I have installed Craft 2.2.2579 on my never-before-used website live rather than on my PC in a development environment. (I am not a developer.) Instructions were followed exactly (I believe), but when I point my browser to http://{mySiteName}/admin or the other alternatives, I get: Error Message

The index page of the website itself loads just fine as http://{mySiteName}.

Any ideas?

  • Thank you so much, Lindsey D and Brad Bell. It looked right, but I re-copied from original file using Sublime Text, and the next thing you know, voila! Because it looked right (hidden characters? - what did I do?), I would have been a much longer time thinking to just redo it. Two thumbs up, especially for taking the time to answer such a simple question. Sep 4 '14 at 5:30

Open up this file:


... and take a look at the very first line. The file should start with this:


It sounds like that may not be the case with your file. Make sure there is absolutely nothing before that < character, not even a blank line.

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    100 monopoly dollars says this is it.
    – Brad Bell
    Sep 4 '14 at 1:31

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