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Must Install in /html Directory? (11 posts)

  1. ebeard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello, I am a little confused. I have created a new MY SQL database for WordPress. I have modified wp-config.php as instructed. I have transferred the files (contained in a folder named "wordpress") into the top level of my domain.

    The instructions say (as I interpret), to access the installation program, I go to:

    http://yourhomeincome.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

    However, I just get a screen saying that page doesn't exist, because typing the "http://" apparently tells the browser to go to the /html directory, which is where all the site pages are stored. I am guessing I have to move the "wordpress" folder to my /html directory, but I see nothing in the instructions indicating that, and I want to be sure.

    I use aplus.net as host, if that means anything.

    Thanks, Eldon

  2. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you've put the files in http://yourdomain.com , just try loading that, chances are it'll tell you the site hasn't been installed and will take you through the install process

  3. ebeard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you mean, just go to my site home page in my browser? That doesn't do anything, I suspect you mean something else that I am not understanding....

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Back up a step.

    Where did you put the wordpress files?
    In particular, where are they in relationship to the directory containing your current home page?

  5. ebeard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When I first log in to my File Manager, I see the following folders. My home page is in the html folder along with all my other web pages.

    cgi-bin 12-26-2004 05:09:45 pm 771
    html 08-03-2006 08:10:32 pm 771
    logs 08-26-2006 01:00:20 am 750
    mail 02-11-2006 08:22:27 am 700
    stats 08-01-2006 12:08:32 am 751
    wordpress

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have transferred the files (contained in a folder named "wordpress") into the top level of my domain.

    So the question is this: did you upload the wordpress folder as it is OR only its content? In other words: do you have a "wordpress" folder on your host server, too?

  7. ebeard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Reposting this for clarity - these are the six top level directories I see. Home page is in html directory.

    cgi-bin 12-26-2004 05:09:45 pm 771
    html 08-03-2006 08:10:32 pm 771
    logs 08-26-2006 01:00:20 am 750
    mail 02-11-2006 08:22:27 am 700
    stats 08-01-2006 12:08:32 am 751
    wordpress 08-26-2006 04:29:10 pm 775

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It should be in the html - and if you want it to be at the "top level" of your site, then only the content of the wordpress folder should be uploadad.
    As a general rule: never upload anything OUTSIDE your html folder!

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ah, yes. Continuing what Moshu said: If you want "yourdomain.com/wordpress", then move that wordpress folder under the html directory.

  10. ebeard
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks to all, looks like I got a successful installation and setup!

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Good to hear that. Then please, mark this thread as resolved. Thank you.

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