Hello friends, today in this video we will talk about how to install WordPress manually. Many of you must be wondering why I am asking you to install WordPress manually. Because it is very easy to install WordPress. Go directly to cPanel and install WordPress by softaculous in one click.
We have written some reasons here.
Reason #1. Installing WordPress through a third party application can Hack your website. Because all your information reaches the third party application.
Reason #2. Your site becomes Very Heavy. Because third party applications install many Extra Plugins, Themes, and Files in your server that you do not need. Which greatly increases the load on your server. And your site becomes heavy.
Reason #3. When you Backup or Migrate your site, you also have a problem migrating your site. Because you do not know what is the name of your database. But when you install manually you know what is the database name of your website and you can easily backup and migrate the site.
So friends, that’s why I will recommend you to install WordPress manually. So that you have all the information on your site and your site is not too heavy. And it only takes 5–10 minutes to manually install WordPress. And you can make your site secure and fast within 5-10 minutes.
How to install WordPress Manually in step by step with Pictures
- Download the latest version of WordPress from WordPress.org
- Upload file to the Domain Directory
- Move files into the directory root
- Create MySQL Database and User
- Run the WordPress install
Let’s get started, shall we?
Download the latest version of WordPress from WordPress.org
Upload and extract the WordPress .ZIP file to your desired installation directory.
Within the File Manager, locate and navigate to that directory. From the top toolbar of the cPanel, select “Upload” and browse for the file you downloaded from WordPress.org. Once the .ZIP file has finished uploading, return to the directory by clicking the “← Go Back.
Now you will see the WordPress.zip file in the folder of the directory. Right-click on this file and then click on “Extract“. After that “Reload” cPanel you will now see the extracted WordPress folder.
Move files from the WordPress folder back into the directory root.
Double click on the newly extracted “WordPress” folder and now you will see all the files of WordPress. Now click on these folders and choose “Move file” in the CPanel toolbar and a modal will pop up with a directory link “/ public_html / yourdirectoryname / wordpress“. Remove the “/ WordPress” tail from the end of the path and click “Move file” (s). All files will now be moved to your directory root. And now you go back to the root back directory.
Create a database and database user
We have finished the initial steps and now we setup the database which will power your website. Navigate to the main dashboard of your cPanel and click on the “MySQL Database Wizard” icon.
Now inside the database wizard, you have to create a new database. Here you will see the database prefix your database name and an underscore Blackfield. (“yourservername_blankfield”) will enter the name of your database in the blank field and Save the Database anywhere for future use. After filling the name, click on Button “Next Step”.
Now you will be asked to create a database user. Here you will see the database name of your database and underscore blank field prefix. (“yourserver_username”). In BLANKFIELD you have to type a username (custom name). Database username cannot contain more than seven alphanumeric characters. Save the username & Password anywhere for future use. Now either manually enter a password of your choice or use the given “password generator” … just make sure your password is strong and secure. Now click on the “Create User” button.
Now that you have created a database user, you will be brought to a page that asks you to specify privileges. Tick ”ALL PRIVILEGES” in it. All options will be auto-selected when ticking. Now click on “Make Changes“. Okay, now we have created the database. So now we move on to setup WordPress.
Link WordPress to Database
Now we will open the domain in the new tab. Now you will see the setup page of WordPress on your domain, on this you have to click on the “Continue” button. After this, you have to click on the button “Let’s go“. After this, you will have a page show of Database. In which you have to paste the database name and username and password. Who did his copy? In this, we will leave the database host field and database prefix field the default.
Now we will click on the “submit” button. If any error comes in front of you, then check all the fields again. Otherwise, let’s move on.
Final Step 5:
Finally Setup WordPress
All right, we have connected WordPress to the database. Now click on the “Run the installation” button and move on. Friends, the WordPress Welcome page will now open in front of you.
Here you have to give some information
- Site Title: Type website name
- Username: You can create any username for Friends WordPress.
- Password: Create a strong password for WordPress
- Your Email: Type your email
- Search Engine Visibility: Friends if you want to make your site private. If it is not shown in Google search engine, then tick it, if you want your site to be shown in Google search engine then do not tick.
And after filling all the fields correctly, click on the “Install WordPress” button.
Congratulations! You have installed WordPress in a secure way.
Now go to “yourdomainname.com/wp-admin” link and login with your user and password.