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Trouble with final step of installation (9 posts)

  1. amyelandry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've (finally) managed to upload directory files to my CPanel via the external site filezilla (into the public_html folder). However now when I go to "install" by following these instructions -

    Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in a web browser.
    If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php
    If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

    ..nothing seems to happen????? I get this on my web browser after trying to load:

    "Safari can't open the page...because the server where this page is located isn't responding"....

    Thoughts?

    Thank you :)

    P.s: I'm replacing "example" with my domain name

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post your site URL

  3. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may have installed WordPress at http://yourdomain.com/wordpress. If so, please try http://yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php.

    Hope this helps.

  4. amyelandry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    URL is:
    http://amyelandry.com/

    I've tried http://amyeladnry.com/wordpress and it redirects me to the same as if I try my URL (Go Daddy website).

    When I try http://amyelandry.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php nothing happens.... except I still get this:

    "Safari can't open the page...because the server where this page is located isn't responding"....

    I do believe I've followed all the prior steps to set up correctly, but can only resolve that I've encountered an error along the way??

    I also heard that it takes sometimes 48 hours for a new domain name to work... is this correct? As I only set up my domain about 22 hours ago.

    Thank you again! :)

  5. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also heard that it takes sometimes 48 hours for a new domain name to work... is this correct? As I only set up my domain about 22 hours ago.

    You are right. It does take up to 48 hours for changes in DNS to take effect.

    I understand that it's been 22 hours already. But, you may want to wait some more time or check your DNS settings again to see if everything is okay with it.

    Your site's name servers still point to GoDaddy when I checked from here as of this writing. Are you hosting your site in GoDaddy or have you used GoDaddy only to buy the domain name?

  6. amyelandry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I purchased the domain name through Go Daddy, but am hosting through HostGator (I purchased a package through them when signing up for Elegant Themes).

    Sorry - this is all new to me, what does DNS stand for? Something Domain related no doubt.

    Thank you thank you thank you :)

  7. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    what does DNS stand for?

    Here is the wiki entry on DNS.

    I purchased the domain name through Go Daddy, but am hosting through HostGator

    When you signed up with HostGator, you must have received an email that contains the name servers that you would need to set to host your site in HostGator. You may search for the term "name server" or "nameserver" in your email to find this information.

    There would be two name servers. So, once you find this, make a note of it and then change the name servers in GoDaddy's interface. I hope, GoDaddy would be able to help you from here.

    Once you changed the name servers in GoDaddy, you only have to wait patiently for upto 48 hours to see your site in HostGator.

  8. amyelandry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok thank you - makes sense. I've got my 2 name servers from the first email from HostGator, and then logged into my Go Daddy account. I went into my account settings and found the Domain Registration Defaults section. Here I could enter those 2 name servers.

    Is it that simple? I hope that is going to be all it takes :) Oh and just 48 hours I guess! ;)

  9. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is it that simple?

    Yes, it is.

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