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  • I’ve been working on installing WP onto my spankin’ new domain name intermittently all day, and I’m kinda frustrated now. I’ve read the Codex, and the Everyman’s WP Install PDF. I’ve deleted and recreated a mySQL database, checked the code, and tried and retried the database and username.

    I’m on a Mac using TextEdit, Cyberduck, and Firefox. I’ve tried uploading the wp files to both the “home1” directory, and to a “blog” directory, but no matter what I try, when I attempt to run (or, I get the following:

    The requested URL /wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    I’ve checked to make sure install.php is in the wp-admin directory, and it is.

    I know I’m probably missing something incredibly easy and/or stupid, but I’m really hoping someone here can shed some light for me. Thanks!

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  • Are you uploading files to the public_html directory?
    Has your domain name had time to propagate?

    I’ve owned the domain name for a few weeks, so I assume it’s had enough time.

    I just tried the public_html folder, and this time I’m getting:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home1/shanioco/public_html/wp-config.php on line 15

    Ok, figured out what was wrong with my code, but NOW I’m getting an error message from WP:

    Error establishing a database connection

    Making progress, though.

    You’re getting there. You need to make sure your wp-config file has the correct settings in it. Using Bluehost your database will be something like username_database, and your username will be something like username_database. Make sure you get the right prefix to the database listed. Make sure your user has been added to the database and make sure that it has all permissions for the database.

    Hi Shaino,
    This might be a bit irrelevent, but i would like to get in touch with you.

    It appears from this thread that you are using bluehost as your hosting partner. Theys also figure in my list of top 3. I would like to know your experience with bluehost, Is it possible to have the main site & abc/blog as subdomains ? Do you recommend using them.

    There seems to be no other way of getting in touch with you.
    Hence i am using this thread.
    Deepa Govind


    I’ve been using BlueHost for years.

    You can install WordPress automatically in 60 seconds from your cPanel.

    I wrote an article that shows you how to Install WordPress in 60 seconds for BlueHost.

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