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GCG (July 08, 2011, 13:26:40 PM):
i went and got hosting from mweb,
so now i have a registered domain, and my beau tells me i shouls use wordpress. ok.
so after a few phonecalls to mweb, i realise these okes are not going to helpfull.

in order to intall wordpress, i need PHP. ok, downloaded PHP, but have no clue how to install that. can't find a install/setup file, and the readme files are hebrew.

help, before i throw my laptop out the window.
GCG (July 08, 2011, 13:39:06 PM):
so far, i've had to download wordpress, in order to use wordpress, i need to download PHP, in order to install PHP, i need to install windows installer toolset.
not having fun.
st0nes (July 08, 2011, 14:59:26 PM):
Please tell me you're not going to try and host a PHP site on a Windows server? Do m-web not have LAMP servers?
GCG (July 08, 2011, 15:03:09 PM):
english please.

i have ftp'd my wordpress files to the database, but i dont have php, so the installation wont happen. and i cant find how to fucking install php. this is becoming a joke.
benguela (July 09, 2011, 08:26:12 AM):
Here's my advice, you may not like it.

Cancel the mweb hosting subscription, go to wordpress.com, create an account for yourself say gcg.wordpress.com, choose a theme, from there you can create your site pages as you like. Add the free add-ons you want like say twitter feed or a flickr account if you want a picture gallery etc. All this for free.

If you want fancy stuff there are commercial add-ons.

If you really need a sexy hostname because gcg.wordpress.com isn't cool then read http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/, but you pay, yearly. To do all this you don't need to learn php, lamp and other such things. Get started here http://learn.wordpress.com/

The disadvantage of all this is that you are limited by what wordpress offers, but seriously, if you want that kind of control then either it's a steep learning curve as you have already experienced, or you have to pay a geek a shitload of money to do it for you, not once, but every time you want to change something.


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