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In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account.

You’re going to make sure you have purchased a domain name and a hosting. Find a first email from your hosting company that contains FTP information.

Follow these steps to install WordPress manually:

 

Step 1: Download the WordPress installation package

To start the installation process first you need to download WordPress from it's official download page. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of WordPress.

 

Once you click on the Download button for the latest WordPress version, the installation package will be saved to your hard disk. Locate the installation package that you've just downloaded and extract it to a new folder.

 

Step 2: Upload the WordPress files to your localhost (WAMP)

Now, you need to upload the extracted files and folders to your local server.

 

Step 3: Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use

Now, you need to create a MySQL database and assign a user to it with full permissions. Create a database by phpmyadmin on your localhost. Once you create your MySQL Database and User, make sure you write down the database name, database username and password you've just created. You will need those for the installation process.

 

Step 4: Go through the installation process

 

Open a new tab in your browser and go to the installation page. You will find it at the following URL:

http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php

Be sure to replace example.com in the example above with your actual domain name. You should now see a welcome page that says “Welcome to the famous five minute WordPress installation process!”

On this page you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Since we already have this information, simply press the Go! button.

 

Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Sumbit button.

 

WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary  information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Install button to proceed.

 

On the next screen you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and  the title of your new site. In addition, you can specify whether you'd want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button. Bear in mind, however, that you should specify a real email address. It can be later used in case you forget your  password.

 

Success! WordPress has been installed.

Your new WordPress application is installed. You can use the Login in button to access your administrative backend and start posting in your new site.

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