View Full Version : Troubling finding a file on my server.

August 3rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
I just got a server and a domain and I'm trying to install Wordpress. However I can't seem to find my install.php file. I mean, I can see it in Filezilla and such, but I haven't the foggiest where it actually is, because apparently, if I type in the directory into Firefox, nothing exists.

I actually don't even know what I'm doing. I don't know where I'm supposed to upload the Wordpress directory or anything. The documentation they give you is great for setting up your config files (and I've done that) but I have no clue how to actually install Wordpress.

Sorry for the stupid question.

August 3rd, 2009, 07:09 PM

locate install.php

whereis install.php
Upload wordpress to /var/www/

August 3rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
Actually, you don't need to open install.php ! Once you upload your files to the server and open your domain ( eg. main directory ), you'll be prompted to enter blog information and admin stuff.

If you need to find a file and you've no idea where it could be, use:

find / -name "install.php"

August 3rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
How are you installing wordpress ? did you install apache ? If so, you should get the famous "it works" when you browse to your server.

You then put your wordpress files into /var/www

How are you uploading the files ? is ftp chroot to your ~home ?

August 5th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Never mind. Figured it out myself.

Sorry for the trouble.