WordPress is a free, open-source software that is known to be versatile and effortless to install. If you’re here to know how to install WordPress, keep reading. However, this guide is for installing WordPress on a shared hosting and local machine (Windows and Mac). To Install WordPress on VPS, refer to this article.
With that being said, let’s get started!
- How to Install WordPress with Auto Installer
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How to Install WordPress with Auto Installer
Setting up WordPress on is a quick and easy process thanks to its one-click installer:
- Log in to your hPanel and locate the Auto Installer under the Website section.
- Click on the WordPress icon, fill in the required fields, and click Install.
That’s it! You can now log in to the administrator dashboard by selecting WordPress on the Actions field under the List of Installed Applications and begin creating your website.
How to Install WordPress Manually
If the automatic WordPress installer can’t seem to be working, or that it’s not available in your hosting, you can install WordPress manually:
Preparing the WordPress Installation
Before we begin the installation process, let’s set a few things first:
- Download and extract the latest version of WordPress.
- Upload the extracted files to your hosting account by using the File Manager or an FTP Clientlike FileZilla.
- Then, log in to your hPanel and go to MySQL Databases under the Databases section. After filling in the required fields, press Create.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to copy the MySQL credentials complete with the alphanumerical strings–you will need them later.
Now that we got the preparation stage covered, we can proceed with the installation wizard. Access your domain name to open the setup page.
The WordPress 5-minute installation wizard has five steps in total:
- Select your language and press Continue.
- WordPress will ask to collect the MySQL details. Since you already have them, press Let’s go!
- Enter the MySQL database credentials. You may leave the Database Host and the Table Prefix fields as they are. Only change the latter if you wish to run multiple installations inside one database. Click Submit.
- WordPress will check whether it’s possible to connect to the MySQL database you have created. If there are no errors, select Run the installation.
- Fill the website and the administrator’s information. Install WordPress to finalize the process.
You can now press the Login button to access the WordPress admin area.