Installing Wordpress Step-by-Step WordPress is popular for any beginner can install it with ease. It involves a very simple process and we will be discussing the steps on how to install Wordpress on your own server, supposer you already have your own domain name and web hosting account: 1. Obtain a copy of the software. You can download this software from the Wordpress website. Go to the site, click the download tab and from there, you will see the link “DOWNLOAD.ZIP.” Click on it, and save it on your computer. Once the program is downloaded, you‟ll have to unzip and extract the files into a new folder in your pc. 2. Create an FTP Program. FTP means File Transfer Protocol that allows you to copy files from the computer towards your web hosting account. There are numerous FTP programs obtainable from the internet and some of them are free. One example of free FTP program is Filezilla. After you have created an FTP program, you need to get your FTP Access Information such as the domain name, username and password. These data's are needed to gain access and upload files to your web host. 3. Integrate your MySQL Database with your web host. You can find the link to install a MySQL database within the web hosting user interface. As soon as the database has been established, take note of the name, password, username and the hostname of the database. Normally, the hostname is the local host but to be sure; verify it with your web host to be sure. Key this information in the Config File. Key in the database name in „putyourdbnamehere.‟ Do the same for the DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD and DB_HOST. If you‟re finished, save the file as wp- config.php instead of wp-config-sample. 4. Upload the complete program from your computer to the host‟s server. At this stage, you have to determine where you will position the program; you place it either in the root directory or in the sub-directory of the host server. Once you made up your mind up where to place the file, upload the entire files including the directories in the WordPress folder that you unzipped earlier into your desktop. 5. After you have installed the WordPress in the directory of your server, you may now open the internet browser and key in your domain name. In case you set up WordPress in the root- directory, key in http://www.mydomain.com/wp-admin/install.php but change mydomain.com with your website name. In case you set up WordPress in the sub-directory, key in http://www.mydomain.com/subdirectory/wp-admin/install.php but change mydomain.com with your website name and subdirectory with the name of the sub-directory you created. Once you enter the URL, WordPress will do the rest. Just go through the directions, and you‟ll be done. RESOURCE BOX: After installing Wordpress and working your way through creating your website, promote your business website online with this step-by-step guide, SEO and Social Media Marketing Guide.
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