Today, one of our unofficial Bluehost community member tried installing WordPress on his newly purchased Bluehost account & he got this error saying: “Something went wrong. Click on the dropdown to get more information”
When he clicked on the view details, he saw this message:
“Failed to run the installation on your server”
He re-tried WordPress installation few times but everytime he got the same error. It was devastating & finally he contacted BHusers team to help him fix the issue. Here is how I fixed the issue & hopefully it would help you or anyone who is getting issues installing WordPress on Bluehost or any other cPanel hosting.
Solution: Failed to run the installation on your server
This issue is most likely caused by failed attempt to install the WordPress. After first failed attempt, when we try to install WordPress, it doesn’t work as the root directory is not empty. Here are few solutions for fixing it & if in doubt, feel free to ask questions.
Uninstall previous installation: (Careful as this is for those who are setting up WordPress for the first time)
Head over to Mojo marketplace install & if you see the installation has been done, simply click on uninstall to remove it. Here is the direct link to see your installs.
If you don’t see any install or once you have successfully uninstalled WordPress, head over to your Bluehost cPanel & click on filemanager.
On the next page, click on Public_html & on the right pane, click on select all & then click on delete to remove all files & folders created in our earlier failed installation. (Refer to below screenshot )
That’s it! Now, you need to go back to your Bluehost cPanel & start the process of WordPress installation. You can refer to this guide for better understanding.
If you are afraid or scared to make the changes as suggested above, just ask yourself this question: Will I lose anything? Since your website is not live & even if you made mistakes at the time of installation, Bluehost customer support will fix it for you. Do remember this may take time, but trying to fix yourself is fun.
Do let me know if this fixed your problem or not. Have any other question regarding Bluehost hosting, feel free to let me know in the comment section below. Do join our Bluehost community to share your tips, ideas & reviews with all.
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