Installing WordPress these days is really easy. WordPress powers 25% of the Web today, so most hosting companies provide 1 click install for WordPress. You can go with it, if you are having trouble with this method, this article will cover the steps needed to install WordPress manually. In this tutorial we’re using cPanel to install WordPress.
Things Required for Manual Installation-
- WordPress Software – Download the latest version from official download page official download page.
- cPanel access to create a database and also for installing WordPress.
- Patience and Dedication to learn something New!
Starting with the Installation-
First we need to create a MySQL Database using MySQL Database Wizard. Login to cPanel and then scroll below to Databases Section.
Now give a name to your database. In this tutorial I name my database as abhinav_test.site+trickspit.com -> You can use any name which you like. After that click on Next Step.
Now you need to give a username and password to your newly created database. My suggestion, use password generator there to create a strong and complex password. Again Database name is totally your choice, you can use any name you want.
Kindly Note Down the Database Name, Database Username & Database User Pass. You will need it later for the Installation!
Once you click on Create user, next step is to give privilege to the users. On the next page, click on all privileges to newly created user and click on next step.
You did it! Now let’s move to next step, ie., Installing WordPress.
Installing WordPress via cPanel
I assume that you’ve downloaded the Wordpress Installation files. Now Navigate to the public_html directory and upload the files there. In this tutorial, I’m uploading to public_html/testsite because I’m installing WordPress on a sub-domain. In my case WordPress will be installed in testsite.trickspit.com.
After Uploading the file, Extract it to public_html. After Extracting it you will get a folder WordPress, open that folder select all the files from there and move them to public_html and later delete the folder WordPress. If you leave the files in that folder then WordPress will be installed in wordpress.yourdomain.com.
We’re almost done, now you need to configure the installation. You can do this directly by editing wp-config.php file or else Execute WordPress Manual Install Script. I will recommend not to edit wp-config.php file and go with the second method which is more safe!
Goto yourdomain.com and it will redirect you to installation page. First you need to select your language then type in Database Name, Username & User Password. Remember..? We created a MySQL Database and assigned a user to it. You’ve to enter those details.
Table Prefix, in this case, is totally your wish, the default is wp_ but I recommend you to change it to something else which is hard to guess. Add little extra work for the Hackers, let’em find your Table Prefix.
After clicking on Submit button you will be redirected to another page saying Run the Install, if you’re getting an error then check your Database Name and other details again!
Now click on Run the Install and then fill in the required information. Here you select the Username and Password with which you will be able to access your Admin Dashboard, so I recommend using a Strong Username and Password Combination
Pro tip: Use a Strong Password & Store it in a Safe Location.
You did it! We’ve Completed with the WordPress Installation. Now you can log in to your Dashboard with your New Username and Password! To login go to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ where you will have to replace yourdomain by the name of your domain.
You’ve successfully completed the installation. Now it’s time to explore the world of WordPress, I am sure you will have a wonderful experience with WordPress. Wait there’s more, Read this Article- How to Password Protect WordPress Admin (wp-admin) Directory