I’m a DreamHost user, but not the main admin for the account I use. I would like to set up WordPress so that I can start a blog on my website. I’ve read that this is very easily done from the DreamHost control panel. But as far as I know, I don’t have access to the control panel, since I’m not the main admin for my account.
It sounds like I might be able to scrap together my own installation of WP without using the control panel. However, WP requires that I create a MySQL database. Again, this is supposed to be very easy to do–from the DreamHost control panel.
So, my question is this: is there any way for me as a user to create a MySQL database without pestering my admin to use the control panel to do it for me (in which case, I suppose he could do the full WP installation while he’s at it)? I’m perfectly comfortable messing around in bash.
And, of course, the corollary question is this: am I misunderstanding something here?
Thanks very much for your help!