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Can't install wordpress in root folder (8 posts)

  1. Speedoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello, this is my first post here. I am having trouble installing wordpress on my ftp server. I tried installing it in the root folder, but it doesn't work. Trouble is there is a default subfolder which can't be deleted, and I can only install wordpress under this folder. When i try to access wordpress install on the browser, nothing happens. I don't know if this problem will be solved if i can manage to install wordpress in the root directory.

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What is that folder named?

  3. Speedoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The folder is named after my database username. I am using 1&1 as a host and SmartFtp as server.

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    and what's in that folder?

  5. Speedoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Right now it's nothing. I deleted my database to start a new one. It used to be three folders in it, one of them named "log" and the other to "db" something. Trouble is, even if i install it in that database folder, I can't run install.php in the browser..

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Presumably you are not trying - as you say you are - to install it in your ftp server?

  7. Speedoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    yes that is what i am trying. however i am unable to create a subfolder under the root and install it there.

  8. Speedoo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I found the solution I believe. The Microsoft ISA Firewall is the reason I can't delete folders or create new ones in my server. That is why I cannot install wordpress in the root either.

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