I apologize in advance if this is repetition for many of you. I have done a fair bit of searching and thought i found the answer a number of times but am still struggling here. I have installed wordpress onto another site flawlessly right now but for some reason am failing this time. Here is where I am at so far.
I have a domain with an "under construction" page currently on the index.html file. I would like to keep this intact whilst building my wordpress site.
I have downloaded the zip file for version 3.4.2, have created a MySQL account and web domain. I have unzipped WP and installed it onto my server using an FTP client in may different places but none of which allow me access to the install.php file. I have put it into the root directory, created a new sub directory and places all WP there, places all WP in public_html file that is on the server. None of which allow me access. Sometimes I get a 404 error. Recently I am now getting:
"500 Internal server error:
The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.
The script had an error or it did not produce any output. If there was an error, you should be able to see it in the error log."
If i put in ftp.*domainname*.com/wp-admin/install.php I can see that the file is there. But still no access the other way around.
Can someone tell me where I am going wrong here.