How To Manually Install WordPress To Your Website

How To Manually Install WordPress To Your Website

Although most web hosting services offer scripts that install WordPress automatically, manual installation of WordPress is slightly complicated. Before you embark on the installation process, you should do the following: Check to see if your web hosting services have the minimum WordPress installation requirement. Make sure you possess WordPress latest release. In addition, you need to have either an FTP or shell access to the web server, FTP client, a web browser and a text editor Below is a step by step procedure for manually installing WordPress on your website. First, you need to create a MySQL database for the WordPress in the server.

The procedure for the setting up of the database may defer depending on the interface used by your web hosting company. You can use the MySQL wizard which is found in the cPanel.To do that: Login to dashboard, scroll to database section, click MySQL database wizard, enter your database name then click the next-step button. Finally, create a user profile by entering a username and a password on the username and password boxes respectively.

When you choose to use the password generator, you should note the password because you will need in later for logging in. At this point, if you have not yet extracted you WordPress file you should do so, then upload the extracted file to the web hosting account. The common file upload procedure is as follows: go to the cPanel, file manager then upload files. Next, run the installation script, click the ‘let’s go button’.

At this point word press will require you to enter your database details, that is, database name, database username, password and the host. Enter these details and click ‘Enter’ You will be asked to enter the website title and you administrative username. You can also specify whether search engines can index your site. It is important that you enter your real email because it can be useful later especially when you forget your password. Once you have entered the entered the required details click the ‘install WordPress’ button.