Oh gosh, I feel like such a newb, really ashamed but here goes. I did the 5 minute install. I made SURE my provider had PHP and MySQL. I kept DB_NAME to wordpress and the user and password the same as on MySQL admin. Uploaded the whole directory under /wordpress/ as instructed.
Went to my site: http://www.jackbellows.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php...
The site hangs. Pure snow, the white of a thousand Russian winters, the white of an Elizabethan lady's breasts, the color of...
You get the idea. I tried different variations, w/o the directory, attempted to install again from the FTP client, emailed my provider but haven't heard back from them, so on and so forth. Obviously went through the forums here as well as Google.
Here's what I think: its something so obvious, so in my face, I don't see it.
Can you lead me to the point, push my nose in it and say, "hey, look" *rub my nose at the issue* "fix it! Now!"
Ideas, suggestions, help!?!?!
Windows XP on VIA mini-itx box, GeForce 5200, 512MB Ram
EclipseHosting.com is provider
Decent throttle on bandwidth here in Japan