I used to have wordpress installed on my hosting (www.one.com) and used it for a while and everything worked well. Once I stopped using it and forgot my password and stuff I just decided to start with a fresh wordpress install. I FTP'd into my hosting server and deleted everything and uploaded a fresh copy of wordpress with the wp-config.php file edited and ready. I got the following error message:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, email@example.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
I'm not sure why that happened, but as the error advised, I emailed them this:
Hi, I was just trying to install WordPress on my website (I used to have it on, then wiped the root folder but I presume the database still had some keys in which are conflicting). This is the error I get: <<Read error above>>
Hopefully you can help with this.
Thanks, Kyle Saric | http://www.kylesaric.com
The following day I got a respone:
The internal server error is usually because of some error in the .htaccess file. Please try renaming the .htaccess file in both the root directory and wordpress directory to htaccess.txt.
You can delete the wordpress tables from earlier installations using phpmyadmin. Followig URL contains the link for the login page :
- Login to Phpmyadmin
- Click on 'database_name' at the top_left_corner.
- This will display all tables on the right pane.
- Here select all tables with the prefix wp_
- Scroll down the page and select 'Drop' from the drop down. This will delete all tables.
I have deleted the tables and everything from my database, but I have no idea where this .htaccess file is. I can't seem to find it. I still get the same error message.
Any help would be hugely appreciated!