Before I started this project for my graduate school practicum ... I didn't realize how far over my head much of this is. I figured with good computer literacy that this would be something that I could learn quickly enough to get down to business.
Not at all.
So, here it is.
I'm utilizing Godaddy.com as a remote host for my potential journal. I have uploaded all of the files of OJS 2.1.1 to the file manager. Godaddy contends that the permissions and owners are changed automatically. I have followed the instructions in the README file, however, there seems to be a constant issue in the configuration of the database on my index.php file. First it was line 4, my password, which I changed to my GoDaddy.com database password. Then after several database connection failures I had to create a table. After learning how to do that (what are supposed to be the contents of the table in the database configuration?), I created a test table ... just to learn how to do it. I'm not even sure if it will work, because now, I'm getting a PARSE error, T_String on line three wich is part of the database cofiguration generated by Godaddy. Why would there be T_String error on that line I ask myself as what I have on the index.php and the configuration that is held with my database at godaddy.com are identical? I called them, they aren't trained in php, thus, they had zero information for me.
I can't even get to the /path/to/ojs installation as I continue to have database configuration issues. Also, I read in the config.inc.php about usernames and passwords being 'ojs' ... but, that didn't work either. Thus, I have run around in a tailspin and got myself confused. I figured I could start all over again, but ... I'm still at the first step.
Can anyone help?
Should I be using mySQL 4.1 or 5.0 through Godaddy? With a remote host, how much php and mySQL should I know, learn? Are there any tutorials that are helpful? Most that I have come around are for people that are configuring and operating mySQL locally and doesn't apply as much (although some of it has been helpful) to my situation.
I ultimately just wanted to handle the flow of content ... but, it looks like I have to learn all the technical aspects as well.
Please murder my confusion.