I am really struggling with this one – hopefully someone here can help…
I am installing a brand new, fresh version of WordPress v4.0 (A task I’ve performed easily 100+ times before without incident)
I have setup a brand new sub-domain and database for it then run the install script… But, everytime I try, I get caught in an infinite loop…
I tried deleting the sub-domain and database and recreating a new, completely different sub-domain and database name but the same thing occurs… I also delete the wp-config.php and start over again but always, when I get to point 4, it gets caught in an infinite loop…
The install process:
But every time, I get the same result:
This web page has a redirect loop
The web page at
resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or
allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is
possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your
computer. Learn more about this problem. Error code:
I tried clearing the cookies but I know that’s unrelated because I also went to rexswain.com and viewed the http header and it also gets caught in the same redirect loop…
I don’t even know where to start looking!
There is no .htaccess file – 100% confirmed!
And when I check the database – no tables have even been created!
I am perplexed – any advice on how to do some debugging would be awesome!
I finally found a solution to this problem and thought I would post my solution for anyone looking for assistance.
My main website sits on
/public_html on my server
I was installing new sites on a subdomain (e.g.
newwebsite.com.au) in a sub-directory:
/public_html/sites/newwebsite.com.au was the root directory for the subdomain:
newwebsite.com.au for some reason, the web server was still reading and using
.htaccess from the parent/parent:
I had security software installed on the main website which was blocking
install.php from executing.