Install WordPress Manually

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#1

How to Install WordPress Manually on DreamHost ?
there is a guide/handbook ?


#2

If you don’t want to use our WordPress One-Click Install function, you can easily install WordPress manually by following the instructions here:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

Hope that helps! If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team here: http://dhurl.org/dhsupport


#3

I follow the instructions here:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
but I did not succeed :frowning:

If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team here: http://dhurl.org/dhsupport

I asked support but they respond to me that dosent’t support manually installation :frowning:

Thanks


#4

I dunno if you ever got it working, but it was really simple for me. I’ve done it number of times. The fastest way (truly 5 minutes or less) means doing most of it from an SSH terminal session at the command line.

It involves:

  1. Use panel.dreamhost.com to set up a database for wordpress along with a user and password for it. It should be a new user so that account can only access that database.
  2. SSH into your machine and use WGET to download the latest wordpress in TGZ format.
  3. CD into your domain folder where you want Wordpress installed and uncompress it. By default it’ll be installed into yourdomain.tld/wordpress.
  4. Point your web browser to that URL and start configuring.

The Graphical way to do it is:

  1. Use panel.dreamhost.com to set up a database for wordpress along with a user and password for it. It should be a new user so that account can only access that database.
  2. Download the latest Wordpress in zip format (I’m assuming that you use Windows or Mac) and unzip it.
  3. Use an FTP client to upload all of the files and folders in the wordpress folder to where you want it in the domain.
  4. Point your web browser to that URL and start configuring.

The graphical way is slower because you’re downloading at whatever your download speed is, then uploading the uncompressed files at what is usually a much slower speed. Where by using the WGET command from a terminal window, you’re able to take full advantage of whatever Dreamhost’s internet connection speed is and downloading directly to your server.

I’m going to take a wild guess that most manual installations fail because the person forgot to make a database for WP to use and forgot to specify mysql.yourdomain.tld as the address of the database server. The WP config defaults to “localhost” which won’t work on DH.


#5

It’s really useful when you have this kind of issue to let us know at which step you got stuck or experienced some kind of fail.

I have installed WordPress manually many, many times, and it’s quite easy. Did you get this sorted?