Install WordPress Manually via FTP.
One of the reasons why WordPress is a popular platform for building and managing websites, is it’s simplicity to understand and use. This goes all the way to its installation which WordPress boasts by calling it the ‘famous 5 minute install’.
Whilst we can’t say that it’ll take exactly 5 minutes or no more than 5 minutes, it is certainly rather effortless to install.
If you’re using cPanel you can simply use an easy installer to get WordPress up and running.
For whatever reason you wish to install WordPress manually, this guide shows you how via FTP.
The guide also assumes the following,
- You are using cPanel
- You know how to use FTP
- You have pointed your domain to your server IP
Download WordPress from WordPress.org – it’s free to download and use.
Once you done this, unzip the files on your computer.
Upload files via FTP
Open up your FTP client and Log in.
You should see a file structure like this.
Upload the WordPress files into the public_html folder. On FileZilla, you can simply drag and drop these files in.
It should look something like this once completed,
Create a Database for your website
You need to create a database for your WordPress installation to work.
Go into cPanel and navigate to the Databases section and click MySQL Databases
Create a new database by giving it a name.
Click Create Database
Scroll down and create MySQL Users
Choose a username, set a password and click Create User
Scroll down to assign this User to the Database
Select the user and the database and press ADD
On the next screen, SELECT ALL PRIVILEGES for the account
You have now created the database we need for the WordPress install.
Complete WordPress Set up
Open up a browser and type the URL of your website. If you followed the steps correctly, you should be welcomed with a page like this.
The next screen simply tells you that you need your database details ready.
Hit, Let’s go!
And you’ll be taken to the screen to enter those database details we’ve just set up.
The rest is rather straightforward. Follow the on screen prompts to complete the set up.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed WordPress.