Ok, I've spent all day trying to figure this out and am here at my wits end! I edited the wp-config-sample.php file and renamed it to wp-config.php. Then I uploaded all the wordpress files to my web host. When I log onto my site via ftp I get the following directory tree:
I copied all the files into the /wwwroot folder. Which is correct. In step 5 of the WordPress instructions it says:
Run the Install Script
Using your favorite web browser, visit wp-admin/install.php within the directory into which you just installed WordPress on your web site.
I typed my domain in:
and all I get for a response is:
PAGE NOT FOUND
My hosting plan supports:
Scripting -- ASP, .NET 2, Perl, CGI-Bin, PHP5
Database -- Access or MSSQL, MySQL 4.1
I had created a database in my HELM control panel for my hosting and edited the wp-config file with the database name, username and password. So that should be correct.
Mainly, I am wondering why IE6 keeps telling me it cannot find the page "install.php" as above. I can say that my server has no folder called "localhost", which I am not sure is a problem. I have always used NetObjects Fusion for my web sites and I thought WordPress looked fun to try.
I am not a coder and this may be too much for me as I have never worked with server side and database configuration.
Any help is appreciated.