How to install wordpress – Complete wordpress tutorial
2 Things You Need Before Installing WordPress
Before you installing WordPress, first you will need a domain name and second a good web hosting company.
Most web hosting company provides shared space on a web server for less than $8-$10/monthly. Also many hosting company will install and maintain wordpress for you.
Today, we highly recommend that you use BlueHost. Because they will give you a free domain as you like. And their hosting plan price start only $3.95/monthly. You will be happy and feel secure to hear that BlueHost is also an official recommended hosting company of wordress.
How to Install WordPress using Softaculous
Softaculous is a most popular auto-installer script. Just a few clicks, you can easily install wordpress. The most popular BlueHost company use Softaculous in their control panel.
Now just login to control panel account and look for WordPress icon (see below the image). You will get them under Softaculous apps installer section.
After clicking on wordpress icon you will see an overview of wordpress as like below the image. Now you need to click on the Install tab to continue the install process.
As protocol, you need to choose
And if your site has SSL and HTTPS,
then as protocol you have to select
After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like example.com. In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank. (You will see ‘wp’ in directory filed as default)
Then down a little, you will see the site settings section.
Under this section, first you need to fill a title and description of your site. If you don’t want yet, don’t worry you can easily change them from your wordpress admin area after installation.
Next, you need to choose an admin username, strong password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.
You can change them if you want so that they are easy to remember for you. However, we strongly suggest you to always use a strong password.
Always you will use correct email address in the admin email field. Because wordpress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.
Rest of the options are optional. So you can now click on the install button to run the installer.
Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your wordpress installation.
You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your wordpress admin area.
How to Install WordPress using FTP
Just the five steps to install wordpress.
- Download the latest version of WordPress.
- Upload those files to your web server, using FTP or cpanel file manager.
- Create a MySQL database and user for WordPress.
- Configure WordPress to connect to the database that you created for you wp site.
- Complete the installation and setup your website!
First thing you need to do is download the latest version of WordPress. Unzip the file, and use FTP to upload WordPress files into your web host directory of your choice.
If you want to install WordPress on your root domain name (like example.com), then you need to upload WordPress files to your website’s root directory. Usually this directory is called /public_html/.
On the other hand, If you want to install WordPress in a subfolder (like example.com/myblog), then upload it in a folder /public_html/myblog/.
Once you are done uploading WordPress, go to your hosting control panel to create a database. We are using cPanel web hosting, so you will find icon as like below screenshot.
You will see a field to create a new database. Enter your database name, and click “Create Database”.
Now that you have created your database, MySQL still needs a username
MySQL Databases page in your cPanel account, down a little MySQL Users section. Simply provide a username and password for your new user and click on the ‘Create user’ button.
This new user still does not have access to the database you created earlier. For that you will need to add the user to the database and give them permissions to perform all actions.
On the same MySQL Databases page in your cPanel account, down a little ‘Add User to a Database’ section. Select the database user you created from the dropdown menu next to user, then select database, and click on the add button.
You will be now asked for the privileges you want to allow this user. Select all privileges and click on the Make changes button.
Your MySQL database and user are now ready, and it is time to run the install.
Now go to to the URL where you uploaded WordPress. If it is in the main domain, then enter your domain name in the browser window, like example.com or www. example.com.
You will see the language selection page and can to choose a language and click on the continue button to procced.
Then you will now see some installation instructions. WordPress will need database name, password, and mysql host information. Click on the ‘Let’s go’ button to continue.
Now wordpress will show you a database connection form. You need to enter the database name, user name, password and database host.
Then click on submit button.
Next you will see ‘Run the install’ page. So you have to click on ‘Run the Install’ button to continue.
Now wordpress will create tables in your database and then send you to the next step of the installation.
Then you need to fill some information for wordpress to setup your site. This includes site title, username, password, and admin email address. If you do not want your website to be visible to search engines, then you can check the box next to search engine visibility
Click on the Install wordpress button to continue. WordPress will setup your website and finish the installation.
You will see a success message showing your username. You can now click on the Log in button to sign in to your wordpress site.