404 Not Found-error when trying to install WordPress (4 posts)

  1. SophieHolterman
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I'm trying to install WordPress on http://www.sophieholterman.nl. I followed all the detailed instructions for DirectAdmin, changed the wp-config-sample.php into wp-config.php, created a database on DirectAdmin to send the WordPress-files to, filled in all the right data into wp-config.php (I'm almost sure I did it right), downloaded FileZilla to transfer the files... but it isn't working. When I visit http://sophieholterman.nl/wp-admin/install.php I see '404 Not Found'. Somewhere in between my attempts, I went to ftp://sophieholterman.nl, where I saw a html-code with a sentence in it like 'PHP does not exist', or something like that. I tried a little more (used other directories in FileZilla to send my files to) and now ftp://sophieholterman.nl gives a list of files with a title above it saying 'Index van /'. (van is Dutch for for)

    I've already sent a message to the host/server/or what it's called, because the only reason I could think of for this problem is that I don't know what my Root Directory is.

    My question to you: could something else be wrong? What should I do?

    I hope you can help me.


  2. Christi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Sophie,

    When I go tosophieholterman.nl I see a message:

    To change this page, upload your website into the public_html directory

    So public_html is your document root. You'll want to make sure all of your WordPress files are in public_html.

    Hope this helps!

  3. JamesJohnson180
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having almost this exact same problem - only I have already put everything into the public.html directory.

    Any idea what gives? Is it the host?

  4. RichardWPG
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @JamesJohnson180. Please create a new thread for your issues. Thanks

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