How to Install WordPress Manually

Install WordPress Manually

Download the WordPress installation package

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

How to 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 or cpanel. For detailed information on how to upload files via FTP

How to Create a MySQL Database for WordPress

Now, you need to create a MySQL database and assign a MySQL user to it with full permissions. For detailed instructions on how to do that, you can 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.

WordPress 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://domainname.com in your preferred browser.

The first thing you will see is a window, in which you must choose the desired WordPress language from a predefined list of languages. Once you choose the preferred language, click Continue.

On the next page you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Since we already have this information, simply press the Let’s Go! button.

Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Submit button.

On the next page you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. Make sure that you use a strong password so that your administrator account is secure. Also bear in mind, that you should specify a real email address. It can be later used in case you forget your password. In addition, you can specify whether you’d want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button.

Your new WordPress application is now installed. You can use the Log In button to access your administrative backend and start posting in your new site.

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