WordPress Install via FTP and phpMyAdmin

vicnumb Nov 3, 2012

Nov 03 2012 Published by under Word Press

WordPress Blog installation with only ftp and phpmyadmin panel or with sftp and mysql admin (Linux terminal) access.

In fact you need to do 5 simple steps: download wordpress, unzip it, setup a database for data storage, copy wordpress files, setup configuration files.


1. To start WordPress installation you should have

* Registered website name (a website name like http://yourdomainname.com, for users to be able to access your website via a descriptive name) with a web hosting (a place to write your website files, store another content on it)
* FTP or SFTP client – a program to copy your wordpress blog files from your local machine to your web hosting.
* MySQL console access or phpmyadmin – a way to setup and manage your wordpress blog database.
* Text Editor – program to edit your website files, wordpress blog configuration files.
* Web Browser – program to view and control your blog.


2. Prepare to Setup your WordPress Blog

* Check if your web hosting satisfy the WordPress installation and running minimum requirements.
* Download the latest wordpress release.
* Unzip the WordPress archive to your local computer.


3. Start the WordPress installation

* Create MySQL database by phpmyadmin, via Linux terminal or via a control panel.
Store your MySQL DB access data to a safe place.
Note: To access your mysql database you should have the following data – database host name, database name, Username, Password.

* Generate secret keys and store them into a safe place.

* Create the folder to upload your Word Press blog to.
If you wish to install WorpdPress into a subfolder, or just skip this step.

* Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.

* Replace the data below into wp-config.php file with your stored DB access data.

DB_NAME – database name
DB_USER – database username
DB_PASSWORD – database password
DB_HOST – database host name

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');
/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username_here');
/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');
/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

* Replace the Secret keys from wordpress wp-config.php with your WordPress secret keys API data.

define('AUTH_KEY',         'put your unique phrase here');
define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY',  'put your unique phrase here');
define('LOGGED_IN_KEY',    'put your unique phrase here');
define('NONCE_KEY',        'put your unique phrase here');
define('AUTH_SALT',        'put your unique phrase here');
define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('LOGGED_IN_SALT',   'put your unique phrase here');
define('NONCE_SALT',       'put your unique phrase here');

* Upload your unzipped WordPress files
– to your website hosting root (e.g.: http://yourwebsite.com)
– or to subfolder (e.g.: http://yourwebsite.com/blog/) if installing in a subfolder.
Important: Make sure when uploading files via ftp, the convert file names to lowercase feature is disabled.

* Open your Word Press installation script in your browser window: wp-admin/install.php.
– Open http://yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/install.php if installed in your website hosting root
– or http://yourwebsite.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php if installed in a sub-directory.

All Done! WordPress is Installed.

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