Installing a fresh copy of WordPress

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WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less that five minutes to complete.

In this article we explain about installing WordPress via FTP.

In this article


Before WordPress installation

There are some points to consider before installing WordPress.

Buying a domain name

There are many different companies (NameCheap, Register, …) which allow you to register domains (http://yourwebsite.com). For WordPress installation, it does not make any difference from which company you buy a domain.

Choosing a good web host

Choosing a good web host is critical for performance and success for your website. Before purchasing a web host, contact the host provider and make sure they support the minimum server requirements for WordPress and Jupiter theme as explain in Checking server requirements article.

Necessary softwares

We need to use some common software in WordPress installation.


Installing WordPress via FTP

We need to first upload the WordPress files to the server via FTP then create database and install it through WordPress installation wizard.

To install WordPress:

1
Download the latest version of WordPress and extract the zip files in your computer.
2
Open FileZille (or your FTP client) and connect to your web host then go to public_html directory and upload all WordPress files and directories to the public_html.
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Note: If you want to install WordPress on your root domain name (like yourwebsite.com), then you need to upload WordPress files to your website’s root directory. Usually this directory is called /public_html/.

If you want to install WordPress in a subfolder (like yourwebsite.com/blog), then upload it in a folder /public_html/blog/

3
Log in your web host control panel (in this example, cPanel) then click on MySQL Databases icon to create a database for WordPress installation.
4
MySQL Databases page, enter a name for your WordPress database then click on Create Database button.
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Go to MySQL Users section of above page and fill out Add New User form then click on Create User button to create a user for the database. 
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Go to Add User To Database section of above page and and select the created database and user then click on Add button. On the next page, select all the checkboxes then click on Make Changes button.
7
In your browser go to your site address (http://yoursite.com). You should be able to see the language selection page if you have done mentioned steps correctly. Choose your language and click on Continue button.
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Click on Let’s go! button on the next page.
9
Enter database and its user information on the next page. For security reasons, change Table Prefix to a random string.
10
Click on Run the install button on the next page.
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Enter your site and admin user information on the next page then click on Install WordPress button.
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Finally, you will be redirected to login page where you can log in your WordPress site.
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