WordPress Redirecting to wp-admin/install.php

There could be many reasons when your WordPress website is redirecting to wp-admin/install.php page. Here we have discussed several fixes for this problem.

Check if wp-config.php exists


Have a quick look into your WordPress files and make sure that wp-config.php does exist also check this file is not misspelled in the name or the extension.


Check database connection details


Open wp-config.php file in editor and make sure that database name, username, password are correct. Check if table prefix in wp-config.php file matches with what you have in your database (case-sensitive).


Check wp_options table


Navigate to wp_options table and check values of the siteurl and home. 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 knowledgbease article.

Restore WordPress database


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


→ Receiving white screen of death on your Wordpress? Please refer to the fix WordPress whites space error for more details.

→ Looking to migrate your Wordpress from Wordpress.com to Accuwebhosting? Please refer to migrate Wordpress for more details.

Related Articles

How to Repair MySQL Database from cPanel WHM and phpMyadmin

This article describes how to repair MySQL database using cPanel, WHM and phpMyAdmin. Repair...

What is inode Limit in Linux Shared Hosting?

What is inode? Inode is a data structure that stores the information about all files created on...

Cpanel Email Account create Error: No specific error was returned with the failed API Call

Email account creation from Cpanel results in this error. Generally, this error is encountered...

How To Check Inode Usage In Your cPanel Account?

Inode is a data structure that keeps the data of all files inside the hosting account. Total...

How to Install Sample Data in Magento?

This tutorial will teach you how to install Magento E-Commerce website with sample data (demo...

  • 2 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?