Hi, I am starting from scratch - very basic understanding of HTML/XML, more of a driver than a mechanic when it comes to blogging.
I made all the edits in the wp-config.php file, saved it, and FTP'd it all to my domain. But when I put /wp-admin/install.php in my browser I get this error -
404 File not found
Firefox can't find the file at /Users/(my name)/Downloads/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php.
* Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
* Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.
I did search for typing errors, found one, corrected it, uploaded the new version, and experienced the same problem. A co-worker suggested I download MAMP to make a local server but is this necessary?
Are there any common noob mistakes when installing WordPress that I should know about? Is there anyone who can help me figure this out?