WordPress Redirecting to wp-admin/install.php

For several reasons, your WordPress website may get redirected to the wp-admin/install.php page. 

So, in that scenario, you can try any of the solutions for this problem that have been discussed in this article, including – 

  • Check if wp-config.php exists 
  • Check database connection details 
  • Check wp_options table 
  • Try database table repair 
  • Restore WordPress database

Check if wp-config.php Exists

Go through your WordPress files and make sure that wp-config.php exists; also, check that this file does not have a misspelled name or an extension.

Check Database Connection Details

1. Open the wp-config.php file in Editor and ensure the database nameusername, and password are correct. 
Check if the table prefix in the wp-config.php file matches what you have in your database (it is case-sensitive).

Check wp_options Table

Navigate to the wp_options table and check the site URL and home values. You may need to update them if your domain name has changed.

Try Database Table Repair

Try repairing WordPress database tables by referring to our Knowledgebase article - How to Repair MySQL Database from cPanel WHM and phpMyadmin.

Restore WordPress Database

If any of the above solutions do not work for you, try restoring the WordPress database from the latest backup.
You can also ask your web host to restore the WordPress database for you. 

You may also share your tips and tricks if you have any other solutions that work for you.

→ Are you receiving a white screen of death on your WordPress?
Please refer to the fix - WordPress whites space error for more details.

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Please refer to Migrate WordPress for more details.

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