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[resolved] install did not add tables to the database (12 posts)

  1. PeggyMe
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I uploaded WordPress files onto a sub folder on the server (via ftp). Went to the install.php page. It told me that the server needed to be upgraded. So I clicked the upgrade server button. (I think I clicked one more time on the install link...not sure if there was one)
    Anyway, bottom line is: It now says: "You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."
    The problem is there are no tables in the Database. Anybody have any ideas???

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I clicked the upgrade server button.

    Is this your own local server?

  3. PeggyMe
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OOPS ... I meant the upgrade Database button. No it is not my server.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you backup your database before you upgraded?

  5. PeggyMe
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The database was empty,and it still is empty. I sent a email to the company where the database is hosted to see if maybe there is some sort of permissions on the database...never heard of permissions on a database, but I thought it was worth a try.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you know what version of PHP and MySQL your server is using? Did WP perhaps tell you that one or both of these needed to be upgraded?

  7. PeggyMe
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am using PHP Version 5.3.0
    I am not sure how to check the version of MySQL I am using. The top of the database says:

    Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.6.2-rc1
    MySQL 5.1.39-community running o....

    Yes WP told me that the database needed upgrading and I clicked on the link it provided. Thinking about it though, I'm pretty sure that the WP script would not have permission to do this...

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WP told me that the database needed upgrading

    We really need to clarify this. WordPress does not/cannot ask you to upgrade your database unless it (WordPress) is already installed. Were you asked to upgrade MySQL?

  9. PeggyMe
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So here is a weird glitch. I received an email from the company that hosts the site/database, ... bottom line is yes WordPress was installed using that database back in 2008. The thing is I can not see any of the tables when I look at the database. So apparently there is something going on with the database.
    I assume that when I get the database working properly, and delete all of the tables in the database, then I can start over and it will work correctly. Thank you for your help and your patience.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress was installed using that database back in 2008

    Aha! If you want to start afresh, I's suggest creating a new database & user first and using the new details in your install process.

  11. PeggyMe
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank You!! I have WordPress running now.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Excellent! Glad I could help :-)

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