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  • Hello everyone. Where do I begin?

    I decided to make a website using WordPress because I heard great things. Trouble was I started with a WordPress.COM account. After a ton of trial and error I realized I had the wrong site and jumped over to WordPress.ORG. I created an account with Dreamhost, followed the instructions on this site’s FAQ, changed name servers, the whole nine yards. But when I went to to begin the install, it drew a blank. No site. I retraced my steps, double-checked my config file, deleted and then reuploaded the WP package, nothing. I got so fed up I ended my account with WP.COM, un-registered my domain name, deleted it and all databases from Dreamhost and walked away for about a week while the registrar released my domain back into the world.

    A few days ago I went to Dreamhost again and registered the same domain through them. (I know I could have just transferred the registration but I wanted a completely clean slate.) I went back to the Installing WordPress help page and repeated the process. I had my domain, I created a MySQL database, edited the wp-config file, uploaded the folder via FTP to the ROOT of the site ( Then I crossed my fingers and went to the install page. Nothing. Just a nice “oops! Google can’t find your site!” notice.

    I am at a loss. I’ve searched the help documents on both sites and can’t find a solution and retraced all my steps. I’m using a Mac 10.6.8, Google Chrome 26.0.1410.65 and also tried it in an older version of Safari.

    What could I be doing wrong? Thanks in advance for all your help. I’m somewhat of a novice at this so please don’t assume too much in your responses.

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  • WPyogi


    Forum Moderator

    Dreamhost has a 1-click install – so you don’t have to do very much of that at all:

    They also have good support – so you might want to open a ticket with them to get this sorted out.

    I tried the 1-click install but in the drop down menu where my site URL should be there was just “—————” and it wouldn’t work. Hence why I went the long way.

    Agreed on their support. I’ve opened a ticket with them as well but wanted to check in with both parties.



    DreamHost Support Rep

    Hey Brittany!

    I noticed you tweeted us about an hour ago @dreamhostcare and I just wanted to follow up with you here — Happy to hear you got your website set up!

    If you need any support, you know where to find us! Thanks so much for being patient. 🙂 Enjoy playing with your site!

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