Ugh, where to begin? All I wanted was to install Magento 2.0 … I hoped DH’s VPS offerings would suffice, but nay:
[quote]I apologize for the trouble you’re having with installing Magento 2+ on
your web server.
Unfortunately certain table privileges required for Magento 2+ are not
allowed on our managed mysql servers. I’m terribly sorry about that.
Specifically, EVENTS, is currently not available and REFERENCES is not
implemented on the managed mysql services:
You can install Magento 1.9 successfully without the table privileges,
EVENTS and REFERENCES, if you’d like but if you’d like to install Magento
2+ your option would be to upgrade to a Dedicated Server where you have
root access to your web and mysql services or you can check out our cloud
computing service, DreamCompute. In DreamCompute you can provision your
own mysql server which would be completely unmanaged and you’d have full
control over the server.[/quote]
Well, the Dedicated Server prices are insane for what I need. Forget that!
Decided to check out DreamCompute. Interesting, and extremely complicated for a “open stack” newbie such as myself. I host nearly a hundred websites on DH’s shared servers and a few on VPS. I do pretty extensive front-end development for dozens of clients. I can bounce around putty to carry out some heavy lifting on occasion, if provided a decent tutorial. But this stuff is like walking blindfolded through the dark!
After several hours I was almost able to install WordPress by following this walk-through: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/220973627-Step-by-step-guide-to-deploy-WordPress-on-DreamCompute
I actually want to install Magento 2.0 but I figure if I can get through this WordPress install, maybe I can figure out the Magento install …
Where I am currently hung up … that WordPress install tutorial assumes I will have a domain ready to use … example.com … but, I don’t want that … I want to view my site in a ‘dev’ environment, or simply by an IP address, before pointing an actual live domain at it.
Is anything like this possible in DreamCompute?
I feel like I’m getting close … but still so very far away from what I need.
All I wanted was to install Magento 2.0! And now I’m about 60 seconds from buying a different hosting plan someplace else (open to suggestions! this looks decent? https://www.a2hosting.com/magento-hosting/2 they even offer a 1-click install!?) …
Which is sad, because I have been a DH customer for over a decade, and as I said host dozens and dozens of sites here. I have about a dozen Magento 2.0 sites to build/upgrade, as soon as I can figure out where to host them.
I have resorted to Fiverr.com looking for someone who can set all this up for me. Wish me luck!