Step by Step Guide to Install WordPress Manually
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used to create websites and blogs. Installing WordPress manually on your web server is not difficult and can be done in a few simple steps. Here’s a guide on how to do it.
Step 1: Download WordPress
The first step is to download WordPress from the official WordPress website. Make sure to get the latest version. Once you have downloaded the zip file, extract the files and folders to your local computer.
Step 2: Create a Database
To install WordPress, you will need to create a MySQL database. This can be done from your web hosting control panel. Once you have created the database, make sure to note the database name, username, password and hostname.
Step 3: Upload WordPress Files
Now it’s time to upload the WordPress files to your web server. This can be done using an FTP client such as FileZilla. Connect to your web server and upload the WordPress files to the desired location.
Step 4: Configure WordPress
Once the files have been uploaded, it’s time to configure WordPress. Open your web browser and navigate to the location where you uploaded the files. You will be presented with a form to enter the database details you created earlier. Enter the details and click “Submit”.
Step 5: Complete Installation
The next step is to complete the installation. WordPress will now create the database tables and generate an administrative user. Enter the details for the administrative user and click “Install WordPress”.
And that’s it! You should now have a working WordPress installation. Log in to the administrative dashboard to start adding content and customizing your website.
Installing WordPress manually can be a bit intimidating if you are not familiar with web hosting and databases. But with a bit of patience, it can be done in just a few steps.