> Warning: mysql_connect(): Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client in /home/goinpost/public_html/tiki/lib/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php on line 340
Sounds like you have a MySQl 4.1 server, which is only supported at the moment by the development 1.9 releases downloaded from http://de.tikiwiki.org
> Opps! Having no clue what to do, I removed the instalation. Considered coming here and attempting to download and install 1.9, but I probably can't handle that. I've read "1.8 is buggy" but on the download page it says 1.8.5 - stable; 1.9 - testing. What to do? Which to try?
> I've read that PHP memory needs to be increased. Can "ordinary people" do that?
Nope. Which is why we created TikiFriendlyHosts page.
> Is TikiWiki only for large systems, like universities with superservers?
Nope. Anyone. Personal sites, Communities, anything.
> I have plenty of space to install, but how much does an "average" personally-operated site generally need to function well?
Tiki is about 20Mb of SourceCode not including the database.
> I looked yesterday for some functioning "sample" sites, but of the ones I chose from the long list, many had been installed but obviously were not being used, and others belonged to huge institutions with IT staffs. I did notice that several sites had used "wiki" as a subdomain name. Is that the way to do it? Do I create the subdomain first, then install in there?
Nope,you can do it anyway you like:
My own sites:
and many more shown on Damian page.
> Could someone direct me to a "small community" functioning tikiwiki website? My website is for teachers to share lesson plans and ideas. I am not connected with a school system.
- http://www.dennisgdaniels.com - School Teacher using Tiki for his Students!
- http://tikiwiki.org - We are a community !
> Is there help somewhere for me?
You found the place to ask already!