How to install WordPress?

By | August 28, 2011

WordPress the worlds most used blogging tool used for making millions of websites is famous for its easy usability and wide range of customizations.  WordPress installation is not at all a tedious job it’s very simple and hardly takes any time. Various web hosts are now offering tools for automatic  WordPress installation for their users. Yet if you want to install WordPress manually , we are there to guide you.

How to install WordPress?
Installing WordPress is easy if you do it step by step. There are two ways to install WordPress
1) Automatic One Click Installation.
2) Famous 5 Minute Installation (Manual Installation)

Before we begin with installation process we need to take care of few points.
1) We need to own a domain name (Unique name that can be used to identify your website on internet) and a hosting account (Space on server allocated to you to stores all the information and data of your website and provides internet connectivity to makes your data available on the internet). While selecting a Web Hosting Company for Hosting account we should think about few points those are :
a) The plan we are taking for hosting an account should have secure socket layer support.
b) It should support streaming media.
c) It should allow shell access, FTP access and logs and statistics access, it supports making of sub-domains.

2) Check that your web host and your machine (Computer) must satisfy the minimum requirements to run WordPress.

Let’s Start the Installation Process by Automatic One Click Installation
Step 1:
Login your hosting account and go to Control Panel (CP).

Step 2: Select “One Click Installations” or click on WordPress installation. (Option may differ from host to host so you need to find where in hosting account is it located).

Step 3: On a new page Click on WordPress which is located in the left side Navigation Bar (Under Blogs). Then Click on “Install” which is located in the top Navigation Menu and then customize your WordPress settings according to your choice and click on “Install”.

Now you will have the entire login information at your given email address.
Hurray!!! Your WordPress has been setup.

Let’s Start the Installation Process by Famous 5 Minutes Installation.
Step 1: Download the latest version of WordPress and unzip it at a folder on hard disk of your Computer.

Step 2: Sign up for your hosting account and Check your FTP Account Information.
a) You will get an email titled “Hosting Account Setup” on your given email address.
b) Find your “FTP Account Information” in the email.

Step 3:Now create a MySQL database for WordPress on web server and also a MySQL user having all the privileges to  access and modify the database.
Creating MySQL database
a) Press “Databases”, select MySQL and press “Create Database”.
b) Write description, Select username and password for accessing Database.
c) Press “OK” and wait until your MySQL is setup
d) Select pencil option to “Edit/view details” and save the changes.

Step 4: Change the name of wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.

Step5: Now open wp-config.php file in Text Editor (like notepad) and enter your database details.

// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database */
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘putyourdbnamehere‘);
/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘usernamehere‘);
/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘yourpasswordhere‘);
/** MySQL hostname */
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost‘);

Fill in the following information:
MySQL Database Name
Name of the MYSQL database created by you on web server which can be used by WordPress.
MySQL Database Username
Name of the user you created to access database on web server.
MySQL Database Password
Enter the password which is required to access database.
MySQL Database Host
Enter the hostname of your Database Server
Now find following in your wp-config.php:
define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’); define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’); define(‘LOGGED_IN_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’); define(‘NONCE_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
And Save your wp-config.php file.

Step 6: Now upload the WordPress files on the web server at any location you want.
i) If you wish to add WordPress in root of your domain then upload all the unzipped files of WordPress directory (leaving the directly itself) in  root directory of web server.
ii) If you wish to add WordPress  in a subdirectory at your web site then change the directory name from “WordPress” to the required subdirectory name  and upload it to the root directory of web server.
For example if you wish to add WordPress in subdirectory with the required name as “nay”, you should change the directory named “wordpress” to “nay” and upload it to the root directory of your web server.

Step7: Go to

i)If your WordPress is installed in root directory, go to

ii)If your WordPress is installed in subdirectory called nay. for example,  got to

Congrats!!! You have successfully installed WordPress.