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 :-
I am using Filezilla to show you how to install WordPress manually using FTP.
Are you ready ? Let’s start!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulation! you just installed wordpress. Now login to your dashboard and start writing your blog.