Install WordPress Manually

Install WordPress Manually

The following Knowledge Base Article is designed to show you how to install WordPress on your shared hosting account.

Please note: Your hosting plan must support PHP & MySQL.

Tools You Will Need

The following is a list of programs that you will need in order to setup WordPress on your hosting account:
  • An FTP client to upload files to your hosting account.
  • A text editor to change several lines of code.

Database Setup

First you will need to create a MySQL database using one of the following methods:

KB 1734

KB 1712

Please Note:
For more specific assistance please see KB 1123

First you will need to log into WebControlCenter.  For assistance please use KB 1088.

On the Menu options, go to Database > MySQL > MySQL Admin

Click "Add."

Enter in a database name, username, password, then click "save."

Take note of your MySQL server name as you will need it in future steps.

Download WordPress

Download the latest version of WordPress

WordPress Setup

Once downloaded, open the file "wp-config-sample.php" with your text editor.  Then enter in your MySQL database information, which includes your database name, username, password, and your DB_Host (which is your MySQL server name).

Save the file as "wp-config.php"

Download WordPress

Next you will need to upload the entire WordPress folder to your site via your FTP program.  You can either upload the entire contents of the folder into the root of your site, or into a subdirectory.  Depending on your internet connection this may take some time.

Once the upload is complete go to http://www.your-domain/your-blog-directory/wp-admin/install.php (note:  If you uploaded the WordPress files into the root of your site, you will omit "/your-blog-directory." 

You should see something similiar to the picture below.  From the install page, you will need to enter in your blog name (which you can change later) and your email address

Click "Install WordPress."

You will be provided your initial username (which will be "admin") and an automatically generated password.

You have successfully installed WordPress.

Please note: I
f you have any difficulty browsing the WordPress interface post installation, you may need to add the “index.php” file as a default start page for your site configuration. This can be achieved within the WebControlCenter within the IIS > Default Pages menu.

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