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Need Help with Basic Installation (11 posts)

  1. jburn25
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I am new to WP and need basic help. I have a domain at godaddy.com and I can't get wordpress to install correctly. I created a MySQL account and user etc., uploaded wordpress to my ftp space on godaddy, but I can't access admin-install unless I actually logon to the ftp. When I open it from the ftp, it is in crazy language.

    Please help

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why would you put it in your ftp folder?
    It must be in the root or a sub directory of the root.

  3. jburn25
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well I uploaded everything on to the server is what I mean. I went to my server ftp://myserver or whatever and copy the files from my hard drive to there. There is nothing else on the server. Is that not what I was supposed to do?

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    you need to be sure you are putting the files in httpdocs, or html, or where ever your host specifies. If not, they will not execute when the browser navigates to your domain.

  5. jburn25
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am hosting at Go daddy.com and on the website it says that there hosting does not require a root folder. Yet, it will still not work when I navigate my browser to http://www.myserver.com/wp-admin/install.php even though I see the file on my server.

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, that URI looks like your root, but nothing is connecting to the database. Are you sure the MYSQL is set up? And the php?

  7. jburn25
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well I created a MY SQL database and username. I don't know about the php. I thought the SQL was basically the same thing

  8. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Check your wp-config.php file and make sure the databse name and password are correct.

  9. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've seen some recent posts regarding godaddy, and some of the servers are running IIS that isn't configured for PHP. You need to contact them and make sure you are on a server configured for PHP.

  10. jburn25
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I checked with Go daddy, and one their website says that all server accounts are configured with PHP.

  11. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/62572?replies=21

    seems to suggest otherwise.

    I've no experience with godaddy, save domain name purchases, so I can't say one way or another

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