Before installing WordPress, the first thing you need to do is to get yourself a domain name.
As a precaution before you start with Word press just check and make sure that your Web Host fulfills the necessary conditions by supporting PHP scripts and MySQL.
Don't worry too much about it though as most Commercial Web Hosts do. Just take that precautionary step. These two WordPress pages will help you with a list of their requirements.
Hosting WordPress and the official requirement page.
Sign up for web hosting, and choose a domain name (i.e. something.com).
Use WordPress to create your blog.
WordPress can be automatically installed by many Web Host Providers who now offer tools to do this for you.
Navigate to WordPress @ Installatron and choose the "Install this application" option.
Enter your hosting account's FTP and MySQL database information. For increased security, create a separate FTP account and MySQL database for your WordPress installation. Once this information is entered, click "Install".
That's it! You will be redirect to a progress page where you can watch as WordPress is installed within a few seconds to your website.
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If you do not have the Fantastico auto installer on your account or just choose not to use it, you have the option to install WordPress manually.
Please, follow the step-by-step guide below in order to activate Wordpress on your hosting account:
How to install Wordpress manually.
Step 1: Download the installation
archive from the WordPress download section by clicking on
"Download.zip" or "Download.tar.gz". This way you will get the latest
stable release of the WordPress application.
Step 2: Upload it to the public_html folder of your hosting account. You can do that via FTP with a client like Filezilla or via cPanel -> File Manager -> Upload file(s). This way, after the installation is completed, the WordPress blog will appear once you visit your website.
Another option is to create a subfolder in your hosting account and upload the archive in it. The WordPress installation will be accessible at:
Step 3: When you are in cPanel -> File Manager, navigate to the uploaded file and extract it by clicking on "Extract". The other option is to extract the file on your computer and then to upload the content in the desired folder via FTP.
Step 4: Once the files are extracted in the desired folder, you should create a MySQL database for WordPress. You can do that from cPanel -> MySQL Databases. Detailed instructions how to do so can be found in our MySQL tutorial.
Step 5: Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and edit it. Fill in your database connection details in the following lines: define('DB_NAME', ''); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', ''); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
Please note that you should type the full name of the database and the MySQL user.
Let's assume that your cPanel username is "mynewsit" and your domain name is mynewsite.com. If the name of your database is "wpress", the user is "wpuser" and the password for the MySQL user is "0la;mip" you should update the lines in the wp-config.php file to:
You can also change the default database prefix in order to secure your WordPress installation.
Step 6: Open in your browser:
This should set up the tables needed for your blog. If there is an error, double check your wp-config.php file, and try again.
Step 7: The installing WordPress procedure is finished. You can save the administrative username and the password. You will need them to access the WordPress installation admin backend in the future.
It will appear on your page as: