Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a new database and database user, part of Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
A WordPress site consists of two main elements, the files…that constitute WordPress and the database that serves up the content.…The first step in setting up a WordPress site…is to create a database for WordPress to interact with.…The database is created using an automated tool on your web host admin panel.…But before I set up the database, I've created this…file here on my desktop that has an entry for…database name, database host name, username, and password.…I'm going to save this information in this text file so that later,…when we configure WordPress, it will be able to talk to the database.…
Depending on what shared web post you are using,…the experience of logging in will be dramatically different.…Here you see the login area for doteasy…and here you see the login area for oneandone.…As you can see,…completely different experiences, but hidden within these…experiences, you'll find the same type of information.…In this case, what we want to do is create a new MySQL database.…And, if you scroll down here.…
Need to run WordPress locally on your system for development or testing purposes? Check out the other courses in this series:
- Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
- Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix