As we all know about the popularity of WordPress and everyone wants to create a website in a very easy way. WordPress will be the first choice. So the first thing required is knowledge of WordPress Installation. In this article, I will show you three methods to install WordPress.
- From WordPress Hosting.
- Using cPanel (Manual Installation).
- Using FTP (Manual Installation).
Method 1: Using WordPress Hosting
Select a host that offers WordPress pre-installed. It is very easy to work over the host that has pre-installed WordPress. There are a lot of hosting providers who provide this service. Here are a few of them :
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Let Start :
- Login SiteGround customer area.
- As you are accessing for the first time, You will see a pop-up asking if you want to “Start a new website” on your account. Select the option.
- Click WordPress, As shown in the image.
- Add required details like Email, Username, and Password.
- And press the “Confirm” button.
- Now system asks to choose enhancements. If you want to add any. Now press the “Complete Setup” button.
- And that’s it! Now you can go to your website home, log in the WordPress dashboard, and start the website setup.
For manual setup methods using cPanel or FTP, You have to create the database first.
Let’s Create Database :
- Login cPanel (You can access cPanel from the direct URL provided by the host Or from the hosting provider’s website).
- Scroll down and find “MySQL Database” inside the Database row.
- Click “MySQL Database“.
- Now you will get options to add a database name. Add the desired name and click the “Create Database” button.
- Now create a database user. For that, add “Username” and “Password”. These credentials are required at the time of WordPress installation.
- Now Link the newly created database with the user. So select the new user and new database. And click the “Add” button.
Method 2: Install WordPress Using cPanel
- Make confirm that you have created a database, As shown above.
- Access your cPanel.
- Now look for the “File Manager” in the cPanel and access it.
- You will be redirected to the root directory.
- Now click “public_html” or “www” (depending on the hosting you are using). You will see an empty directory in the right panel.
- Now click “Upload” as shown in the image below.
- Now download WordPress from this link. And upload the downloaded zip as shown in the image below.
- This window also allows you to change permissions. “6, 4, 4” is the default. Users can read + write files (4+2=6), Group can read the file (4) and the world can read the file (4).
- Read 4 – Allowed to read files
- Write 2 – Allowed to write/modify files
- Execute 0 – Read/write/delete/modify/directory
- After uploading a file you will be redirected back to the root directory “public_html” or “www”.
- Now select the uploaded file.
- And click “Extract”.
- As soon as you click extract, A confirmation popup will display asking at which location you want to extract this file. So just check the location and press “Extract File(s)”.
- You can see that your WordPress is extracted. Now open the WordPress directory.
- Select all inner files.
- And click “Move File”.
- As soon as you click “Move File”, Again a confirmation popup display asking where do you want to move selected files.
- Remove “wordpress” from the address bar.
- And click “Move File(s)”. So all files will be moved to root directory.
- So moved files will look like this in the “public_html” or “www”. Now select and delete the empty “wordpress” directory and its zip file.
- Now access your domain in the web browser (like : www.yoursite.com) and run WordPress installation.
- Choose the desired language and click on the “Continue button”.
- Now click on “Let’s go!” button.
- Now add all informations which you have created in the “MySQL Database“.
- Database Name = “Created in MySQL Database”.
- Username = “Created in MySQL Database”
- Password = “Created in MySQL Database”
- Database Host = localhost (Leave it localhost if your WordPress and database are at same server. If database is at another server, Then add its name.
- Table Prefix = wp_ (You can change it, If you want to install multiple WordPress in a single database or if you want to improve security. Because “wp_” is known to all).
- Now WordPress is ready to install, Just click “Run the installation” button.
- Now set Username and password, I suggest you to copy these credentials because these credentials are required to access your WordPress dashboard. In the same way add site title and your email id. You can check search engine visibility option to Discourage search engines from indexing this site.
- After adding details press “Install WordPress”.
Now Login WordPress dashboard and that’s all. Your WordPress dashboard is ready to use. There are a lot of free and premium themes available at ThemeHunk. You just need to select a theme according to your requirement.
Method 3: Manual Setup Using FTP
FTP is a medium using which you can transfer files to and from your server or web hosting. There are a lot of FTP clients available like FileZilla, WinSCP, FireFTP, etc.
I recommend FileZilla, Because it’s fast, Available for both Windows and Mac OS, and support SFTP, It’s a secure way to transfer data, So it won’t be compromised in the path.
Let’s Start :
- Make confirm that you have created a database, As shown above.
- Download FileZilla from this Link. And install it.
- Login to FileZilla and Open the root directory.
- Now download WordPress from this link.
- Extract the downloaded zip (WordPress) file.
- & 3. Now open extracted WordPress folder, Select everything inside it and copy.
- Now paste copied files into the FileZilla at the location shown in the image below.
Note: You have to paste inner files only. Because if you paste files including the parent WordPress folder itself, Then WordPress will be installed in the sub-directory (like: yoursite.com/wordpress).
- Now access your domain in the web browser (like: www.yoursite.com) and run WordPress installation. For detailed instructionss follow this link.
- WordPress Installation Setup
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