How to install WordPress
Comparatively installing WordPress is easier than any other website platforms accessible today. The installation procedure is easier and is nothing more than extracting the content from the zip file, restructuring the database setting, files uploading and finally running the WordPress installer. Many have developed website through WordPress and surprisingly they hardly had any technical knowledge, however few have found the process to be little challenging to try, even though WordPress is one of the most accessed content management system online. Numerous people think of using it even having scanty knowledge about it. In this article, the installation procedure of WordPress is described from the hosting control panel of how WordPress can be installed quickly and easily. Also, how WordPress can be installed manually by shaping up databse and uploading the important files.
Step 1: Transferring to your web server the WordPress files
From WordPress download page, WordPress can be downloaded and the zip file is next to be unzipped. Next files are uploaded from the WordPress Directory to the core directory of the web server. Now if you are wishing to host your content to the sub directory of your site, then you can upload the same to a sub directory.
Step 2: Adding Database and creating user
Now type www.your-site.com/cpanel and then you have to log into your C panel and there you have to locate MySQL Database.
You are now going to create a user for WordPress accessing the user section
Now ‘creating a user’ takes step by step process to complete, you have to first choose a user name and complete filling the user name field, next choosing a password takes place, you better keep the note of this password on a paper. Next, you have to click the ADD USER option and then return to the MySQL Database Page where you have to write down the name and password.
Next section of your task is creating database for WordPress, here you have to enter a suitable name and click the option labeled as ‘Create Database’. Clicking the option Go Back’ you will again be landing on your MySQL Database Page. Now you have to access the ‘Add User To Database’. That you will find on this page and select the user name and Database from the drop down menu. Often you have to select everything manually, you will find the same selected automatically
Now it is the time for adding WordPress User to the Database. Click on add and go for all privileges option and then click make changes option.
Next, you have to click the ‘Go Back’ option where you again land on your MySQL Database Page. Do not forget to take a note of your WordPress Database and user name, right after creating everything suitably. Now you may likely to find a prefix existing before your database and user name. This prefix is meant to give you a unique identity so that there occurs no confusion and confliction on a shared hosting.
Step 3: Configuration File Editing
Next step is something little critical, you have to rename the “wp-config-sample.php” i.e. sample file into “wp-config.php”, then you need to open the “wp-config.php” and complete the sections DB_USER, DB_NAME, DB_PASSWORD respectively and without diverting from the information used in Step 2. Now you have to upload the same to the root directory, which is ‘public_html’ of your internet server, and when you are installing, WordPress in a sub directory, the same will be installed to the sub directory. Next, you have to run the whole script by browsing the ‘wp-admin/install.php’ link of your site; you have entered in the address bar the “http://www.your-site.com/wp-admin/install.php”. The subsequent step is to track the one click installation procedure.
Now your WordPress is installed and all set to run. Log in WordPress admin section and enter the user name and password, which you will get in your inbox.
Depending upon, how swift you carry out the process and how fast your internet may run, the installation process varies but does not take more than 10 to 20 minutes. The procedure is relatively simple and straightforward. If you follow this tutorial, you will find the process to be manageable and time effective. You neither need any professional guidance nor intervention.