WordPress is one of the easiest web blog scripts to install on your site. Many web hosts are now offering a one click install from their script panel Fantastico. Now to have more control over your WordPress installation, you can do it yourself. Difficulty level of this process is low, and the installation process takes about five minutes.
Note: We are only showing how to install WordPress, but a RAW copy of WordPress is not anywhere near as powerful as what we can make it with the use of plugins and tools. So if you want a powerful setup from our experts, we can do it for free for you. Check our Free WordPress Blog Setup offer.
Step-by-Step Guide to WordPress Installation
This step by step guide will show you with images, of what you need to do and how to do it in order to install WordPress on your site.
1. Download WordPzress
First thing you need to do is download the latest version of WordPress. Download the file and unzip it. Then using the FTP Manager, upload the files into your webhost directory of your choice.
For example: You want it in a /blog category then you will upload this under /public_html/blog/
2. Create a MySQL Database
We use Cpanel to manage all of our accounts. To create a MySQL in Cpanel, you need to log in and go to the MySQL Database Icon. Then click Add a New Database.
3. Run Install
With the new version of WordPress, you don’t have to edit your config. file anymore. Simply type the url of the directory where it was installed.
For example: www.yourdomain.com/blog/
It will launch a setup screen like the one below:
In cpanel case, you will need to add user_database format when you enter the name of your database. Enter the database you created in the step 2. Enter the username and password and thats it. You don’t need to change Database host and wp_prefix field.
Once you hit the submit button, it will take you to a follow up page like this:
Make sure that you check the box off if you don’t want this blog to be seen by search engines
. For businesses, keep it on so you can be discovered. Make sure you enter a valid email because if something goes wrong, and your browser decide to shut off on you, and you didn’t get to copy the random password, it can send the password to you. Once you click install, a confirmation screen like below would appear:
You are done!
After the step above, your installation is now complete and you can login to your WordPress admin panel by going to:
Eventhough the install is complete, there is more that awaits you such as choosing the right theme, plugins, and advertising your blog. Continue on reading our 6 step guide on the homepage and that will help you.