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Trying to fugure out how to install to my hosting site (5 posts)

  1. mek1959
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm trying to figure out how to install this on the hosting service I use...register.com.

    So I logged into Register.com and clicked on my account and then clicked on the actual hosting package I purchased (by the way, that's also where my domain name is).

    I then went to something they call cPanel and there I see phpMyAdmin under the heading "Databases" and I recall needing that from the installation article.

    I click on the phpMyAdmin and as the installation instructions state, I need to create a new database and title it something like wordpress or blog. Only, it indicates that I do not have privilages to create a new database.

    My first question before I go any further is do I need register.com to give me privalages or is there some other way to allow privilages?

    Also, so you know who your writing to, I'm a 50 year-old midly (stress midly) technology literate person but if I'm honest, half of what I read in the installation documents was like a foreign language to me! :)

    So, if you can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it. If on the other hand, your patience reservoir is a little low today, you might want to pass on answering me!

    Thanks

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm sure you started here?

    half of what I read in the installation documents was like a foreign language to me! :)

    You could consider simply signing up at WordPress.com.

    In any case, if you want to pursue what you started, in short the deal is:
    1- create a database (indeed, you need to be able to do that);
    2- use FTP to put the unzipped download to your server;
    3- install.

    If all of that is Chinese to you, I have to repeat my previous suggestion.

  3. mek1959
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Indeed, I did start there and that's where the trouble began! :)

    If I simply sign up with wordpress, will I be able to keep my domain address or will it be xxx.wordpress.com? If I'm able to keep my domain name, then where do I go to simply sign up?

    Thanks

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You WILL get a domain.wordpress.com address, but of course you can make your domainname point to it, but that's something you should take up with your host. Your domain will be a dns forward without hosting. I've got one of those myself.

  5. mek1959
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Great, thanks. I think I'll go that route, I'm clearly a little over my head with this.

    Have a good day.

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