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toubles with installation (16 posts)

  1. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So here's the story- My Server's spects say they have the requirements for MySQL and PHP. I create a database, username, password, ect... I unzipped the files, renamed and changed wp-config-sample.php to wp-config-sample.php, as directed, with the proper information and no errors, (spaces, ect..) uploaded all the files to a subdirectory called "blog," but when i use my file manager to access wp_admin/install.php, i get a page that makes no sense!

    At the top pf the page, it says "wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started." which i have. then it has some code... A few bits inside the code are not code, and say that i need the wp-config.php file.

    then it says "Welcome to WordPress installation. We’re now going to go through a few steps to get you up and running with the latest in personal publishing platforms. You may want to peruse the ReadMe documentation at your leisure." and asks for a blog name and email... alright.... I do that, but then the links that are on the page lead to 404 or Forbidden pages.

    Then lots more code, then some instructions about remembering my password, which i would be happy to do if i got one in the first place!

    I was getting help from my server people, but after making sure all the information i had was correct, they said they wouldn't help me anymore because they don't deal with 3rd party software.

    the really funny part is that when i use the regular old internet to access index.php, i get this:
    http://quizzigal.hollosite.com/blog/wp_admin/install.php

    my browser is Mozilla Firefox version 1.0.

    I hope that's enough information... can someone tell me what's going on?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    renamed and changed wp-config-sample.php to wp-config-sample.php
    You should rename it to wp-config.php

  3. The install.php file needs to be run in your browser. See: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Step_5:_Run_the_Install_Script

    As for the error on the install page itself, it looks like there's no file named wp-db.php in /blog/wp-includes/.

  4. dgstinner
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    [quote]I unzipped the files, renamed and changed wp-config-sample.php to wp-config-sample.php, as directed,[/quote]

    You're supposed to change it to wp-config.php. Based on what you said, you renamed it the same name it was when you downloaded it.

  5. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    um... that was just acward phrasing.... no it is named wp-config.php... sorry about that. very frustrated here

  6. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    and that was bad spelling.

  7. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    but there is a page called wp-db.php in /blog/wp-includes/

  8. Then it looks like you have a problem with your hosting provider, because that is exactly what the error message says.

  9. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    damn it. They said it wasn't their problem.

  10. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm completely about to give it all up and go with freakin livejournal. Did not go to bed a alllllll last night because i was working on this.... the last thing i need is another unhealthy obsession.

  11. lonedreamer
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, I'm feeling the same way as quizzigal is feeling. This is way to complicated. I tried using powweb as my host, but they're useless too. The real problem to all of this is that you need a good understanding of datebase programming language like php and sql and most of us don't.

    Apologies for being blunt about this but if you get the same question over and over again within a 24 hour time span, then that tells you how unfriendly the WP installation process is. I mean, I could understand if people were having a problem with WP, after the installation process, but this is ridiculous and of course, frustrating.

    I would hardly call this the "Famous 5 minute install."

    Sorry, I'm venting too. I've been at this for the past 24 hours, and no luck on my part either. I'll probably just stick to Squarespace or Blogharbor.

  12. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    are those free?

  13. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok.. the trouble is... for FREE i get 100 MB of space and 3000 MB of bandwidth with my server. I LIKE that.... I don't mind using third party software, but i want it be easy...

  14. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You really don't need ( as I didn't need either) any understanding of php and/or sql. I just followed the instructions "blindly" and got WP installed several times. Always in les than 5 minutes.
    Except one case: when I screwed up adding the db user to db (in CPanel).

  15. quizzigal
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i followed them exactly too... but still no worky. :(

  16. Before WordPress, I only knew HTML. I knew nothing about PHP and MySQL, and I still managed to get WordPress installed 3 times. I found the installation instructions to be very easy, reasonable, descriptive, and non-technical. http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    If you are using a free host which does not provide for you an easy way to setup MySQL databases, and has a horribly hacked implementation of PHP (which can and will produce numerous errors in WP), then the problem is your host, not WP.

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