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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by girolamo, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. girolamo

    girolamo Regular Member

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    When I try to install wordpress I get an error : An instance of WordPress already exists in this directory. (path=/home/MyAdminName/public_html)

    Anyone know how to fix this...? Jesus why every damn software must have problems...
     
  2. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It simply means that in your public html folder you already have wordpress files. You would need to either swap the directory or remove the first installation
     
  3. girolamo

    girolamo Regular Member

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    But it is the first time I am trying to install wordpress on this domain?

    Btw can you please tell how to remove the first installation?
     
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    richa arora Registered Member

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    Just remove the WP including the main folder and Install it again afresh
     
  5. cruguy

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    Just go to your cpanel -> File Manager -> Remove that folder and install.

    Its simple.
     
  6. jani

    jani Junior Member

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    you can reset the hosting to default and then try.
     
  7. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Rename the old folder if you don't wanna delete it. Just change the name to /whateveroldWP/ and create a new folder with the name you wanted. That way you can check what was there before without losing it.
     
  8. webhostingproviders

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    If you want to remove it, just login through FTP and delete that folder, and Re-Install the wordpress through Cpanel.
     
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    don't delete public_html folder though. And watch out if you delete the wp related files, you might delete another website.
    Contact your host about this as they would have a clear view on your domains configuration.
     
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  10. girolamo

    girolamo Regular Member

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    Thank you all for help, it appears wp was somehow installed already...but idk how.