Dell Latitude C610, Pentium III M 1.0 Gb, 384 Mb mem, 20 Gb HDD, running Windows 2000 Professional.
I've just installed my WordPress blog on the Blue Domino server. I had problems at every step, and contacted Blue Domino each time. There is an odd problem that causes the crashes, so read on.
First, upload (I use ftp) the WordPress php script, that you downloaded from this site, from your pc to your Blue Domino domain. If you want the blog to be a subdirectory, set up that directory, and then upload to the subdirectory.
Next, call Blue Domino. They have to enable cgi on your account, which they do on a schedule of 8:00 AM EST and 6:30 PM EST.
Next, on your pc, open the wp-config-sample.php file using Notepad and study it. Enter your database name--no restrictions on what it can be, but you should probably stick to just one word. Database User is your username and not your domain name. Password is the one that matches your username, not the one for your domain name. Finally, Host Name is *not* "localhost," it's "mysql.bluedomino.com" all lower case.
Check for, and remove if there, any white space before the <?php that begins the file, ?> that ends the file. Save as wp-config.php on your PC. Upload (using ftp or the File Manager) your modified wp-config.php file to the same place on your site as the rest of WordPress.
Then, for information on your SQL database (The WordPress script sets up a database using "MySQL," and needs to state the parameters for the blog database (=the content managment system, =the database of accumulated dated posts), you login in to the "Control Panel" at Blue Domino and take the link to "Manage MySQL" and get all the information there. Check the "show" link; all your information about your database should be there.
Now enter your domain plus your blog directory ( or just your domain ). You will get (at the very least) a WordPress error message; at the most, an instruction on logging in as admin, with a random password. Copy the password, memorize it, do everything to keep it, because nothing at this point says you can recover it if you don't know it. Then go on, which takes you to the login screen. Complete the login.
Blue Domino is apparently more sensitive than other hosts to the presence of blank space before the php script, or after it. Notepad on my system was not very well disciplined in avoiding adding those white spaces, so if you get a blank space after login, recheck your wp-config.php file.
Once I did that, and refreshed my browser, the blog came up!!