In this article, I’ll tell you how to install WordPress. In this regard, I remind you that WordPress exists in two versions : one entirely web based , which allows you to create your website online (with a series of very limited configuration options), and another downloadable , consisting of software that needs hosting and domain. So if we talk about installing WordPress we refer to this second version. Specifically, we will deal with remote and not local installation.
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Are you ready? Let’s find out how to install WordPress!
How to install WordPress: manual installation
- Download and unzip the WordPress package from https://it.wordpress.org/ ;
- Create a database on your web server , and a MySQL user who has all permissions to access and modify it. To do this, log in to the cpanel, go to the section dedicated to databases: create the database and the user and make sure to associate each other [nb: some hosting providers, such as Aruba, already provide 5 databases in some plans a user with relative password. In others, for example, Siteground , you will have to create both the database and the user with password]
- You need to upload the WordPress files via FTP to the server. To do this, download the latest version of FileZilla , open the program and in the Site Manager (icon at the top left) add the new web project. These are the data:
- Host: [provided to you by the hosting provider]
- Protocol: FTP
- Encryption: Use insecure FTP only
- Access type: Normal
- User: [cpanel username]
- Password: [the cpanel password]
- Upload the files to the desired folder ( public_html or a subfolder of public_html), rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php (right-click on the file and choose “Rename”) ;
- Edit the contents of the wp-config.php file. Right-click on the file, select “View / Edit”. In the text editor , modify the data of the fields DB_NAME, DB_USER and DB_PASSWORD with that of the database generated through MySQL. In the DB_HOST field, if you do not have specific indications of the hosting provider, leave “localhost”;
- To increase the security of your site, change the so-called security keys : in correspondence with the values AUTH_KEY, SECURE_AUTH_KEY, LOGGED_IN_KEY, NONCE_KEY, AUTH_SALT, SECURE_AUTH_SALT, LOGGED_IN_SALT and NONCE_SALT enter the values automatically generated at this https address: // org / secret-key / 1.1 / salt / ;
- Save the changes to the wp-config.php file;
- Launch the WordPress installation script by visiting the wp-admin / install.php page on your browser.
- If you have installed WordPress in the root folder you should visit: http: //domain/wp-admin/install.php;
- If you have installed WordPress in a subfolder called blog, for example, you should visit: http: //domain/blog/wp-admin/install.php.
- Complete the procedure by following the instructions
Some hosting providers (for example, Aruba and Siteground ) offer their users specific plans for WordPress or applications that can install without having to download files and reload them via ftp. If you are not very practical, the advice is to opt for this solution.
Log in to the control panel
During the installation of WordPress, remember to write down your login details (username and password), you will need them to access the WordPress control panel. If you have trouble logging in, read my guide!
Well that’s it! I hope this guide was useful to you. If you need help, please leave a comment. If you liked the article, vote!