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  1. berserker
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When I go to my website, after setting up wp-config.php and uploading all the files, it gives me this:
    "It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running install.php."

    When I click on install.php it gives me an "Error 500". I know the install.php file is in the wp-admin directory, as I have checked it many times.

    Any ideas? Thanks guys.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A 500 is a server error ... if you have any .htaccess files, rename them (you may need your ftp client to see them).

  3. berserker
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't see them in any directories...got any ideas where I can find them? And what would I rename them too?

  4. soulcore
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    .htaccess files are hidden by default.
    try to set your ftp client to view hidden files first.

  5. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Are you trying to run install.php from your file manager or are you using your browser? You need to navigate to yoursite.example.com/wp-admin/install.php and that is how you run the install script.

  6. berserker
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I enabled the viewing of hidden files, and still no .htaccess files. In the root directory, these are the only files (not including dir's):
    .cshrc
    .login
    .login_conf
    .mail_aliases
    .mailrc
    .profile
    .rhosts
    .shrc

    The directories are:
    /cgi
    /WWW <---this is where I have uploaded all the WP files

  7. berserker
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    NuclearMoose - I have attempted opening install.php in an IDE, and IE. When I view it in IE is when I get the Error 500.

  8. homersim2600
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am not sure what server you are running, but in IIS if you right click install.php while in the IIS manager, and move the mouse to "Browse", then you should be able to start the install.

    Check this link for a bit more info on Error 500:

    http://www.checkupdown.com/status/E500.html
    http://faq.his.com/web2/webhosting_http_errors.html

    http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html

    Note: These error descriptions are not specific to any server OS.

    Hope this helps...

    LF

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