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  • I’m trying to install WP on a Windows server with PHP 5.0.2 and MySQL 4.1.21, and the login doesn’t fully work. It shows the first setup page, and is able to connect to the db, but if I hit the install button I get a 404 page. I’m assuming this has something to do with the server, but I can’t point to what it is. Ideas?

    Two things that might help:

    1) I have another page outside of wordpress that has a php require statement, and it can’t find it but it finishes loading the page. Is php not working correctly?

    2) It’s also missing the wordpress logo image on the install page. It’s trying to point to the wrong directory (/images/wordpress-logo.png, not /wp-admin/images/wordpress-logo.png). I know when I talked to the server admin, he said that wordpress won’t be able to edit the .htaccess file, would this be a problem with the install? I was assuming that would only matter if I wanted to change the permalink structure.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • .htaccess won’t matter until you’re configuring permalinks, correct.

    As for PHP and IIS servers, I’m afraid that’s out of my league 🙁 It sounds like PHP isn’t right, but I don’t know where to look. Maybe make a phpinfo file..

    On the root of your web folder (public_html) make a file called phpinfo.php and put this in it:


    Then point your browser there and see if it works.

    The PHP Info file works just fine. Here’s the info:

    That looks okay, you’re right. Delete the file (people can use it for a security hole) and, if possible, share the URL for your blog?

    I know it’s not up yet, but maybe we can spot something weird.

    Ipstenu – I’m sending you an email with this info. Can’t post url publicly yet.


    FWIW, the /wp-admin page seems to load correctly in this case, so I told Rick to try that.

    Well, that worked. I feel like a n00b for not trying that. I normally just go to the main directory. Thanks!

    I’m assuming it didn’t work because the server disallowed access to the .htaccess file, and WP wasn’t able to change the directory of the install page to / correctly.

    Not knowing jack about how IIS handles .htaccess, I’ll take that 🙂

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