How to Install WordPress on your server? I think most of us already know WordPress is the best platform for blogging and content management system (CMS). Most of the bloggers in this world have created seven and eight figures per year using this platform. This is very amazing!
Do you want to be one of them?
So, let’s learn first how to create your WordPress site!
Before you learn how to install wordpress, you must know what you must prepare for it.
Stuff To Do Before Install WordPress
First of all, you must get domain and hosting.
What is domain? What is hosting?
- Domain – Your address for website. Ex: www.yourdomain.com
- Hosting – Your server to save all files and databases of your site
Where must you get it?
I recommend you to get domain dan hosting from this company:
All of these company I have tried it. All of them are the best provider hosting in the world. But now, I just use FastComet because only this hosting gives me a suitable environment hosting for my websites needed.
Let’s start how to install WordPress and start make money from your blog.
How to Install WordPress (Two Easy Methods)
Here I will show you two methods of how you can install WordPress by your side. The first method is using Softaculous on your cPanel and the second method is manual installation.
Why you should know both methods?
Sometimes, when you get your hosting, by default your hosting not provided softaculous because softaculous is not free. That why before you get hosting make sure they have provided this feature. For WPBeginner I always recommend choosing hosting have softaculous features.
If you have this feature, I recommend you to install WordPress via softculous because your time is important.
This is how to install wordpress using softaculous.
Install WordPress Using Softaculous
So, if you have Softaculous in your cPanel, just use this method because it more easy than other method.
On section Softaculous Apps Installer, find WordPress app on your cPanel.
Now, here you need to fill all requirements for installation. To make this tutorial easier, I will separate it part by part so you can follow it.
On the Software Setup part, you need to choose the WordPress version. Which version you want to install it but I recommend choosing the latest one.
Then you need to choose the protocol for your website whether you want to put http, https, www or not. This is not give any negative impact on the SEO of your website. But I recommend you choose “https://www” because this URL protocol looks more neutral and now Google more concerned about the website has SSL (https).
In directory is your choice. If you want to install a subdirectory, you can put any name here. For example, www.yourdomain.com/folder1 where is folder1 is your subdirectory. If not, just leave blank here.
On site settings part, you need to give name and description for your site. If you need to install WordPress Multisite Network, just enable by clicking it.
On Admin account part, you need to put username and password for log in into your WordPress site. Then put your email.
On Choose language, just select your preferred language.
This is just option. You can enable it if you want.
On this part for WPAdvance user not for WPBeginner. Only edit what you know about it. For example, you can edit your database name and table prefix but if you do not know about it, just leave it by default.
Here you can choose dozens of WordPress themes, but if you have another nice theme, you can install it later. Usually, I just leave this part by default.
Finally, when you statisfy with your settings, click install button to finish your installation. Please make sure all correct.
If your installation successful, you will direct to this page.
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Install WordPress Manually
This method I just recommend if you do not have softaculous features in your hosting or cPanel. So, this is the only method you can do. Do not worry because it is easy as ABC.
Before that, make sure you have created a new database for WordPress. Please refer to our guide on how to create a new database. Save this database info because you will use it on the step below.
download WordPress file from WordPress official site. Save the file at an easy place to reach.First, please
So here I choose cPanel to upload WordPress file into the server. If you do not know how to log in cPanel, then please refer to our guide on how to log in cPanel.
After logging cPanel go to Files section, File manager » public_html » folder website domain.
Then, upload the WordPress file which is you have downloaded just now.
To upload it, just click upload on menu.
Then Select File to start uploading and when finishing it click Go Back link
Back to the folder of your main domain and you will see the WordPress file in .zip format. What you should do now is select the file and extract it. Now all files and folders of WordPress already on your server.
Go to your browser (ex: Google, Mozilla or Opera) and type url structure like this;
First thing you see on installer page, you need to choose your preference language.
Here, you need to put your database. Earlier, I have told you to create a new database first because you will use it here.
Refer above how you can create database on cPanel.
Usually what you need to here is put Database Name, Username and Password. For Database Host and Table Prefix just leave default.
After you fill the info of your database, click the Submit button.
Then, click Run the installation button.
Then you will redirect to configuration page for your site.
Here you need to write your site title, username, password and email. After that, just click on Install WordPress button.
If your installation success, you will receive the message like above and click log in button to log in into your site for the first time.
Next what you must do is, delete install folder.
Now, you have learned how to install wordpress by yourself without hiring someone to do it. Next, you must be setting the basic things in WordPress like permalinks and others. It looks simple, but it is critical setting in wordpress.
I will show you how to do it in next tutorials.
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