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How To Manually Install WordPress Blog on any Web-Hosting

WordPress installation is so easy that anyone can do it. With add on on your hosting service it take 2-3 minutes to get started with a WordPress blog. Today we will discuss about how to install WordPress manually. It is always good to learn WordPress manual installation.

It is recommended that manual installation is much secured than installing wp using Fantastico.

What is required to Manually install WordPress Blog:

We need few things to start the process.
  •     WordPress software: You can download from WordPress.org.
  •     FTP Access
  •     cPanel access to create Database and DB username and password. 

Create Database and Database User:

MySQL Database Wizard : eAskme
MySQL Database Wizard : eAskme
You need not to be confused, just follow steps and create your database and associate a user-name and password to it. We need to change this setting in Wp-config in this WordPress manual installation.
Creating Database for WordPress Installation : eAskme
Creating Database for WordPress Installation : eAskme
  • Login to cPanel 
  • Click on MySQL database wizard under database and 
  • Create a Database and enter databse name in the box.
  • Click on next step 
  • Enter username and password. 
User and pass for WP Database : eAskme
User and pass for WP Database : eAskme
  • Click on Create User
  • Click on all privileges to newly created user
  • Click on next step.
Giving Privileges to Database user : eAskme
Giving Privileges to Database user : eAskme

Now you have database and username for WordPress installation. Note down details of database name, database username and database password.

Complete WordPress manual Installation Tutorial:

Now take few different steps to manual installation of WordPress. Either extract .zip file, edit wp-config file and upload complete WordPress folder to root of domain (Public_html), or use cPanel file manager to extract wp-config file and edit. The main thing is to change wp-config content and upload it to right folder. Use free FTP client like FileZilla. In this tutorial we will see how to do it with Web hosting cPanel.

Uploading WordPress to your cPanel:

  • Go to cPanel 
  • Go to file manager  
  • Upload the WordPress zip file
  • Click on extract 
  • Extract everything to public_html directory. 

To extract everything in Public_html
  • Go to cPanel hosting,
  • Go to Files 
  • File manager 
  • Browse to public_html directory 
  • Upload the WordPress.zip file.

Extracting WordPress : eAskme
Extracting WordPress : eAskme
Files will show in directory name “WordPress’. But we need installation files on main domain, (www.domain.com), so we will move all files to under /public_html director by using move command.

Editing WordPress Wp-config file:

Now wee need to enter database information in Wp-config file. Make a copy of wp-config-sample.php. Rename it to wp-config.php. Click on edit:

In this file, here are couple of things which you have to change:

Editing WordPress Wp-config WordPress : eAskme
Editing WordPress Wp-config WordPress : eAskme
Change "password_here", "username_here", "database_name_here"  with the details you have created in first step.
WordPress Wp-config WordPress : eAskme

  • Db_host usually remains Localhost.
  • Click on Save Changes

Executing WordPress Manual installer script:

Run the WordPress install script, enter a username and password to wp-admin and do basic settings. The last thing which you need to do to run your Wordpress blog is here:

Go to :

http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/install.php (replace yourdomainname.com with actual domain name of your blog).
Select language : eAskme
Select language : eAskme

Final WordPress Manual Installation Setup : eAskme
Final WordPress Manual Installation Setup : eAskme

Select the language of WordPress installation:

  • Enter username and password to your WordPress installation. 
  • Login now via below given link

http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin

Change (replace yourdomainname.com with actual domain name of your blog).

Now, here are some of the basic posts and steps which you should be following to move ahead with it:
So this is how you can easily install wordpress manually. If you have any question, feel free to ask me. If you like this, do share on Twitter and Google Plus. Don`t forget to Subscribe eAskme. Happy Blogging!