Something to consider before you begin: have you checked if your webhost is offering 1-click/automatic installation of b2evolution? Many users find this more convenient than a manual installation. However, manual installation is easy too, it just requires a couple more clicks. Follow on…
b2evolutionand several subfolders with files.
index.htmlfile in the
b2evolutionfolder and follow the instructions. This file provides quick-start instructions that will allow you to install b2evolution in a matter of minutes.
index.html file mentioned above will guide you depending on your specific situation. If you are a bit lost, you can also review the installation tutorials you will find in this manual. But for now, if you just want a global picture of the installation procedure, here’s an overview of how it continues:
Q: does b2e install well on a ftp-only php/mysql system?
A: Yes. This is what b2evo is designed for.
Q: How & where do I create the mysql database (I assume it's an empty file and/or directory)?
A: There are multiple ways to create a MySQL database. Depending on your web host, the available options will vary. For example, there might be a special icon in your web hosting CPanel. Or you may have access to a web application called PhpMyAdmin which also lets you create a MySQL database. If in doubt, chech with your web hosting provider.