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WordPresseBooks Sun 17-Mar-13 17:42:04

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wordyBird Wed 13-Mar-13 22:36:11

Yes, your control panel is the way you access and control the web space you bought.

Wordpress is indeed just a lot of files: you can't do anything with them until you've 1) uploaded them to a server - in this case, your web space, and 2) linked them to a database, by running the installation process.

It will all make sense eventually, just take it step by step.

Have a word with your host to clarify how to login to your control panel, and have a look here too:

- it's long, but you will only need the bits that apply to your setup.

nannynick Wed 13-Mar-13 14:43:16

Your webhost should have sent you some details of how to login to the control panel. That control may be under your domain or it may be accessed wia the webhosts webserver. does not host your domain. You should not need to visit site.

Once in your webhosts Control Panel you can then install wordpress.

Who is the webhost?

ethelb Wed 13-Mar-13 08:51:36

I have bought my hosting and want to move a site i have on onto it. I won my domain already.

I have downloaded onto my hard drive, but when I go to 'open' it it is just a load of files, which when I click on them open up the download web page.

The instructions from my host suggest that I should 'log into my control panel' using their log in (which they have given me). But I don't have a control panel as I have no!!!

I realise I have seriously not 'got' something here, but what do I have to do to make it all make sense???

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