So here's the story- My Server's spects say they have the requirements for MySQL and PHP. I create a database, username, password, ect... I unzipped the files, renamed and changed wp-config-sample.php to wp-config-sample.php, as directed, with the proper information and no errors, (spaces, ect..) uploaded all the files to a subdirectory called "blog," but when i use my file manager to access wp_admin/install.php, i get a page that makes no sense!
At the top pf the page, it says "wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started." which i have. then it has some code... A few bits inside the code are not code, and say that i need the wp-config.php file.
then it says "Welcome to WordPress installation. Weâ€™re now going to go through a few steps to get you up and running with the latest in personal publishing platforms. You may want to peruse the ReadMe documentation at your leisure." and asks for a blog name and email... alright.... I do that, but then the links that are on the page lead to 404 or Forbidden pages.
Then lots more code, then some instructions about remembering my password, which i would be happy to do if i got one in the first place!
I was getting help from my server people, but after making sure all the information i had was correct, they said they wouldn't help me anymore because they don't deal with 3rd party software.
the really funny part is that when i use the regular old internet to access index.php, i get this:
my browser is Mozilla Firefox version 1.0.
I hope that's enough information... can someone tell me what's going on?