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[resolved] 5minute install = 5hours and nothing so far (27 posts)

  1. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    First, read everything.
    Downloaded WP, unzipped, added database info, including name password etc, uploaded to mydomain.com/WPress. Went to mydomain.com/WPress/wp-config.php via IE and nothing happened. How do you get this to work? My database is empty in myphpadmin. Do I need put a table there, or how does all this get extracted to work? Thanks in advance. I even execuited files in my FTP cleint and still can't see any WP. Thanks.
    Frustrated..

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Goto mydomain.com/WPRESS/wp-admin/install.php

  3. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Michael,
    EI says: "Page can't be found." But page is there. And confirmed there. Do all files need come out of their folders, or leave as extracted?

  4. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I did make the change to the wp-config.php file as instructions indicated. And did nothing else.

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No the files must be in their subfolders as extracted.

    If you continue this thread please provide a URL to see the problem.

    Also review Installing WordPress

  6. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I extracted on home computer, then uploaded all files as they were? Is that what I was suppose to do? I even tried to unzip wordpresszip on server but couldn't find a way to do that. There's something missing in the instructions or I'm missing something? http://www.charterview.com/WPress

  7. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WPress:
    Folder: wp-admin
    Folder: wp-admin
    Folder: wp-includes
    File: index.php
    File: license.txt
    etc..

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does you host meet requirements? Who is your host?

    If you put the one line script from Finding_Server_Info in your web-root folder can you browse to it. By the way, having a mixed case folder like WPRESS is a real PAIN.

  9. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    network solutions is host. Perhaps I need change localhost to something else in wp-config. What is a mixed case folder?
    Should I just eliminate folders? Take all files out of folders so that all files are there without folders?

  10. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I uploaded script file testinfo.php in the root directory, but IE can't find file. Looks like I'm striking out. I'm up to nearly 8 hours fooling with this and even watched video at freevlog.blip.tv how to do this. This is not easy.

  11. neodan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did you file a ticket with network solutions? Any reliable host should help you with a wordpress install.

  12. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What neodan said makes sense. In addition, it looks like you need to identify the web-root folder. I forget what network solutions uses for web-root but it might be htdocs so that testinfo.php would need to be in there. And that's where wordpress would also belong.

  13. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried loading WP through Netsols feature but it froze up the reason I'm here. Currently, I have an open trouble ticket with them and supposedly their engineers are looking into it. I'll put files under htdocs and give it a whirl. tks.

  14. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well it's liekly going to be the same folder that holds the index.html (or index.php) that's displaying that bidjet page.

  15. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That is where it is, plus it's under htdocs too. I checked the script with above link and it's correct. NS is not letting me see file via IE. Perhaps they won't allow script to be read or it requires some other type of script to produce the results we're looking for.

  16. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You need to use FTP to look at those files and to upload to your host.

    See Using FileZilla and Uploading WordPress to a remote host.

  17. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know how to use http://ftp..

    I'm hosting multiple websites under one accout that has its own web domain. If I upload WP to my main acct, won't it overwrite my main website, ie index.htm? I thought this should work under any /blog, or as I have it /WPress directory in main account. Just want to find out before I put the whole thing in there with index.htm etc. Don't want splash page to dissapear. Should I try it?

  18. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    sorry didn't mean to insert code in my post..

  19. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Put WordPress in a subfolder. So assuming htdocs is your web-root folder you could have htdocs/wordpress so that would be accessible to visitor as yourdomain.com/wordpress.

  20. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As above, I've already done that. subfolder is in the htdocs folder and nothing happens when accessing file via IE. Is there any hosting services that deal specifically with WP who can aid in getting this loaded as I'm now at 10 hours fooling with this. Network Solutions obviously can't handle these files or activity as their service in cpanel is also hung up...processing as it says in their open source section/ database for nearly 4 days now the reason I tried doing it myself which resulted in coming here. thanks for you help thus far.

  21. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why not try wordpress.COM to see if you like WordPress...then decide to move your domain.

    I've installed WordPress at Network Solutions--might have taken 6 minutes though ;)

  22. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you've installed WP there in 5 minutes then I need to know what you did. As I've followed all directions in doing so. There is a reason IE will not read mydomaincom/WPress etc when the files are all in WPress folder under htdocs. Could WP zip been corrupted upon zip, the reason it's not working?

  23. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I followed the directions at Installing WordPress.

  24. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If it only takes 5 minutes to install this, then at $200 working rate hour, is there anyone who can install this for me in five minutes for $20 via paypal? I can provide cpanel and ftp access. All the files are there and wp-config has been changed. Sorry but the amount of time I'm spending on this is waaaaaay too much. Hope this is posted in correct place. If not please advise where I might post for help. I'm done working on this myself. Just too difficult. Thanks

  25. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Please consider posting a "New Job Request" [1] to have a professional work with you, or consider joining and soliciting professional assistance from the mailing list [2].

    Per "forum guidelines", Section F, closing this. Anyone interested is welcome to use your provided contact information.

    [1] http://jobs.wordpress.net/postajob.php or http://www.elance.com/php/search/main/eolsearch.php?matchType=profile#page=1&matchKeywords=wordpress&catFilter=100

    [2] http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-pro

  26. HungryLife
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for opening this up for a final statement. If you are installing at Network Solutions, not using Network Solutions automatic WP install via your admin, you will need put your IP address of your php database in wp-config.php file under Db location.. just the IP. Don't use the domain name and folder etc. Hence, with this info, it might take less than 5 mins install at NS. Thanks. Have a great day!

  27. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Related discussion:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/359702

    Also marking as resolved.

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