I am doing an online course on wordpress, and I am now trying to get wordpress to install.
I have uploaded the wordpress files to what I think is my root directory (home/'username')
The course tells me I should then go to my browser and type: www.domainname.co.uk/wp-admin/install.php
When I do this, I get a error 404, file not found.
If I just type in www.domainname.co.uk it takes me to the holding page, so that works.
I've trawled websites and you tube for a solution, but cant find one yet.
I'm very new to this, so sorry for what I'm sure is a very basic question.
PS: I know I can try and do the one click install, but I want to know how to do it manually.
Hmmm.... not sure what platform the course you are taking is referring to but I've never manually installed based on what you describe.
Check out the "official" instructions for the Famous 5-Minute install here and give that whirl.