I've been getting the message that begins, not including the quotes: "wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it." The message continues.
I've searched here and read everything I can find regarding this message, have triple checked wp-config.php many times, contacted technical help at hosting company regarding correct values for user, name, password, and host. No go. I placed the files in public_html/wordpress using the same directory structure the zip file creates when unzipping.
I searched in my hosting company's knowledgebase, and found these instructions:
WS_FTP says when I connect to the site: "215 UNIX Type: L8 Host type (2): UNIX (standard)". Therefore, I believe the site is UNIX hosting.
According to the link referenced above, "Server path must be included at beginning of PHP scripts: #!/usr/local/safe/bin/php".
Is this why I am getting the message that the software cannot find wp-config.php? Can anyone walk me through what is meant by "#!/usr/local/safe/bin/php" in relation to server path and prefacing PHP scripts? I tried placing wordpress in the directory cgi-bin/wordpress using the directory structure unzip creates, changed chkmod to 755 (even cgi-bin), but the browser (IE) doesn't allow me to access anything in cgi-bin, a 403 Forbidden error is always returned.
I really know nothing about PHP or cgi-bin scripting. Any thoughts?