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  • Engine44

    (@engine44)


    Hi,

    I have developed a WP site on my local compputer and am in the process of uploading it to GoDaddy hosting:

    Using Filezilla I was successful in uploading all the files to cPanel.
    I set up a MySQL database in cPanel.

    I think the next step is to connect the new database to the files. I don’t know how to do that. Can someone help? Thanks

    • This topic was modified 1 week ago by  Engine44.
    • This topic was modified 1 week ago by  Engine44.
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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    WordPresser, Third Class

    There are 4 lines in wp-config.php that define the connection to the database. See https://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Configure_Database_Settings

    If you need help obtaining the value for any of them, please contact GoDaddy tech support.

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    GoDaddy tech will help with this for $100.

    The link you provided talks about modifying the wp-config.php. Do they mean the file in cPanel or the file on my computer? Thanks.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Do they mean the file in cPanel or the file on my computer? Thanks.

    The file in cPanel, always. That’s where your website lives. When you find those 4 lines about the database please don’t post that detail here because it is very sensitive information.

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    Yes, I agree. When I setup the database in cPanel, I did create those four lines of info.

    I seem to remember doing something similar when I first installed WP on my computer. A database was created and a file was edited.

    So now there is the new database in cPanel. I guess I have to take its values and plug them into that file. Two questions:

    I assume I can access and edit that file in cPanel?
    After that is done, am I finished, lol?

    Thanks

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    WordPresser, Third Class

    You can edit the file in cPanel.

    Are you done? A website is NEVER DONE! 🙂

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    Yes, I found the file and am editing it. It asks for Host Name. Is that localhost or perhaps the IP address?

    Lol. I meant, are there more steps to get the site up and running?

    Thanks.

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    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    WordPresser, Third Class

    The host name is the name for the MySQL server. That should be somewhere in your GoDaddy cPanel as they do not use Localhost on most setups. That’s what you may need to ask GD about. Contact them via online chat — there should be no charge.

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    They told me the host name. The wp-config.php has been edited and saved. What do I need to do next? Thanks

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    I seem to be making progress. I have an instance of WP running online, but the site is mostly empty. No pages, etc. Shouldn’t have the content come through from GoDaddy? Thanks.

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    WordPresser, Third Class

    Did you import your old localhost database? If so, does it use the same database prefix?

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    GoDaddy says my database is empty. They say I didn’t upload it. I thought all files were together in the same folder. Is the database file stored somewhere else? I can’t find it yet.

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    WordPresser, Third Class

    From PHPADMIN on your local host, export the database. On GoDaddy, use PHPMYADMIN to import that same file. The database is not a file you upload.

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    Ifound some sql files in a different location. Would you know the name I am looking for?

    The largest one is mysql_system_tables.sql

    Engine44

    (@engine44)

    I can’t find PHPADMIN. Is it a folder?

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    WordPresser, Third Class

    It’s in your GD cpanel.

    Again, export your database via phpmyadmin on your local system, then using phpmyadmin, *import that file* onto GoDaddy.

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