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How To Install A WordPress Site

In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. Follow these guidelines if you want to perform a new, manual installation of the latest WordPress version.

Download the WordPress installation package

To start the installation process, first you need to download WordPress from it’s official download page. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of WordPress.

Once you click on the Download button for the latest WordPress version, the installation package will be saved to your hard disk. Locate the installation package that you’ve just downloaded and extract it to a new folder.

Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server

Now, you need to upload the extracted files and folders to your web server. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via FTP. For detailed information on how to upload files via FTP, please check our FTP Tutorial.

Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use

Now, you need to create a MySQL database and assign a user to it with full permissions. For detailed instructions on how to do that, please follow the steps described in our tutorial on How to Create MySQL Username and Database. Once you create your MySQL Database and User, make sure you write down the database name, database username and password you’ve just created. You will need those for the installation process.

Go through the installation process

Now it’s time to navigate to your website to start with the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress in your public_html directory you’ll need to go to http://yourdomain.com in your preferred browser. The first thing you will notice is a message, telling you that you don’t have a wp-config.php file and you should create one. Just click on the Create a Configuration File button to proceed.