Support » Installing WordPress » New 3.3 installation – 500 error – config issue?

  • Resolved beardybloke


    I unzipped wordpress in a subfolder, I edited the wp-config.php to point to my mySQL database on my localhost, then tried to run the wp-admin/install.php script.

    The script sits for a while seemingly doing something, but it then times out after a little while with:

    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfil the request.

    No tables are created in the database, and I cant find any other logs to help diagnose this within the installation?

    I went back, renamed the wp-config.php to wp-config-del.php and re-ran the install.php. This time I got the setup pages for wp-config.php and when the details were entered it again went into a stall and timed out with the same error above.

    This time it complained of:

    wp-admin/setup-config.php?step=2 being the culprit file that failed to load with the 500 error.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Try re-uploading all files & folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

    That was a clean install.

    I did however redo it and I get the same problems.

    This time I didnt create wp-config.php and let the install.php prompt for it. After I push submit upon entering the database details, on chrome on a second machine I get the 500 error. Running firefox from the server itself using the same address I get a blank page.

    Both fail at this page:

    figured it out.

    I had only provisioned the login for external access. localhost access was not provisioned, I switched the database site to the external address and it got to the Welcome page…

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