Before starting to install WordPress, you need a couple of things:
• A domain name and web hosting
• WordPress software
A domain name and web hosting for Install WordPress
The first step is choosing a domain name (for example www.mydomain.com) and web hosting. There are a lot of sorts of web hosting. In most cases the registration of the domain name is included with the web hosting. If you’re just starting with WordPress, then I advise you to go for cheap shared web hosting. At any time, you’ll be able to move your blog to another web host if you need more power.
WordPress software for Install WordPress
You can download WordPress for free at www.wordpress.org. WordPress is famous for its “5 minutes installation”
Step 1: Upload the WordPress software for Install WordPress
After you downloaded WordPress and unpacked the zip file, you have to upload WordPress through FTP to your web hosting. Normally you don’t have to create an extra folder, unless you want WordPress to be installed in a subfolder.
Step 2: Start the installation for Install WordPress
In your web browser, visit the url where you installed WordPress. In most cases this will be something like http://www.yourdomain.com.
Step 3: Create a configuration file to Install WordPress
In this screen you’ll see next message:
Click the “Create a Configuration File” button.
Step 4: Welcome message for Install WordPress
It’s possible that WordPress can’t create the configuration file. When you experience this problem, search for wp-configsample. php on your web space. Just make a copy of wp-config-sample.php and rename it to wp-config.php. Now try again. The succeeding door is a welcome substance. It also reminds you to the fact that you impoverishment all the information you got from your web Host.
Step 5: Fill In The Database Connection Details to Install WordPress
In the following screen you need to fill in the database connection details:
- Database Name: the name of your database
- User name: the MySQL username
- Password: the MySQL password
- Database Host: by default this is localhost (only change this if you have anoter database server from your web host)
- Table Prefix: by default this is “wp_” but for security reasons it’s better to fill in another table prefix.
Click the “Submit”-button to proceed. If you see this screen, your database connection details are ok:
Click the “Run the install” button to start the installation of WordPress
Step 6: fill in the basic information to Install WordPress
In the following screen you have to fill in some basic information
- Site title: fill in the title of your blog or website.
- Username: choose a username. By default “admin” is filled in but for security reasons I advise you to choose another
- username. This makes it harder for hackers to guess your administrator username.
- Password, twice: fill in a password. For security reasons, pick a strong password that’s not easy to guess!!
- Your E-mail: fill in a valid e-mail.
- Allow my site to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati: select this so your website can be found and indexed by search engines.
Click the “Install WordPress” button after you filled in the needed information. That’s it! Click the “Log In” button to get access to the back office where you can manage WordPress