I've never set up wordpress before. Never really knew what it was until now. I host the server myself, so I'm have full access to any changes that need to be made to it. This seems to be the first problem, as almost all of the "help" I have found is for people arguing with their webhost.
In any case, my problem appears common but I can't find anything on it, with every faq and google I can think of. I have set up wordpress both through the config file, and by clicking on the link, and no matter what I do I keep running into "Error: Php is not running." Of course, php is running, as I am also hosting a phpbb forum on this server (and on the same virtual host as it turns out. I edited phpmyadmin to set up the proper databases, and modified the config file, even gave wordpress its own username and still it tells me php is not running. I even placed a test file to run phpinfo() in the wordpress folder I created and that works fine. So wordpress is not finding my php. Moreover, it's going past the "if" that checks for php and calling a number of other functions in the install.php file. When I open the page, the screen is full of incomplete php crap that makes no sense.
I have reached my limits as I've been fiddling with this the whole day just to set up a blog (that's actually how I found wordpress, via a theme that I liked) and I am asking for help. The website is a Kissimmee D&D and Neverwinter Nights Server. The wordpress is in the /wordpress directory, and if you do /wordpress/phpinfo.php you'll see the php info.