support site is not accessible to me.

    Do they have a mySQL section ? And are you on a Windows or a Linux server ? (the latter is better, and any sort of welcome email should have a lot of info for you)

  9. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    fnar......I am on the windows (great, deep sigh) and the support is like Santa in July after a night on the Razz, the closest I got to finding out about there MySql is by getting to the end of a paragraph in the CP that said pay us some money and we will set one up for you, hence the question about can I install it myself or is this going to be difficult using the Windows platform?

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

    Installing should be fine, it's other features which need working around.
    I've installed blogs all over the place - I could have a go for you if you want ? I'd need access to the cpanel but I won't do anything I shouldn't. If you want me to have a go, my email is tamba2 @ gmail . com

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress

  11. deancruddace
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I would consider it but I am worried that they (fasthosts) are going to rip some serious dollar from me bank.

    i.e

    quote fasthosts;
    " Payment options;
    Please select the payment type for your MS SQL 150MB database:

    Monthly You will be charged £15.00 + VAT per month for MSSQL 150MB database.
    Annually You will be charged £160.00 + VAT per annum for MSSQL 150MB database.

    Please note: If you exceed the limits on our database products then we will automatically charge you for the additional space you use".

    I hate parting with money (I am a devout "scrooge"n)..

    ..I already run a blog @ http://sunderlandafc.blogspot.com but I thought it was time to venture into the world of setting up the stuff meself!
    Is there a place on this blue planet that offers "free hosted MySql"?

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

    MS SQL and mySQL are entirely different beasts.

    Free mySQL ? http://www.blogsome.com ?

    http://www.asmallorange.com have plans which at current exchange rates means you could get hosting at around £2.70 a month. It's a great host too.
    http://www.asmallorange.com/services/hosting/

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