WordPress is a free and open source content management tool based on PHP and MySQL. The first version of WordPress was created on 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. WordPress was created for blogs, but now its suitable for all kinds of websites. In fact, now it controls over 30 percent of all sites on the internet.
WordPress is an open source platform so anyone is free to download the software and build the website easily. Most of the hosting companies are providing a one-click WordPress installation tool, but not every hosting companies offers this feature, the clients are using manual WordPress installation. This tutorial helps the users to install WordPress manually without using any application tool.
Follow the below steps to install WordPress manually:
Step 1: Download WordPress from its official website and the user can choose the versions as your wish.
URL to download the file: https://wordpress.org/download/
Step 2: Login to your web hosting cPanel account.
Step 5: A new tab will appear in the browser and you can choose the WordPress installation file from your local computer. Once the WordPress file upload process gets completed go back to the public_html directory.
Step 9: Open the folder, Select all, right-click and choose the move option.
Now, the WordPress files are uploaded successfully in cPanel. The next step is to configure the database.
Create a Database and a user
A WordPress website runs a MySQL database, so need to create a new database and its user. Follow the below steps to create a new database and a user for it.
Step 1: Go back to your cPanel and navigate to the section Databases. Then click the option ‘MySQL Databases’.
Connect the database through the wp-config.php file
Step 1: This is the important step in which most of the people forget to configure the database, so you require to edit the wp-config.php file.
Now you can run your website’s URL on the browser and you can see WordPress default page. We hope that this tutorial will help you to install WordPress manually. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.