In this article, I will explain step by step methods to install WordPress.
Before jumping to install, let me briefly introduce WordPress. for the help of beginners, mostly non-coders.
WordPress is a open source content management system or CMS. It is based on PHP and MySQL. It was first released in 2003 and since then, it has become the most popular website platform in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet.
WordPress is known for its ease of use and versatility, allowing users to create a wide range of websites, from personal blogs to large e-commerce sites, without needing to have any technical expertise. It provides a user-friendly interface for creating and managing website content, as well as a large repository of plugins and themes to extend its functionality and customize the look and feel of a site.
Additionally, WordPress is highly customizable and flexible, making it an ideal choice for both novice and advanced users. With its vast community of users, developers, and contributors, WordPress is constantly evolving and improving, offering users the latest in website design and technology.
How to install WordPress?
There are several ways to install WordPress, four of the methods are very popularly used. I will discuss all the four methods with their step-by-step process to install.
Method 1: using Web hosting service
Many web hosting companies offer WordPress installation as part of their bouquet. This is the easiest and quickest way to get started with WordPress. Also it is one-click installation method of WordPress.
With this method, you simply sign up for a web hosting account, select WordPress as the platform you want to use, and follow the installation wizard to complete the setup process. e.g. Hostinger, Godaddy etc.
Method 2: Manual Installation
If you want to install WordPress manually, you need to download the WordPress software and upload it to your web server using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client. Ex – FileZilla. You will also need to create a database for WordPress and configure the settings in the wp-config.php file.
Here is a step-by-step guide for manual installation of WordPress:
Download the WordPress software from the official website. Ensure you download only the latest version.
Unzip the downloaded file and extract the contents into a new folder in your computer.
Connect to your web server using an FTP client and upload the WordPress files to the root directory of your website.
Create a database for WordPress through your web hosting control panel.
Open your web browser and access the WordPress installation script by navigating to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php.
Follow the installation wizard to enter your database information and complete the setup process.
Configure your WordPress site by choosing a theme, adding plugins, and customizing your settings.
It is recommended to use a secure and reliable web hosting service for your WordPress website. This is to ensure maximum security, fast performance and full reliability. This article is first one of 2 articles’ series. In this article, I discussed first 2 installation methods. In next article, I will discuss step-by step approach for other 2 methods of WordPress installation. Stay Tuned !
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