How to install wordpress manually

In this documentation, we will guide you through the process of manually installing WordPress on your web hosting server. Manual installation gives you full control over the setup and configuration of your WordPress website, allowing for customization and flexibility.

Prerequisites #

Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A web hosting account with support for PHP and a MySQL database.
  • Access to your web hosting control panel (such as cPanel or Plesk).
  • FTP client software (such as FileZilla) for uploading files.

Step 1: Download WordPress #

  1. Visit the official WordPress website at and download the latest version of WordPress.
  2. Extract the downloaded WordPress installation package on your local computer.

Step 2: Create a Database #

  1. Log in to your web hosting control panel.
  2. Locate the “Database” section and find the option to create a new MySQL database.
  3. Create a new database by providing a name and clicking “Create” or similar.

Step 3: Configure wp-config.php #

  1. In the extracted WordPress files, locate the wp-config-sample.php file.
  2. Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php.
  3. Open wp-config.php in a text editor and provide the database details:
    • Replace 'database_name_here' with your MySQL database name.
    • Replace 'username_here' with your MySQL database username.
    • Replace 'password_here' with your MySQL database password.
    • Replace 'localhost' with your database host (often remains as localhost).
  4. Save the changes to wp-config.php.

Step 4: Upload WordPress Files #

  1. Connect to your web server using an FTP client.
  2. Navigate to the root directory of your domain (usually public_html or www).
  3. Upload all the extracted WordPress files to the root directory.

Step 5: Run the Installation #

  1. In your web browser, visit your domain name (e.g.,
  2. You will see the WordPress installation wizard.
  3. Choose your preferred language and click “Continue.”
  4. Enter the site information, including a title, username, password, and email address.
  5. Click “Install WordPress” to proceed with the installation.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you will see a success message with login details.

Step 6: Access WordPress Dashboard #

  1. To access your WordPress dashboard, go to
  2. Enter the username and password created during the installation.
  3. You are now logged in and can start customizing and managing your WordPress website.

Conclusion #

By following these steps, you have successfully installed WordPress manually. You can now begin building your website by selecting a theme, installing plugins, and creating content. If you encounter any issues, refer to the official WordPress documentation or contact your web hosting provider for assistance.

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