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Can't install wordpress using 1&1 hosting (2 posts)

  1. absticles
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey there.

    I have scoured as much as the web as I can think of and still no luck in finding a post that resolves this issue.

    My domain is registered with 1&1 hosting. I've followed two different tutorials and still no luck in installing wp.

    (I followed this one and this one)

    When I get to http://www.MYSITE.com/blog/wp-admin/ I see this. And when I try to go to http://www.MYSITE.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php it just displays the standard 404 page.

    I read another post where they suggested to make sure that there was an .htaccess file and I couldn't see one so I added it with the following information:
    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END WordPress

    All of the above was recommmended in another post. It still doesn't work. And I've checked to see if it's an issue with wp-config but the information I added should be correct.

    Has anyone encountered this problem? Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Abi

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Solution 1
    If allowed by your host, putting this in an .htaccess file will solve the problem:
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php

    Solution 2
    Some hosts allow you to make a change, via their hosting control panel, to the DirectoryIndex. It's typically described as Indexes or Index documents, but may also require you to type something like
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php
    or specify index.php as an index type file.

    Solution 3
    Instruct Apache to treat index.php as an index file. If you own the server, or have access to the http.conf file, simply modify the DirectoryIndex line in httpd.conf to:
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php

    Solution 4
    Contact your host

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