I have just completed a "5 minute installation" of WordPress onto Dreamhost. I was able to follow the prescribed steps and complete comfortably within 2 hours. I want to emphasize - it was a vanilla installation, with no special settings, manipulation etc.
However...when I point to wp-install.php with my browser, I receive a generic error message "Error: PHP is not running..."
Several previous threads on this forum have raised similar issues but all speak in tech-language that is difficult to understand. They seem to indicate an issue with the mysql database that was set up on the Dreamhost server?
In layman terms please...is this a common issue? Are there simple steps that I can take to resolve?