Installation fell apart
Ok, so I was following the install instructions step-by-step.
“1) Download and unzip the WordPress package. ” ( k that’s simple and DONE)
“2) Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.” (DONE and DONE)
“3) Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php, then open it in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details.”
(DONE and DONE and DONE)
….then just as I was getting cocky and bigheaded about how easy this was, I got to step 4, and found that the quality of the instructions greatly dropped down, and it was all down hill from there. Now I’m seeing a 404 Not Found when trying to access my /wp-admin/install.php
So I’m backtracking to where I swerved off the path and asking for someone to guide me by the hand starting at step 4:”Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server:”
I connect to my server via SmartFTP client in an attempt to upload my wordpress contents to my server and I come upon a fork in the road which is not mentioned in the instructions.
Which folder am I supposed to FTP the WordPress contents to? I see 5 folders to choose from: mail, public_ftp, public_html, tmp, and www.
Which one of these would be my root directory?
By the way, since I didn’t know which was the right folder to put it in, I uploaded WordPress to them all, but it still didn’t work.
So does that mean, something else is impeding me?
I doubt I have a database problem because I looked in my CPanel and clicked on “MySQL Databases” and it shows that I have the wordpress database with the user, but with no tables.
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