How to Install WordPress on a Pair.com Account

Pair.com is a great hosting platform for people who are new in blogging, as it allows its users to install their blogs in some easy steps. In the meantime, WordPress is one of the most widely used software these days for blogging purpose. So, if you are planning to set up a new WordPress blog and you have purchased your hosting plan from Pair.com, then you certainly have made a wise decision.

Here, you do not need to get assistance from any of the Pair.com’s representative, especially when you can install your WordPress blog easily, without any help.

Instructions

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    First of all, you need to find the latest version of the WordPress codex/software and download it on your computer. If you have Microsoft Windows installed on your computer, then you should download the codex in .zip format. On the contrary, Linux users should go for .tar.gz format.

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    Once the download it complete, unzip all the contents of the codex, and locate the wp-config-sample.php file. You should rename the file to wp-config.php, as you will not need to use the word “sample” with your configuration file. Open the file in text editor.

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    Now login to your Pair.com account and create a database, required to install your new WordPress blog.  Click the “Advanced Features” button. From the list of options, choose “Database Administration” and click “Create New Database”. Enter the name of your new database.

    Make sure you use a name which is easy to remember, especially when you plan to create multiple databases in future. Click the “Add Database” button, and you will be taken to the New Database Details page.

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    Open your wp-config.php file and enter the name of your database in the “DB_NAME” field. Now use the username and password details from the New Database Details page to fill the corresponding fields in the wp-config.php file. Moreover, enter the database server name in the “DB_HOST” field.

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    Match all the entries in wp-config.php file with the one shown in the New Database Details page. Once done, save the file and exit the editor.

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    Connect your web server with FTP and upload all the extracted files, including the wp-config.php file which you edited, to your desired directory in the Pair.com account.

  • 7

    Now write your domain address in the address bar, followed by /wp-admin/install.php, and hit “Enter” key. Your WordPress installation will start. Enter the login details when prompted.

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