Managed to get WP sort of installed. Ran into a problem with being unable to login--some endless redirect loop--which was resolved by editing the wp_options database to correct siteurl and home.
But, there is still a funny issue somewhere else I can't locate. I believe the problem is that my hosting provider (enom.com) sets things up so that my url (desilva.info) actually points a directory underneath my "root" hosting directory. So, for example, I login and get access to a directory called:
The content associated with desilva.info is actually in:
So, the file index.html that you get to when typing "www.desilva.info/index.html" is really located in desilvainfo/info/index.html.
I installed WordPress to:
That works, and you can get there typing:
When I edited the wp_options database, I had to correct the siteurl and home, which were both showing:
and get rid of the extra "desilvainfo/info." That got things basically working--it stopped an infinite redirect loop after login. But, when I perform certain functions, e.g., changing options in the admin panel, I still get into the occasional redirect loop, and it looks like the same problem--there is an extra desilvainfo/info/ in the url.
Any idea how to fix this? I checked the wp_options database, and it stayed fixed. The urls there are right. I ran searches in the forums and faqs, but didn't turn up anything useful--I'm probably just too newbie to figure out the right search terms, 'cos I either get a slew of useless stuff or nothing...
Anyone know what is going on?