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Installing Wordpress on GoDaddy- Anyone have experiance that can help me?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by TCR, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. #1
    I am trying to install wordpress. I have changed the install.php file as directed, and I believe that I have created a database from within the control panel. Buy, I get this error message when I try and install:
    SEMrush
    Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress.

    Can someone walk me thru it?

    Much appreciated. =)

    edit: I think that the problem is windows hosting, I am calling go daddy now.
     
    TCR, Jun 18, 2006 IP
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  2. SFOD_D223

    SFOD_D223 Peon

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    TCR, did you finally get a good install on your Godaddy account. I had a helluva time myself trying he ame thing until i just gave up. i installed it on a new domain that I have here http://www.weightlossinfo.us/blog i'll probably tweak it soon after learning ins and outs.

    Good Luck!!
     
    SFOD_D223, Jun 19, 2006 IP
  3. sd2001

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    I have been wrestling with this all day. At first it was just that I had elected Windows hosting instead of Linux. A quick call to GoDaddy solved that.

    Now I'm struggling with something else. I don't know what it is yet but I'll be in the trenches until I figure it out.
     
    sd2001, Jun 19, 2006 IP
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    Oops! Done! This was the first time I used FTP for anything and it (finally!) worked for me. I just kind of dove in and did it.

    Let me know if you are still having problems and I may be able to help you out. I am pretty sure I messed up everything you can mess up and I still got it up (again...finally!)

    Here are some useful guides in case you didn't have them already.
    codex.wordpress.org/Using_FileZilla
    tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/ftp/
    codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
     
    sd2001, Jun 19, 2006 IP
  5. TCR

    TCR Peon

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    Yeah guys, my problem was purely the Windows hosting as opposed to Linuix. Once that was switched over, it worked like a charm. Now Iknow for future reference, just to go with Linuix. =)
     
    TCR, Jun 20, 2006 IP
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    So, you had godaddy swith your hosting over to Linux and that solved the problem? If so, could you let me know where you went to change settings.
     
    SFOD_D223, Jun 20, 2006 IP
  7. sd2001

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    I just called them and they switched it over. It has to be a Delux plan or up. The economy plan won't work (go figure). The delux plan is 6.99 or something like that, so it's not expensive.
     
    sd2001, Jun 20, 2006 IP
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    Roger that, I'll get right on it after I'm done with my Statistics Exam. BTW I do have the delux model and will be calling them very soon.

    Thanks alot.
     
    SFOD_D223, Jun 20, 2006 IP
  9. TCR

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    You can do it via 'My Account', however I just called, I prefered that so I knew the order would go thru then.

    24/7 Sales and Support: (480) 505-8877 (they are so nice, it is a welome change from 1&1)


    I did it with the economy plan. In fact, I have only a 2 month hosting plan (cos I wanted to try them out before I signed on for a year) for $3.95 or something a month.

    Maybe they switched me becuase I represent a potential sale becuase I have only 2 months? I doubt it. Some sales person probably just gave you the hard sell ;)
     
    TCR, Jun 20, 2006 IP
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    I've been with them for a year now with no down time. Glad i went with them though because I heard of all the horror stories about the the old 1&1 from people here on DP.
     
    SFOD_D223, Jun 20, 2006 IP
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    Dude, tell me about it. I went to them originally becuase I was ignorant, and the fact they are so inexpensive lured me in. I was a complete noob. (still am, sort of). They havent injured me or my site really, the customer service just blows. In my book, thet is so important. I have heard all the horror stories about trying to port out of 1&1.

    The most effective solution I have heard is to call your cc company and have them refuse payment/file grievance. Then they move right quick. =)
     
    TCR, Jun 20, 2006 IP
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    Nah, I had a delux plan to begin with. I wanted the extra bandwidth. I only signed up for two months too. I want to make sure GoDaddy lives up to their rep. So far so good.
     
    sd2001, Jun 20, 2006 IP
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    read this. it shows you how you can install wordpress with an economy hosting account on godaddy

    http://www.zenfixit.com/blog/2007/02/27/installing-wordpress-on-a-go-daddy-account/
     
    quirco, Aug 16, 2007 IP
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    I buy the cheapest hosting at $3.99 and have them install and update for me. Less headaches and updates added with seamless integration.
     
    SFOD_D223, Aug 16, 2007 IP
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    You probably left the DATABASE address as Localhost, you have to change it, look at your database info from your control panel...
     
    Bozdemir, Aug 16, 2007 IP
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    PLRGuru, Aug 17, 2007 IP