Installing WordPress on your Webserver

Installing WordPress on your Webserver
Installing WordPress on your Webserver

Installing WordPress

1. Download the WordPress package from here.

2. Create a database and user.

I use PHPadmin to administer my MYSQL databases.

3. Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then edit the file.

You need to edit the italicized database settings below:

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘databasename‘);

/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘databaseusername‘);

/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘databasepassword‘);

You need to go to and copy and replace the 8 lines of text in your wp-config.php file.

For example purposes only:
define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘#{. C`UN|)6_=1^h>JjQ?ca+Lw@tcBQ+Zfjg|loq[C?DBTs%}^,L<gY<+qM+J3kt’);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘X[=iKOtB@YU8TbT?3UJdfhHw)2uw|A|HOX==m%6X+//9^iUe$9%DXR42:]~7x=[+’);
define(‘LOGGED_IN_KEY’, ‘kWQ|(ZVpCaifAOEoS|E#(Bf)P}CWZ=lxAF|6A(S5):d# q|%4C*H|+y?F _B+EA-‘);
define(‘NONCE_KEY’, ‘N,V~=-qBk]Jg|+Ch|x:@-!nC>!=+&?!U4CJkm^f5HG)[Q/]-sM6})<dH;qiFElJO’);
define(‘AUTH_SALT’, ‘b/|ufGg2.zmRru 0[M`%AM8eu!%y6%)obkn*rNLKNFoN;[}=mwcU}L};t.`!U3:s’);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_SALT’, ‘*RcU,<Rk3meDC%wz:-yc8~J6Gm*[^q~9 ~;A*x<-)12,a4;|xG]-{.lE>+`[|S}X’);
define(‘LOGGED_IN_SALT’, ‘-_;E]q<ca HFFHQf+7qI.pC0ri$hvd5!K;3j>|nu |}*.F<j;xw:Qhf=!:8Vtj`=’);
define(‘NONCE_SALT’, ’97J![-g^w/w%DKL 508NGRfi76I+VoI]G1H+3BXk 9347{Q`H$57!fvx1NC|wwei’);

4. Upload the WordPress files to your desired directory on the Webserver.

5. Run the installation script by going to your website.

More information

WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools (e.g. Fantastico) to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, the following guide will help. Now with Automatic Upgrade, upgrading is even easier.

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