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  • I built a website using wordpress on Wamp. I was well pleased with the result But along the way i had made many mistakes and changes. So I thought i would do a completley new build to lose all the errors etc that had crept in. I copied the whole of the build to an external Hard drive. I then tried a new install of WordPress on Wamp. I ban now access http://localhost but when i add wordpress i.e. http://localhost/wordpress I get the message:

    The website cannot display the page

    HTTP 500

    Most likely causes:
    •The website is under maintenance.
    •The website has a programming error.

    What you can try:

    Retype the address.

    Go back to the previous page.

    More information
    This error (HTTP 500 Internal Server Error) means that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying.
    For more information about HTTP errors, see Help.

    Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what is going on.

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  • Hello Brian,
    Why don’t you:
    1. Install wamp using executable insallation file on pc hard-disk
    2. Delete everything on ‘www’
    3. Keep wordpress files on ‘www’ not the ‘wordpress’ folder
    4. Create the database using phpmyadmin (http://localhost/phpmyadmin/
    5. http://localhost/wp-admin/install.php or just http://localhost/wp-admin/
    6. Provide required information about local site and database
    7. When wordpress installed successfully, try login using your username and password

    & My recommendation use xampp and uncheck
    1. Add apache to service
    2. Add mysql to service

    during installation if you wish to save memory:
    Does this help?

    Many thaanks for your help.
    I found the fault that was the download i got from the web was corrrupt, i downloded another copy and that worked well.
    So had a quite sucessful day with the rebuild. But today Wamp will not work.
    So tried xampp, that wouldn’t work either. looks as though there is a problem with Port 80, and I’m not techie enough to know how to get round that.
    I cannot see how I would work with wordpress on xampp either. So may have to give that a miss.


    Make sure u download installer version of xampp not on zip or 7zip format.

    The file name will be: xampp-win32-1.7.7-VC9-installer.exe (for windows, size 81mb)

    For further help. Its on their(apache friends) support page. Try there.

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