How to install WordPress manually using FTP

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a fast and simple way to transfer files from one computer to another over the internet. . WordPress can be easily installed in your hosting at no additional cost. There are two way to install wordpress. First one is manually via FTP and second one is from your cPanel.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install wordpress manually using FTP . You can also check how to install wordpress from your cPanel.

There are many FTP clients are available and some of them are :-

Filezilla (All Platform)
FireFTP (All Platform)
Cyberduck (Mac Only)
WinSCP (Windows Only)

I am using Filezilla to show you how to install WordPress manually using FTP.

Are you ready ? Let’s start!

Step 1:

First of all go to http://wordpress.org/download/ and click on Download WordPress button as showed in image below to download latest version of WordPress to your computer. After your download completed, please unzip the zip folder and move to step 2.

Download-WordPress

Step 2:

Now open Filezilla and enter host name, username, password and click on Quickconnect button to login. Now go to that place where you want to install wordpress. If you want to install wordpress on root then go to /public_html/ and transfer all wordpress files that you downloaded earlier, from your computer to server by draging the files from left panel to right panel and your installation will start. You can also install WordPress any other folder too. If you want to show your WordPress blog in www.markupworld.com/blog, then you should install all WordPress files into ?public_html/blog/ via your FTP client.

transfer-wp-files

Step 3:

After all files are succesfully transferred to you server, go to your browser and enter your domain name where you trasfered all WordPress files (example :- www.markupworld.com). You will see a message that says “There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.” alongwith a button to “Create a Configuration File”. Click on this button and it will bring you to next step.

WordPress-Error

Step 4:

At this step, you will see a welcome message on screen and all those things that you will need at next stage. You need to create a database using your Cpanel. Fist login to your cPanel and go to phpMyAdmin and create a new database for your WordPress blog / website.

create-new-database

Step 5:

Now click on “Let’s Go!” button and it will bring you to next page where you need to enter your WordPress website details like Database Name, User Name, Password, Database Host and Table Prefix. At right side of each field there is a little descrition available that will help you to understand what WordPress want you to fill in those form field.

WordPress-Setup-field

Step 6:

Now fill out the installation form. You need to provide a title for your website, choose an admin username and password, and provide admin email address. Finally press the Install WordPress button.

WordPress-Installation

Conclusion:

Congratulation! you just installed wordpress. Now login to your dashboard and start writing your blog.

How to install WordPress using cPanel

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms around the world. WordPress can be easily installed in your hosting at no additional cost. There are two way to install wordpress. First one is from your cPanel and second one is manually via FTP.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install wordpress from your cPanel. You can also check how to install wordpress manually via FTP.

Are you ready ? Let’s start!

Step 1:

First step for this tutorial is to login into your cPanel.

login-cPanel

Step 2:

After you login into your cPanel, scroll down to software section and click on WORDPRESS link.

click-to-wordPress-link

Step 3:

Now you will bring to WordPress details page where all details of WordPress available alongwith “INSTALL” button. Now click on install button to proceed to next step.

click-to-install

Step 4:

In this step you have to fill all details about your new wordpress website. Like Domain, Directory, Database Name, Sitename, Username, Password and all other info about your site.

WordPress give you username “ADMIN” by default but you can change them and its recommended to use another username than Admin. Also use a secure password for your wordpress website.

After you entered all details about your website, please click on “INSTALL” button at bottom.

fill-form

After WordPress is finished installing, you should see a “Congratulations!” with a link of your website. Click that link, and it will bring you to your newly installed WordPress blog!

Step 5:

Now you can go to your admin page and begin working on your website.

markupworld-LogIn

If this is your first time using WordPress, please check out how to create a blog/website in wordpress for detailed information.

Conclusion

you just installed wordpress for your blog / website from your cPanel without any extra charge. You can also install wordrpress manually using FTP.