I’m about to set up a Wordpress blog on a subdomain at a domain hosted for me at Dreamhost.
I’d like to learn a bit about what goes where, so instead of using ‘one click’, I am planning to do as follows:
- download WP (done)
- set up a MySQL database
- change the relevant lines in wp-config-sample and rename as wp-config
- FTP everything to the subdomain
- browse to www./(mysubdomain)/(mydomain)wp-admin/install.php
My questions are:
where will the database actually be?
will I be able to access it using FTP?
(bigger question, this one) what’s the easiest way to keep an offline copy of all posts and comments, so that I can read them using a blog interface offline? I don’t want to automate the procedure, and would be happy to download the necessary files using FTP every few days.
Many thanks in advance for any help with this.