Confused about uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server...

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BeachBum77
Confused about uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server...

(Mods: please move if necessary, I wasn't sure where this would belong)

 

Okay, here's my problem, which is probably simple to anyone who has created a website before. I am in the process of creating a website, but I think I may be over-complicating the process. I want to have a discussion forum and a blog amongst the rest of the content, so I thought using Drupal and Wordpress would be a good idea. Wow, I am in waaay over my head! I know pretty much nothing about MySQL or php, and I can't even figure out what folder I am supposed to be uploading to! I figured that they go in the root folder, but do they go directly into root, or the cgi-bin folder? I have created simple websites in the past that just consisted of 4 or 5 pages and used FTP with no problems to just upload my content, why does this have to be so much more complicated?  Hubby?? Smoothie?? Anyone?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

   

   

King of queens
Re: Confused about uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server.

I am trying to figure out something about your website, Have you uploaded any files into the website? Also are you hosting it yourself? Or are you using another host? 

BeachBum77
Re: Confused about uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server.

No, I'm not hosting it myself. And the "under construction" page that's up there right now is just something I threw there until I get everything together. I'm still working on some of the content, but I wanted to get everything in place, hoping that it would go a little smoother.

hubby
Re: uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server.

 Depending on how your host is setup, you will upload them either into the root, or public_html folder .. if you see public_html, that's probably where you should put it..  you upload the files via FTP, or if your host provides some kind of Cpanel file-upload utility you can do it that way.

Once uploaded you run the setup.php (or whatever the instructions say to do) buy entering 'yourdomain.com/setup.php' in your web-browser.  BUT, before you do that you'll need to create the database and database username and password - exactly how you do this depends on your host and what database they provide..

Now....

I would recommend doing them one at a time - and either create individual subfolders for each, or do Drupal first, in the root (or public_html), then create a sub-directory called WP, for example, then do the wordpress install from there - or better yet, create a subdomain like 'blog.yourdomain.com' (again, how you do this depends on your host) - then upload and install it to there..

it's a bit overwhelming at first, but once you start understanding how it all works it gets easier.. I started GrownUpGeek.com (Drupal) and my blog (Wordpress) without knowing anything either.

I highly recommend that you go to the Digital Point Forums and do some reading-up and/or asking questions there.. I learned almost everything i know from there.. I still spend quite a bit of time there, but now i'm usually answering questions instead of asking them Cool

 

"..Do you want to sell sugar-water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"

iamthedevil
Re: uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server.

I still spend quite a bit of time there, but now i'm usually answering questions instead of asking them

That sounds like quite a few of us GuG "seasoned veterans"... 

BeachBum77
Re: uploading Wordpress and Drupal to web server.

Thanks, Hubby!

That does clear a few things up for me. I'm definitely going to check out Digital Point and see what else I can learn. I've made some simple websites in the past, but I want something that can be interactive and updated frequently. I guess I just didn't realize what I was getting myself into! It's going to be a great learning experience though.

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