Problem installing on a subdomain (6 posts)

  1. Cameo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've been trying to install WordPress on a domain I'm hosted at (so I have a subdomain) and am already messed up at the 'five-min installation'!

    So far I've been reading these threads:

    ..and they both aren't resolved. In the first topic, macmanx provided some steps to installing and I'm stuck at step 3, because I can't find a wp-admin folder in my downloaded WP zip file. Is that the cause to all my problems?

    Though I could list exactly what I've been trying to do and some basic info -
    1. I'm hosted at domain.com/sub. Somehow, sub.domain.com doesn't work for me.
    2. I uploaded all my files to my root directory (domain.com/sub) so I've been trying to access the install.php page by domain.com/sub/wp-admin/install.php - doesn't work. I get the error:

    Warning: main(/home/starlet/public_html/tis/wp-includes/wp-db.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/-------/public_html/sub/wp-settings.php on line 59

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required '/home/-------/public_html/sub/wp-includes/wp-db.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/-------/public_html/sub/wp-settings.php on line 59

    (I'd made a separate wordpress folder before but I didn't want it to be in another sub)

    So what is this all supposed to mean? Haha, I probably ended up stating way too much but, it's safer that way.


  2. chaaban
    Posted 10 years ago #

    usually i install wordpress in a folder eX : domain.com/wordpress

    Then after finishing evrything , i go make my subdomain the same name (wordpress in this case) then in the admin option i just edit the wordpress blog link

    from : http://www.domain/wordpress to http://www.wordpress.domain

    and its working great with me , allready did more than 7 installation without any problem .

    Good Luck

  3. Cameo
    Posted 10 years ago #

    But the thing is I'm hosted so I already have a set name, and all my options have gotta be done from there.

    Any ideas how now? :)

  4. slsdoug
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I had the same problem with GoDaddy and 1and1. Each was solved differently.
    When a subdomain is created a folder of the same name is created off the root dir. In WP under Options I named the WP address and Blog address the same:

    When a subdomain is created, no folder is created; it excepts everything to be installed in the root. I had to create a destination folder called subdomain (in the admin istrator on 1and1). I named
    WP address: http://www.domain.com/subdomain
    Blog address: http://subdomain.domain.com


  5. Hedayati
    Posted 10 years ago #

  6. kitk
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Doug.
    I've been looking for a solution with 1and1 and Simple Machines. That looks like it should, so thanks in advance.

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