Well, hopefully you won’t need a text editor but, if you want to install WordPress onto your host site and the automatic installations are not available you will have to edit your database information in one of the installation files to get it to work.
Luckily both Macs and Windows PC come with simple plain text editors, NotePad (Windows) and TextEdit (Mac). You will be opening the the wp-config-sample.php file (Of course, requiring you to first downloaded the WordPress package and unzipped it to reveal the installation files.)
Again, hopefully you won’t ever have to visit this scenario, as more and more hosts are making auto-installs readily available. But if for some reason the automatic ways fail this will be helpful backup information.
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