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WordPress How to Make a Website with WordPress Installing WordPress The Famous 5-Minute WordPress Install

Questions about Wordpress Installation


First of all, thank you for providing this kind of a course. I've been looking for this for years.

Now...please excuse my newbiness. I have a site through GoDaddy. I installed Wordpress through them. When I asked about Filezilla and using that...I was told I didn't need to do that--I don't need to deal with the database and that process. All I need to do is go to the Wordpress Admin site and go from there.

I'm confused about this because I've worked on Wordpress before and didn't need the database and yet have heard about Filezilla and uploading and databases before. ????

I look forward to your response.



4 Answers

Hi Dawn,

First off - the database/installation of WordPress, which is (apparently) handled on Godaddy's end, has absolutely zero to do with using Filezilla, which is an FTP client (allows you you to upload files to a server.) If Godaddy does the installation, then they are correct in that you don't need to worry about uploading the WP files for installation, or with setting up the database (WP does require a database in order to be installed.) You may still want to use Filezilla if you have images or other files you want to include in your WordPress site.

Here instructions for using FTP with Godaddy.

Hope that clarifies things.

Thanks for your response. I really appreciate it :)

Does this mean I can just continue on learning how to build websites with Wordpress and not worry about this?

Assuming they've set it up (I read that it can take up to 24 hours from the request), yes. :)

Thanks for the information. I truly appreciate your help! :)