WordPress is the most famous blogging platform and also a well known content management system. Along with its straightforward process, it also provides ease of installation. In this tutorial, we will provide you step by step instructions on how to install WordPress.
Before you install WordPress, first you will need a domain name and a good web hosting company We highly recommend that you use BlueHost because Bluehost is also an officially recommended hosting provider of WordPress.
Let’s start to install WordPress
1.Download the WordPress installation package
To start the installation process, first you need to download WordPress form it official site https://wordpress.org/
2. Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server
Once the download is complete, extract the archive and upload it to your web hosting account. You can do it by various ways
1)via FTP like FileZilla of CuteFTP software.
2)via CPanel -> file manager
Now, you need to create an MYSQL database and also create a MYSQL user who has the full privilege to access this database, for the detailed description you can follow the blog How to Create MySQL Username and Database. After successful creation of the database, you must write down the database name, database username and password you’ve just created ou will need these credential for further installation process.
4. Go through the installation process
Now it is the time to run the install so Go to the URL where you uploaded WordPress. If it is in the main domain, then you will simply go to yoursite.com. else type the subdomain name preceded with a site name like yoursite.com/subdomain after that you will see a message like that
Just click on the “create a configuration file” you will see a page like this
Click on let’s go button and you will see a new page, enter your database information and click on submit.
After the submission WordPress will now check your settings, If all the information you have entered is correct 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. Please provide a valid email address because it can be used in future in case you forget your password. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button.
Now congrats you have installed WordPress successfully, now you can login with your username and password and access your administrative backend.
Now you have successfully installed WordPress, now the next step is How to install a WordPress theme.