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  • Hello, I am trying to install word press for the first time, I’ve set up PHP 5.0.1 and installed mysql server 5.0.0-alpha-nt, configured the wp-config.php file and ran /wp-admin/install.php but nothing happens. It loads in my browser, gives no errors or text nor does it redirect me to a login page. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong and how to correct it? Is there anything I can check to make sure everything is set up correctly without going through the php? Thanks

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  • Hi there,
    I just got my site up and running 30minutes ago. I dont know if this would help you but I just typed in the site URL into my browser and there was a clickable link there called ‘install.php’. I clicked on it and it installed itself.

    I forgot to add, I am running IIS 5.1 on windows xp and I am trying to install wordpress on my current computer and act as the web server and client. Thanks!

    By site URL I mean and nothing else.

    How are you loading the install.php file? If you are using the File – Open options in your browser you will get nothing, has to be via a URL even if its your IP address or localhost …….
    Maybe obvious but people seem to do it time and time again. Also why MySQL 5?? — its not even near ready

    yeah, I open the browser and type in http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php to open the file. As for mysql 5 I have no specific reason, I am going to try it with 4.0.21 but I imagine the results will be the same…

    Do you know if PHP is installed properly ??
    You can verify if buy creating a simple script and poping it somewhere in your online folders and then viewing it using your browser … if that doesn’t spit out a huge purple table filled with interesting info then PHP is not running right on IIS …

    Hello and thanks for your post,
    yes php is installed properly, the phpinfo() function returned a page full of configuration information when viewed in a browser. I just uninstalled mysql 5 and installed mysql 4.0.21, deleted the entire webpress directory and did a clean reinstall, updated the wp-config.php file and the exact same thing happened: nothing.

    I am not using a webserver that will be online so I do not have a domain name, I’m using my own computer to act as a web server which is why i use “http://localhost” – theoretically once the web server is set up correctly I will be able to test it with the same computer thereby acting as the server and the client on a single machine. 🙂

    Is there some way of verifying the mysql configuration on my server? I created a database called wordpress and used the following command to create a username and password:

    create database wordpress;
    grant wordpress.* on someusername identified by “somepassword”;

    then in the wp-config.php i enter ‘wordpress’ as the DB_NAME, ‘someusername’ as the DB_USER, ‘somepassword’ as the DB_PASSWORD, and leave DB_HOST as ‘localhost’
    is that incorrect?

    I got the blank index page thingy when i didn’t have mysql support compiles into php. Check that.

    I’m with Anonymous ^^
    Remember that PHP 5 has mysql support off by default and you need to remove the “;” from “;extension=php_mysql.dll” in your php.ini …
    Also, put libmysql.dll in the WINNT/system32 (or WINDOWS/system32 since it’s XP) folder
    Just a thought…

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