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.

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