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Randy Christopher Smith
Randy Christopher Smith
11,296 Points

The Famous 5-Min WordPress Install. Why?

Aw Hello There

The Question: is there any difference on how we install WordPress? Is there any difference b/w 1 click installation and famous 5 min ?

The Reason: 1Click all went to town, Famous5min FileZilla, I been tripping over (1.FTP over TLS is not enabled, users cannot securely log in And 2. You appear to be behind a NAT router. Please configure the passive mode settings and forward a range of ports in your router. )

One More Q : any Lecture on FileZilla (What it is, What, it does, Why we need it and above all eventual hicupps like i stumbled upon explained ?), can i use any of your help to fix FilaZilla bugs

Thank You


1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

There are some differences, however both work. The reason why I like, and personally use the manual install is for security reasons. Off of the top of my head, the two big ones is that I can ensure that my salts are completely unique. The other reason is I can, and always do prexfix my databases when setting up wordpress. By setting a custom prefix, it makes it all but almost impossible for a malicious script to run, right? Everyone knows by default that wp_posts is the post table, but mine might be x7rr_wp_posts, so if a malicious script infecting wordpress sites goes around and tries to execute a drop wp_posts script to delete all of my content, it would simply get an error out because it can't find the database.

Those are the two big reasons I don't use a 1-click install.

I've not had the same errors you have had with FileZilla, but there should be a lot of results if you search it on google. Somebody sure has had these same errors, and wrote a solution. But in short FileZilla is just a FTP client. It connects into your server, via an FTP user you have to create on the server, and it allows you to drag and drop files from your computer into your server's folder system, by uploading them via FTP.