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install.php coming up blank (6 posts)

  1. cassiopeiae
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've followed the directions of the "5 min install" and finally got the correct DB_HOST info so I no longer get the infamous "cannot find database" error page, however, now when I load install.php, my browser is completely blank.

    The url for the install file is:
    http://www.muzmedia.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

    I have tried it on Mac OSX 10.5.2, Safari 3.0.4 and also Firefox 2.0.0.12

    According to the install directions, I should be given a password and taken to the login page, correct? Not sure what is going on here. I have no idea what I could have done wrong...

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    are you sure your server has the necessary things to run wordpress?

  3. cassiopeiae
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, I checked with them before I went through the motions of installing. They also provided me with the correct DB_HOST name.

    Could it be that the DB_NAME is conflicting? For organizational purposes, I named the database 'wp_main_muz' (I thought I understood that if it was set up that way then I could do more than one without causing problems) - but could that be the problem? It takes forever for my host to verify changes, so I hesitate to change anything unless I can get confirmation that it could be an issue.

    Thanks!

  4. cassiopeiae
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My hosting service gave me the link to this page, which should explain the current setup. Is something incorrect here?

    http://www.muzmedia.com/php.php

    My initial link, which is still showing up blank: http://www.muzmedia.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

    Thanks...

  5. onstagelighting
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The problem could be a php parsing one but I had a similar problem recently that was solved by changing the DB_HOST to 127.0.0.1.
    Check that you don't need to change 'localhost'.

  6. cassiopeiae
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My host gave me a specific IP for the DB_HOST, so I haven't been using the 'localhost' to begin with...I couldn't connect with it.

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