How To Install WordPress

This may be one of the most hectic tasks on the planet for those people who dream of setting up their blog on their own hosting where they can have wordpress set up to manage their work. Well let me assure this to all you guys that it is really not difficult but ya there is a proper technique to do it and it requires not more than a few minutes to set this up WordPress_Search

So lets start the process of installation.

  • First of all download and unzip the WordPress package.
  • Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL . Its easy just go to the dashboard of your web host and you will easily find the place or option to set up a new database and MySQL is also easy seen(I believe Hostgator and Bluehost to be the best webhosts in this case but still its your wish, go ahead with whosoever you feel like.).Just click n Create New Database and MySQL, and thats it.
  • Now go to the place where you have unzipped the wordpress installation package Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php. Just simply find wp-config-sample.php and rename it as you do for other files.
  • Now comes an important step.Here you have to edit the file wp-config.php(you renamed in the previous step). Just open it in any text editor(say notepad) and edit it in the following way.
?php
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’);
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’);
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”);
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);
define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);
define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);
// You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix
$table_prefix  = ‘wp_’;   // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
// Change this to localize WordPress.  A corresponding MO file for the
// chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages.
// For example, install de.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de’
// to enable German language support.
define (‘WPLANG’, ‘fr_FR’);
define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’,false);
/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__).’/’);
require_once(ABSPATH.’wp-settings.php’);
?>
Now just know what you did.The place where it is mentioned ‘wordpress’ simply replace the name of the database from wordpress to the name by which you created the database earlier(If you mad it with the name wordpress then its OK don’t change anything)
Now rename ‘root’ with your username whatever you feel like, Next comes the password just below it and here you have to set your password within the inverted commas(”).
This would be your login name and your password.
Done with this move to the next one which is naming your DB_Host.Rename localhost to the name of your database host.Some of the values are mentioned here and the rest you have to get it from your web host.Professional WordPress (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
Hosting Company DB_HOST Value Guess
1and1 db12345678
AN Hosting localhost
A Small Orange localhost
BlueHost localhost
DreamHost mysql.example.com
GoDaddy h41mysql52.secureserver.net
HostGator localhost
HostICan localhost
ICDSoft localhost:/tmp/mysql5.sock
LaughingSquid localhost
MediaTemple GridServer internal-db.s44441.gridserver.com
one.com localhost
pair Networks dbnnnx.pair.com
Rackspace Cloud mysql50-01.wc1.dfw1.stabletransit.com
Yahoo mysql
Hosts with cPanel localhost
Hosts with Plesk localhost
Hosts with DirectAdmin localhost
Tophost.it sql.your-domain-name.it
  • Done then simply you have to upload all the files in the wordpress package to the desired location on your web server via FTP. If you want it to be as www.youdomain.com then upload it to the directory www in your server.
  • After you have done with your uploading part you have to run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in a web browser(say internet explorer, google chrome).

Go to your login page at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install

COngrats your work done.
WordPress is now installed.

Enjoy nice time blogging.