How to Install WordPress on Your Web Host

Creating and maintaining a website is a science which has evolved in recent years. When it comes to starting a blog or your own website, you get the chance to experience WordPress. A self-hosted WordPress blog has its own advantages (even though there is an option of a freely hosted WordPress blog). There is also an option to install WordPress on your own Web Host. You are going to need a web host which has a PHP and MySQL. Moreover, make sure that your host also has a cPanel or something similar. For instance, BlueHost has the best support of any web host. It has the easiest auto installer and if you fail to comply then install WordPress manually. After you have done all this, you can install WordPress on your Web Host through the following steps.

Instructions

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    First things first, sign up for a web host plan first. You can opt for any webs host of your choice. BlueHost.com is already an example which has been mentioned above.

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    Once you have signed up for a web host, log on to your cPanel. You can do this by going to the following link: http://yourdomain.com/cpanel

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    Now click on the simply scripts feature. You can also click on the Fantastico feature, which is an alternative way to doing things.

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    If there is no auto-installer, you will have to follow the four steps of the five minute manual install which are as follows:

    - Download the WordPress Package and unzip it.
    - Create a WordPress database on your browser. Also create a MySQL user who will have all the privileges to access it and modify it as per his/her needs.
    - Upload the WordPress files on your desired web browser.
    - Run the installation script for WordPress by accessing the URL in your browser. It depends in which directory you have installed the WordPress. Then visit the URL accordingly.

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    Now Install a WordPress blog.

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    The installation will arrange the files into three folders: wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes. It will also install the loose files into the root folder. Mostly you will be uploading content through your wp-content folder.

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    The wp-content folder also includes two extremely important subfolders. The first folder is plugins and the other is themes. Once you upload a certain plugin, or even a theme to these folders while using FTP, then the plugin or theme is going to be available for activation inside your admin panel in the WordPress. Moreover, any images which you might upload while writing a post on WordPress, they are stored in the wp-content/uploads folder.

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