WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management Systems) used around the world. Originally, WordPress was created as a fork of a web blog software in 2003. Since then, WordPress has skyrocketed in popularity and according to a web survey, 34% of all websites on the internet use WordPress as their CMS. This guide will show how to install a WordPress website.
Most, if not all, hosting control panels have a “software installer” or “apps installer.” While there are many software installers, some popular examples including Softaculous, Installatron, and Fantastico, the instructions will be the same or similar across most.
Step 1: Open the software installer.
Step 2: Select WordPress in your software installer.
Step 3: Select the options for your installation.
Here is what the software setup settings mean:
• Recommended: The latest version is usually the best since the latest version has the newest features and latest security patches.
• Unless you have a specific reason, there is no reason to change this.
• Recommended: https is recommended, but unless an SSL certificate is installed, https isn’t an option.
• This setting lets you change the domain you want to install WordPress into.
• This setting lets you choose the directory you want to install to.
• To install WordPress to the root, leave this option blank.
• Site Name
• Name of your site.
• Site Description
• Description of your site.
• Admin Username
• Choose a username for sign-in
• Admin Password
• Choose a password for sign-in
Step 4: After you finish entering all your settings, click “Install”
If the installation was successful, you should see a confirmation page showing your new WordPress site URL and login URL.
For special circumstances, such as your control panel not having a software installer, or when there are issues with automatic installation, manually installing WordPress may become necessary.
Step 1: Download and unpack the WordPress file from the wordpress.org website.
Step 2: Create a database on your website, as well as a MySQL user account.
Step 3: Upload the unpacked files to the location where you want to install your WordPress website.
Step 4: Run the installation script by going to the URL where WordPress was installed.