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  • I’ve followed the directions of the “5 min install” and finally got the correct DB_HOST info so I no longer get the infamous “cannot find database” error page, however, now when I load install.php, my browser is completely blank.

    The url for the install file is:

    I have tried it on Mac OSX 10.5.2, Safari 3.0.4 and also Firefox

    According to the install directions, I should be given a password and taken to the login page, correct? Not sure what is going on here. I have no idea what I could have done wrong…

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • are you sure your server has the necessary things to run wordpress?

    Yes, I checked with them before I went through the motions of installing. They also provided me with the correct DB_HOST name.

    Could it be that the DB_NAME is conflicting? For organizational purposes, I named the database ‘wp_main_muz’ (I thought I understood that if it was set up that way then I could do more than one without causing problems) – but could that be the problem? It takes forever for my host to verify changes, so I hesitate to change anything unless I can get confirmation that it could be an issue.


    My hosting service gave me the link to this page, which should explain the current setup. Is something incorrect here?

    My initial link, which is still showing up blank:


    The problem could be a php parsing one but I had a similar problem recently that was solved by changing the DB_HOST to
    Check that you don’t need to change ‘localhost’.

    My host gave me a specific IP for the DB_HOST, so I haven’t been using the ‘localhost’ to begin with…I couldn’t connect with it.

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