Programming Super Newbie Needs FTP Help

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I'm not familiar with server basics so this question may seem laughable but I would really appreciate it if anyone can help me out.

Basically I've just uploaded the entire Wordpress folder via SFTP to a site, so technically speaking it should appear at, however I don't seem to be able to access it at all.

I see the file on my FTP client, but I just can't access it on the internet. As Wordpress control panel is web based, I'm really having a huge headache now.

Can anyone kindly advise me what I've done wrong? Or have I not provided enough detail? Thanks.

#ftp #newbie #programming #super
  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Hi Frank

    WordPress needs two components - the files and an associated MySQL database. Did you already create the database? If so you need to edit the wp-config.php file and provide the details of your database (hostname, username, password and database name).

    WordPress has the details on their site at Installing WordPress WordPress Codex .

    Let me know if you need further clarification.

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  • Profile picture of the author seamusb
    Hi Frank

    Make sure that your new "Wordpress" folder is in the public_html (or the equivalent) directory. Most web hosts have a directory above the public www one where private files can be stored safetly. I imagine you dropped it in there by mistake.

    This tutorial may help:

    - seamus
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  • Profile picture of the author awesometbn
    Hello Frank,
    Check your file permissions to make sure the files you uploaded are allowed to be "read" by visitors to your web server. Also confirm if your files are case sensitive, like uppercase and lowercase letters. On Unix and Apache for example, upper and lower case file names are treated as two different files. Another idea is to check if your web server requires "www" or "non-www" in the URL. Let us know what happens. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author pioneertw
    Thanks guys, I'm going around your advices and trying to find what I've done wrong, hopefully I manage to figure something out soon. Thank you all so much for helping out.

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  • Profile picture of the author
    To Bill, Seamus and awesometbn - thanks for your good advices, it helped me as well.


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