Installing wordpress with 1 & 1 Hosting

Installing wordpress with 1 & 1 Hosting

For those of you that are with 1&1 and not wanting to use the cut down version or want toe be able to used the HTML editor here is how to install the full version of WordPress. I had problems and found the help desk kept saying you could not do it but found it was not the case.

1&1 Control Pannel

1&1 Control Pannel

You will need to have the Linux hosting package to have access to MySQL. The first thing you need to do is set up a MySQL database. Log in to your 1&1 control panel, under the Domains and web space tab, click on MySQL Administration, and then click on New Database.

You will be prompted for a description for the database (it does not matter what you put here as its just for you so you know what the database is linked to) and click setup. 1 & 1 will then go a head and setup you database, this should only take a few minutes. If you click on overview you will see the status of you database, either setting up or ready. Once it is ready make a note of all the information and password used to set the database up with, as you will needed this.

Next you need to download WordPress if you have not already done so. Once downloaded unzip the files. The only file you need to do anything with before you upload everything is wp-config-sample. Find this file in the wordpress folder you have just unzipped, right click on it and open it with Deramweaver, Notepad, WordPad, or a TextEdit, here you will need to fill in you database details.

//**MySQL settings- You can this info from your
web host**//

/** The name of the database for WordPress */

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’)

/**MySQL database username*/

define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’)

/** MySQL database password*/

define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here)

/**MySQL hostname*/

define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’)

With 1&1 you will need to change the ‘localhost’ to the actual host address.

Once all your details are in click on save as, then rename the file to wp-config.php.

All that’s left now is to upload the files to your server. (I would advise that you make sure only the log folder is on your server at this stage as it helps to stop the index file from corrupting) WordPress will automatically setup the needed table in your database. To upload the files you need FTP program like Filzilla, which is free. You will upload the WordPress files in to whatever directory you want WordPress in. I.E if You wanted WordPress to be your main site you would upload the files to the root directory (index/home/default/ etc…..) if you would like your blog to be part of your existing site you would need to create a directory in the root and upload the files to that directory.

Once you have uploaded the WordPress files. You’re ready to go to your website and set things up. To set WordPress up open your web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, safari, etc…..) and in the URL address type in your domain address and add /wp-admin/install.php in the address bar ( from here WordPress will lead you through the rest.

If you require more help please get in touch.

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