Complete WordPress installation is a very easy task and it takes less than five minutes.
cPanel and cloud hosting has one-click WordPress installation facilities, but you can also install it by uploading files directly into the web server.
System requirements for WordPress installation
- If you are using Windows then you require installing WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
- If you are using Linux then you require installing LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
- If you are using MAC then you require installing MAMP (Macintosh, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
- Or you can also install XAMPP, which is Multi-platform and came with (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, and Perl).
- WordPress is compatible with PHP 5.2+ and MySQL 5.0 +
WordPress is free and an open source platform under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and you can download it directly from WordPress official website. You can also open https://wordpress.org/download/ link directly to download WordPress.
- First, you required extracting downloaded WordPress and upload into your localhost or web server project folder.
- You required to open your web browser and navigate the URL of WordPress folder path (In case of localhost URL will be http://localhost/wordpress_project_folder_name).
- WordPress installation requires empty MySQL database, so you required to create it before.
- WordPress Setup wizard will ask you initial information about the website, which is mentioned below.
Step 1: The WordPress installation setup will ask you about the language preference on the first step.
Step 2: Installation second stage provides info about required information before proceeding.
Step 3: In this installation steps you have to provide MySQL database connection credentials.
Step 4: Installation setup checks database credential authentication and provide your confirmation.
Step 5: This is the final step, where you have to provide site admin information.
Step 6: This is WordPress admin login screen. Enter username and password you have chosen in the previous screen and log in.
that's it, you have successfully installed WordPress.