Object not found. 404 error!

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Object not found. 404 error!

Postby 7spice » 05. August 2010 11:59

Hello there,

I am totally newbie in php and web-designing part. I just found we can create a test blog and install WordPress in your local system. I followed this awesome tutorial http://tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/ and everything went well. My php file is saved inside the htdocs folder.

But when I try http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, I'm getting the following error.

Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 404

08/05/10 17:47:07
Apache/2.2.14 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.81mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.1

My php file is saved inside the htdocs folder.

What do you think I am doing wrong? I'm stuck in this problem and can't go further. Please note that I'm not a geek but an active learner.
Your any kind of help will really be appreciated.Thank you!
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Re: Object not found. 404 error!

Postby JonB » 06. August 2010 02:25

LOL - I'm not as sure as you are that 'everything went well' :mrgreen:

I have two or three questions:

A. What versions of Windows and XAMPP are we talking about?

B. Where did you install XAMPP?

C: What is the path on your drive to the wordpress folder?

OK one more - does the XAMPP page (http://localhost/xampp) work right and does the phpinfo page there work?

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Re: Object not found. 404 error!

Postby Altrea » 06. August 2010 07:08

This Tutorial uses XAMPPLite 1.4.16, which is quite old (Released 2005-10-06) :D
You should better use a Wordpress-Tutorial which uses something new
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
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Re: Object not found. 404 error!

Postby 7spice » 06. August 2010 08:21

Hi all,

Thanks for your input. Nah, I'd installed the latest Xampp Lite 1.7.3 from http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html. I still don't find why it didn't worked for me. Finally, I've removed the Xampp and followed the other way. And I managed to set up the WordPress in my local system through an alternate way.

Thanks for your concern though. :)
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Re: Object not found. 404 error!

Postby toss » 20. November 2010 15:22

http://localhost/ refers to C:\xampp\htdocs ,so you just have to point to your php file like that: http://localhost/yourFolder/yourPhpFile.php ot just http://localhost/yourPhpFile.php if your php file is not inside a folder !
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