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unable 2 install (7 posts)

  1. aravind.m.krish
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi,
    i m new to wordpress and stuff.. i ve downloaded the wordpress 2.7.1 software.. when i click on the install.php it is not installing.. or rather what should i do?? pl help me out..

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    try reading the instructions before attempting to install. Nowhere does it tell you to click on install.php

  3. jonandel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey samboll, maybe you should read them - 'Famous 5-Minute Install' Step 6 !

    I'm having a similar problem with the 2.7.1 install. The install.php refuses to connect to my db, even though I can do so via the MySQL Admin.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    it says to load the install.php in your browser - not click on anything!
    maybe you should read it

    The install.php refuses to connect to my db, even though I can do so via the MySQL Admin

    so what happens when you say refuses to connect - error message? what?

  5. jonandel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I was giving the aravind a break...
    anyway, just says it can't establish a connection.
    Specifically : This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    ..but its not.
    Ive given the user account full privs (global, not just to the schaema)
    And privs to the schaema.
    hmmm about to try the 'root' account details...

  6. jonandel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    that worked - no idea why though. Can connect with MySQL Admin client fine - and even add tables manually etc... hmmm.

  7. bmstone
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi i am having the same problem that jonandel was having.

    Specifically : This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    i have followed the detailed wordpress setup, edited wp-config both manually and tried the script.

    i tried using 'fantastico' which is included on the server to automatically setup wordpress and that still didn't work.

    i have emailed my server's support centre and am waiting a reply from them.

    can you shed any light on this please?

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