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HELP - Installing Wordpress on a Godaddy server.

by cars4less201 / March 22, 2007 4:26 AM PDT

Ok, I just can't install this...

I've already downloaded the zip file from Wordpress.org, I have made the changes they tell me to do, I have uploaded all the files and all I get is this error message when I try to run the intall.php:

"Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress."

Anyone out there can help me?

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Hmm
by maxiusha / March 22, 2007 4:50 AM PDT

Okay man, you're going to have to be more specific.

Have you set up your MySQL database yet?
Have you configured the appropriate passwords?
Have you set the correct permissions on your server's folders? (this is usually done for you).

This discussion would be better over on the Wordpress support forum but let me know and I'll see what I can do for you.

Nate L.

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Well..
by cars4less201 / March 22, 2007 4:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmm

Ok, let's see....

Yes, I have the MySQL database.
Yes, I have configured the passwords.
No, I'm afraid I've not done that. How do I do it?

Thanks for the help Nate.

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Ok
by maxiusha / March 22, 2007 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Well..

Can you point me in the direction of your installation page?

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I guess this is the one.
by cars4less201 / March 22, 2007 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok
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Ooops
by cars4less201 / March 22, 2007 5:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok

Ops! Looks like I have a new error message there... Haven't seen it before...

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ok
by maxiusha / March 22, 2007 6:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Ooops

Right, it's a database issue. I can't really troubleshoot it from here without actually either knowing all your settings or doing it for you.

My email is nate (dot) lanxon (at) googlemail (dot) com

Drop me a line.

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i thought godaddy
by benanzo / March 22, 2007 6:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Ooops

provided install scripts to install wordpress and a variety of other server apps for you? Can yoou find anywhere (maybe in your config stuff) to install Wordpress? It seems a little bit funky that they would make you install it yourself because there is plenty of server-side config that needs to be done. Usually they provide those packages and the install scripts automatically configures mysql and apache (or whatever their server is) to run with it.

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DONE!!
by cars4less201 / March 22, 2007 10:05 AM PDT

Nate and another friend of mine helped me out with my problems...

You guys can close the thread now. Thanks for all the help Wink

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Excellent
by maxiusha / March 22, 2007 6:40 PM PDT
In reply to: DONE!!

Glad to have been able to help!

Nate L.

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