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install.php redirects to sites.google (2 posts)

  1. kealey
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey forum people!

    I've installed and set up a bunch of my own wordpress sites, and now i'm doing some basic wordpress work for friends.

    One friend bought her domain through ventra ip and hosted it there. Tried to install WP via their 'installatron' - wouldn't work, tried their support contacts with no response, so I shifted over to my dreamhost acc and changed her nameservers to be hosted in same place as rest of mine. Used Dreamhost's one-click install, got the confirmation email asking me to follow through to domain.com/install.php to create admin.

    When I go to install.php though, it redirects me to sites.google landing page that asks me to log in with a google account to verify i own the domain and start building a site using google sites.

    I have passwords and access to all her domain stuff, and obvs to my own dreamhost acc etc.

    Is this a caching/install issue where I'm just waiting for nameservers to switch over before I can access install.php?

    Or is there some other setting I need to be changing to be able to log in to install.php on the new hosting?

    Basically: how do I get past the sites.google page for the domain, and get to install.php to create my WP admin? Need to stop the redirect to sites.google somehow?

    Thanks! xo

  2. Ipstenu-DH
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I go to install.php though, it redirects me to sites.google landing page that asks me to log in with a google account to verify i own the domain and start building a site using google sites.

    Sounds like the DNS didn't get fully transferred yet. It can take up to 72 hours (usually less).

    You can check where the DNS resolves to at http://www.whatsmydns.net/

    If it's still google, then you have to go to the domain registrar and make sure you're pointing to our nameservers :)

    ns1.dreamhost.com
    ns2.dreamhost.com
    ns3.dreamhost.com

    If you need more help, you can always open up a ticket and we'll look into it!

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