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  • Resolved Vesajohn


    Browser not

      picking up

    on the “wp-admin/install.php“.
    “No Result”.

    Installed and uninstalled the wp-3.1, made the changes to the config/sample/file, and SQL data, + define AUTH keys (8).
    Uploaded the 3.1 using FileZip, upload successfull. 25 files and 3 directories.

    But no joy ? anyone with similar failed experience setting up WordPress?
    But with hind sight / light bulb revelation?
    I would appreciate some advise.


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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Try asking your hosts for assistance. This sounds like a server issue.

    I sent email to my host yesterday, still waiting for reply.

    The connection to my server went o.k, and the upload also a success.
    As i am waiting for the reply from my host, it could take days? who knows?

    I would like to get the definitions of the following correct, to make sure i understand what goes where (via translation route):

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ”);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ”);

    Q#1. Is the above “My SQL…. username”, same as “Database mysql”?

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”);

    /** MySQL hostname */
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

    Q#2. Is the “hostname” / local host, possibly the same as the; “server: mysql- ***-**. ?

    If you have useful facts that i can use to identify the error, that would be great and much appreciated.


    Further question regarding the ftp FileZip + changes to the wp-config.php files.

    If make changes to the wp-Config.php on my C:drive folder, and then login to the FileZip, and to my ftp host.

    Can i just over ride the files that i made changes to; FileZip (override) + remote htdoc-wp-config file (override) the changes. Is that the correct procedure? or am i missing something?

    Maybe if i lived in the Silicon Valley, then i could expect to get reply from The Local Host on the same day, as when requesting answer/information to a Web Site Setup problem?


    Could you specify the initial error or provide your domain name?

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ”); – is a database name
    define(‘DB_USER’, ”); – username for your database
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”); – password for your username
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); – database server name (usually localhost)

    You should see all the database info when creating a new database in your hosting control panel.

    You may change wp-config.php manually on your local computer and upload it to server, or you may run http://your-domain/ and follow the instructions on your screen.

    The specific error is;

    WordPress installation won’t “install“.

    I key in my

    And have got reply:

    #1. 404 No Result.
    #2. There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file.

    I have made the changes to the wp-config-sample-.
    Including db_data_

    But no joy.

    My host did get back to me. I was asked to upload the wp-3.1 to the htdocs folder. i did just that (removed the directory, and reloaded it all).
    I did notice; that in my wp-config.php.php
    Why does the file have repeat of php.php ?
    Is it because i made a change to the _db_name, and uploaded it, using upload-override?

    Other than that, i have no idea.


    Try to delete wp-config.php, wp-config.php.php and wp-config-sample.php from the server. Then upload wp-config-sample.php. Then rename wp-config-sample.php on your local computer to wp-config.php and upload to server. Then access

    Follow the steps on the screen then.

    To Argroup. Thanks for stopping to help, , and for sharing your ideas and knowledge.

    I deleted the wp-config.php file, from the remote server, and the wp-config/sample/.. from my computer.

    Added the SQL data details, and the security password.
    I received a note from my web host, saying that i need to use Ip-address: for the “define (DB_HOST’, and not the “local host”.

    Q. 1. Is it correct that a database name is the same as the domain name without the .com ?

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ”); – is a database name
    define(‘DB_USER’, ”); – username for your database
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”); – password for your username
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); – database server name (usually localhost)

    After all that, said and done, the browser still can’t find my site? Any other suggestions ?

    Ps. I tried to make the changes to the wp-sample.. file on the ftp FileZip server, but it did not allow it. So i made the changes via NotePad off the C:drive on my computer.

    Forget about wp-sample-config.php, wp-config.php and the most important about editing them with notepad.

    It looks like this installation is a little complicated for you, because you’re not familiar with databases.

    Step 1. Delete wordpress from the server.
    Step 2. Download wordpress from
    Step 3. Unzip it on your local computer.
    Step 4. Upload it to server.
    Step 5. Rename wp-sample-config.php to wp-config.php on your local computer
    Step 6. Upload wp-config.php to server
    Step 7. Set write (777) permissions for wp-config.php
    Step 8. Create database, database username, password for your username in your hosting control panel (Could be cPanel, Plesk, H-Sphere, DirectAdmin, ISP Manager or other).
    Step 9. Access your website using It will redirect you to installation wizard.
    Step 10. Type blog name, email, and database info you got in Step 8. Follow other instructions. WordPress should be installed then.
    Step 11. After installation change permissions of wp-config.php back to 644 (or 444).

    If you’ll have more troubles doing those steps, just contact me by email and I’ll check it myself, if you want.

    Yes, right you are, this has turned out much more complicated than i ever imagined. Also my knowledge of data bases is very limited, i don’t even know how limited that is.
    I have a question about the above 1-6 steps.
    Is it really necessary to upload the “sample” to the server first (step 4), followed by the rename (step 5)on my computer.
    Is it not the same as:

    a) download.

    b) expand files.

    c) drag and drop to C: drive.

    d) Open Filezip fpt.

    e) Select C: wordpress folder.

    f) Select the remote host site htdocs, click open.

    f) Shift and down scroll all of the wordpress files.

    g) Drag and drop the files to the remote site: htdocs.

    h) Uploading begins; 25 files and 3 directories.

    I did all that, it should be clean as a whistle.

    The from there i go to:

    RESPONSE: from the browser.

    “There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn’t work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file”.


    First of all, sorry, I made a little mistake about renaming file.
    Actually automatic installation is very simple. I’ve done it hundreds of times of different versions.

    So, you need to upload all the files and run
    You’ll be redirected to installation wizard

    Now the response you’ve got. That’s normal response from installation wizard. At this point you need to Click on Create Configuration File link. Click Let’s go at the second page. Fill in all the database information and click Submit to proceed. You’ll need to fill in other information like blog title, username and password for your blog, email. Click next to finish the installation. It should work. If you’ll have troubles with database info, wordpress will tell you. If it will not create a wp-config.php file, in this case you may create it manually, but you should insert correct database info there. Concentrate on automatic installation.

    I got two steps further, then it stalled again.

    #1. Welcome to WordPress.

    #2. Let’s Go!

    After entering the db data, user name, pass word and the host, it went no further. It could not locate the wp-config.php

    I checked the file and made the manual changes.

    Is there specific instruction as “how to”, and in “what sequence”,the changes need to be made: If the automatic installation is not working?
    e.g. Make no changes to the downloaded wp-3.1file Mysql settings “until”……

    Also at what point does the “Sample” file need to be renamed?

    Because the general instructions seem to rely on the automatic installation.

    Obviously it is not working in this instance.

    Here is one more question, if it makes any sense to anybody?

    The local file list on the FileZip, has changed to reverse order from what it was yesterday? The Admin was up on the top, and the xmlrpc.pfp was last on the bottom. Today the order is in reverse: Xmlrpc.pfp up on the top after the folder.. and the Admin is on the bottom of the 25 files? Does that affect the function of the wp.3.1 file?

    Is there someone out there who understands data base and wp-install?

    I have tried the WordPress “5 minute instructions” and the “Detail instructions”, but they are not very specific, meaning if the automated install is not working, why not? then what? and what to do? I tried to sort it out by using trial and error. I have got it down to this:

    Deleted all files from the remote host server.

    Deleted files from the FileZip that i had uploaded.

    Deleted all wp.3.1 files from downloads.

    Empty trash bin.

    Ran the Disk clean-up.

    Also made sure the Security/firewall was not effecting the wp-install.

    The download wp.3.1 again. Extract and send to C: drive.


    This is where the “WP-Install Instructions”, seem to be contradictory, and not to the point:

    I am getting two contrary replies from wp, (IF I LEAVE THE WP-CONFIG-SAMPLE), as is (without any changes) after i run the;

    www.(my site…).com/wp-admin/install.php

    “There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn’t work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file”.

    When i do make changes to the “wp-config-sample” file, then the message from wp-reads;

    “Sorry, I need a wp-config-sample.php file to work from. Please re-upload this file from your WordPress installation”.

    If you really understand the in’s and the out’s of “data base”, “installs”, “FTP” and “remote servers”, then maybe this issue is clear as a bell, or a crack in the window, to you, please inform the lesser enlightened one’s, and point the way out of a puzzle, please.

    I don’t mind reading instructions, but when the instructions are meanderings of information and many possible versions of application, then it turn’s into trial and error, one failure followed by another. Like if i was the first person to ever to use the wp.3.1 ? Not very likely.

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