How to Install WordPress to Your Server Manually – Step by Step Installation

  1. Check that you and your web host has met the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  2. Download the latest version of WordPress here: http://wordpress.org/download/. It is recommended that you download the zip file.
    Download WordPress
  3. Unzip/extract the zip file.
  4. Go to your cPanel. The address to your cPanel should look like this: http://www.greatbloggingtips.com/cpanel (replace my domain name with yours)
  5. Create a MySQL database and a user who has all the privileges for WordPress on your web server.
    Add Database
    Add Database

    Add database
    Create Database

    Create User
    Create User

    Add User into Database
    Add User to Database

    Grant All Privileges to User
    Grant All Privileges to User

  6. Open your wordpress folder and rename the wp-config-sample.php folder to wp-config.php
  7. Open wp-config.php and fill in the details of the database created earlier.
  8. define('DB_NAME', 'putyourdbnamehere'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'usernamehere'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'yourpasswordhere'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

  9. Upload the WordPress files into the desired location of your web server.
  10. If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://www.greatbloggingtips.com), upload all the content in the wordpress folder to the root directory of your web server (e.g. public_html)

    If you want to integrate WordPress into a subdirectory of your domain (e.g. http://www.greatbloggingtips.com/blog), rename the wordpress folder to “blog” and upload it to the root directory of your web server (e.g. public_html)

  11. To run the WordPress installation script, go to http://greatbloggingtips.com/wp-admin/install.php if you installed WordPress in the root directory or http://greatbloggingtips.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php if you installed WordPress in a subdirectory called “blog”.
  12. A username and password will be generated and you will be using them to login into your WordPress account in the future.

…and you’re done!

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