I downloaded WordPress 2.9.2
Then I created a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
Then I renamed the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php and made the changes needed with database details and secret key stuff, saved.
Then i used filezilla to upload the wordpress folder to my /www folder on the server.
I went through the install but it had weird lines of code at the top of each page, then completed install. Then I couldn't get into wordpress.
I read a few things that said it had to be in the root directory (/) so I moved the wordpress folder in (/www) up to (/). Then i couldn't access the page still.
So I deleted the folder, deleted the database. Created a new database (same name) and uploaded the entire wordpress directory again (this time directly into the root (/)). But now I get a 404 when I try to go to http://a-life.me/wordpress or http://a-life.me/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php.
Help please :(
(I'm using cPanel btw).