How to Install WordPress

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How to Install WordPress

Follow the detailed instruction on how to install WordPress on your web hosting for manual installation of the latest WordPress version.

Step 1: Downloading WordPress Installation Package

To begin the installation process, first, you’re required to download WordPress package from its official website. Always download the latest version from the given link:

  1. Download the zip file on your local computer with a web browser in case you’re uploading WordPress to the remote web server.
  2. Locate the installation package just downloaded and extract it to a new folder.

Step 2: Uploading WordPress Files on Server

There are three options available for uploading WordPress on your hosting

  1. Upload via FTP,
  2. Try to upload via File Manager
  3. Upload via Secure Socket Shell (SSH)

Step 3: Developing MySQL Database and User

For this, you need to have an access to cPanel to your hosting account. In general, the WordPress stores information in the database in the form of content, text files, WordPress themes, Plugins etc. For creating the database, you need to follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your cPanel Account.
  2. Under the database section, select the MySQL Database Wizard.
  3. Enter database user details. Click next step.
  4. Enter database username and password to create a database user and click create a user.
  5. Click on All Privileges checkbox to add a user to the database and then click next step.
  6. End the task and remember the username-password.

Step 4: Configuring wp-config.php

In order to connect our database with WordPress account, create a wp-config.php file. A wp-config.php file contains information which will tell the WordPress which database to use and extract information. This step will ensure that the right database is associated with the WordPress account for its successful installation.

  1. Log on to cPanel.
  2. Under File Section, click File Manager.
  3. Select Web Root in the pop-up box and select the checkbox for Show Hidden Files, then select Go.
  4. Go to file manager, select public_html in order to expand the folder.
  5. Select folder WordPress Installation.
  6. Under the file manager, locate wp-config.php and click Rename File to change the name.
  7. Go to on the wp-config.php by the right clicking and click on Code Edit.
  8. Modify the name of the database with the database you created earlier. Replace Username_here with the username and password_here with the password.
  9. Click Save changes and close the files.


Step 5: Run the Installation

To run the installation script, go to the installation page in a new browser window.

Step 6: Complete the Installation

On this page, fill in the following fields:

  • Site Name
  • Username and password
  • Email address
  • Select whether you have a search engine index website.

Now click on ‘Install Now’, you shall be taken to a new window, showing a success message.

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