[resolved] no index.php file in htdocs folder (12 posts)

  1. Gwen Rhys
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a number of wordpress sites but this is first time I've uploaded WordPress myself. I thought I did everything correctly but when I click View Site from the Dashboard I get a message saying that the site is ready to be hosted. When I access the server I can see that WP has been uploaded. The people who host my various URLs tell me that there's no index.php file. How do I get one there? Should I uninstall and re-install. I've been working on this issue on and off for over a week and am going round in circles.

  2. Keith Driscoll
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It sounds as if maybe there is still an index.htm or index.html file. If there is delete that because it will prevent index.php from loading.

  3. Gwen Rhys
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Keith you are right! index.html is in the htdocs directory. There are other index.php files in the sub-folders. There isn't an index.php under htdocs

    I've accessed the server using FileZilla but I can't find a delete file option. Tried renaming it to rubbish without the .html but that's not done the trick.

    Years since I've used FTP software (not since I used Front Page to build websites) and I'm sure I could delete files then.

  4. Keith Driscoll
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you see wp-config in the htdocs folder? Or is WordPress installed in a sub folder?

  5. Gwen Rhys
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wp-config-sample.php and wp-config.php in htdocs
    then separate cgi-bin sub-folder
    and wp-admin sub-folder (with lots of other sub-folders)

    Managed to delete file (using MAC laptop rather than PC and had to work out how to do the right-click to delete equivalent!!)

    I'm in London, UK by the way!

  6. Gwen Rhys
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've downloaded the wp-config file, opened it and I can see that it's got the correct database name, username and password.

  7. Robbo11
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same problem...
    Please, help me!

  8. Mark Senff
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the same directory where you found your wp-config.php file, are there any other directories/files?

    You should have at least three directories:

    • wp-admin
    • wp-content
    • wp-includes

    And about 16 files:

    • index.php
    • license.txt
    • readme.html
    • wp-activate.php
    • wp-blog-header.php
    • wp-comments-post.php
    • wp-config.php
    • etc. etc.
  9. Keith Driscoll
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Robbo11 Please start your own thread as per forum rules. Otherwise it makes it difficult to track issues :)

  10. Gwen Rhys
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Everyone - thanks for all your support. I'm a little further forward. Now when I access the site, I get an Apache Test page.
    Someone else has told me I need to run http://newsite.citywomen.co.uk/readme.html

    In answer to the question about the directories/files - Yes I have all of those.

    I'm a bit like a terrier-dog with this problem. But I'm beginning to think it might be best to uninstall and re-install.

    My issue is that I'm creating a number of microsites which will be merged into a multi-site and I don't need to go through this with every microsite I want to set up. The one I've done so far was installed by someone else.


  11. Keith Driscoll
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress appears to be installed now :)

  12. Gwen Rhys
    Posted 2 years ago #

    SORTED! It appears that although there was an index.php in in the wp-admin and wp-content folders there wasn't an index.php in the htdocs folder.

    index.html was in the htdocs folder.

    Maybe it was just a glitch and I don't know what would have happened if I'd renamed the index.html to index.php.

    Wish me better luck with the next install!!!!

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