WordPress is an open platform to all those who wants to build their own empire on an online world. It is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app which is based on PHP and MySQL. It takes about 5-minute installation. Digital Impetus brings the tutorial of building beautiful, secure, easy-to use, mobile and SEO friendly websites in few simple steps.
In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. Follow these guidelines if you want to perform a new, easy-to use, a beautiful manual installation of the latest WordPress version.
Step 1: Download the WordPress packet
Download the latest WordPress version at address https://wordpress.org/download/ and extract it into a new folder on your computer.
Step 2: Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server
Now, you need to upload the extracted files and folders to your web server. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via FTP [File Transfer Protocol]. From your cPanel or hosting account, you need to find the FTP Accounts. When you are finished installing FTP client, open it and create an account and fill up the fields with required information. Once done, save and click to connect. Then, atlast upload upload your website by selecting all of your website’s files and directories, and then drag them from the Local Site area into the cPanel.
Note: If you want your WordPress to be the main installation on your account and to be accessible through your main domain (i.e. www.mydomain.com), you need to upload the extracted files to your public_html folder.
Once the download is complete, extract the archive and upload it to your web hosting account.
You can do that via FTP using a client application like Filezilla or via cPanel -> File Manager -> Upload file(s).
If you want this WordPress installation to be main for your website, the files should reside in the public_html folder of your account. However, you can always make a subfolder (i.e. public_html/blog) if you want to run only part of your website on WordPress.
Step 3: Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use
Now, you need to create a MySQL database. By using the MySQL Database Wizard tool you can easily create a MySQL user and a database and then assign the user to the database. To access the tool, access your cPanel and click on the tool icon. Then click to create a new SQL database, add the desired name of the database and click the Create Database button.
Once you create your MySQL Database and User, make sure you write down the database name, database username and password you’ve just created. You will need those for the installation process.
Step 4: Go through the installation process
Now it’s time to navigate to your website to start with the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress in your public_html directory you’ll need to go to http://yourdomain.com in your preferred browser.
The first thing you will notice is a message, telling you that you don’t have a wp-config.php file and you should create one. Just click on the Create a Configuration File button to proceed.
On this page you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Simply press the Go! button.
Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Submit button.
WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Install button to proceed.
On the next screen you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. In addition, you can specify whether you’d want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button.
Your new WordPress application is installed. You can use the Login In button to access your administrative backend and start posting in your new site.