This post would apply to anyone having a shared hosting having php, mysql and a database creation facility on any web host. I thought this article would be useful for newbies in wordpress development. I had already a blog installed on my portfolio website and since I was developing wordpress websites for my clients I wanted to have another wordpress testing site on my website server. Godaddy had provided me with 10 databases & I could surely spare one more for wordpress testing.
Steps for creating multiple wordpress blog site
Step 1: Go to http://www.wordpress.org and download the latest wordpress application. Here is the link http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
Step 2: unzip it to a folder.
Step 3: Now if you already have a wordpress installation on your host server……….check its name directory. Create another directory with a different name say “wordpress_testing”.
Step 4: Use a FTP program (I use FILEZILLA……….its free & available at http://filezilla-project.org/, download filezilla client (All platforms).) and copy the all files and folders in the root to the folder “wordpress_testing”.
Step 5:Now you will need to create a database. This is importatant infomation and you need to note this information for your future reference.
Locate the “mysql” button in your control panel and click on it. You will see “MySQL” control panel. Click on “Create Database” button on the right hand side.
You will be required to fill the following information:
Mysql Database/Username: (On Godaddy it prompts you to have a unique database name, so you may need to try some combination of names)
Step 6: After the database setup is completed, You will need some information about the database created. In godaddy, click on the edit button in the row of the database created. Its an icon showing a pencil.
Step 7: On Godaddy you will land on the “Database Information” page. You will require the “Host Name”, “Database Name”, “User Name” and the “Password” which you filled while creating the database. This is important information and note it down. (Check on this later: If you are into testing or plain blogging you may want to save yourself the trouble of typing the username and password. I suggest you install “LASTPASS” extension in chrome. It will automatically fill in feilds for you. Here is the link http://www.lastpass.com.)
Step 8: You have already unzipped the wordpress application in a folder. Open the folder and you will notice in the root a file by the name “wp-config-sample.php”. Rename it t0 “wp-config.php”. Now change the following in the file:
Insert the name of the database for WordPress in place of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Insert MySQL database username in place of xxxxxxxxxxxx
Insert MySQL database password in place of xxxxxxxxxxxx
Insert MySQL hostname in place of xxxxxxxxxxxx
Use FTP to now copy this file to your server.