Knowledgebase: How To
WordPress Install
Posted by - NA - on 25 August 2008 12:37 AM

WordPress is a highly advanced web site system that can be personalized to fit the look and feel that you want with any of the many templates available.

Step One: Create a Database and User

  1. Log into your account http://www.ephost.com/account.
  2. Login to the Control Panel to login to the Contrl Panel.
  3. Mouse over the Database icon and select "MySQL".
  4. Click "Create Database".
  5. For "Database Name" enter a name to identify your database.
  6. Click "Save".
  7. Click "Create User" below.
  8. Enter a "Username" and "Password" for your database.
  9. Click inside the checkbox next to the database name you just created.
  10. Click save.
  11. Go back to your database by clicking the name in the list.
  12. Record the Internal IP address information for future reference.
  13. Confirm that the user is assigned to the DB (has checkmark).

Note: password must be at least 5 characters and may not be the same as your username.

Step Two: Install Word Press

  1. Download WordPress from the WordPress website. https://wordpress.org/download/
  2. Extract/Unzip to your desktop.
  3. Upload the CONTENTS of the WordPress folder to your WWWROOT directory or a Sub-Directory.
  4. Visit your website: http://www.yoursite.com or http://www.yoursite/subfolder 
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions using tghe IP address, database name, username and padssword you previously created.
  6. Once complete- WordPress is installed.

Note: If there is an error or the installation wizard does not appear please ensure you have PHP enabled on your website and that your DB details are correct. 

Extracting / Unzipping Files:

 Navigate to the archive you have just downloaded and open it.

  1. Extract the files in this folder by clicking on the “extract” button at the top of the window.
  2. Once you have clicked "extract" you should be presented with a new window asking where to save the new set of files.

Note: The default location should be fine as it should be saving back to the same directory that they are already in.

Check PHP is Enabled:

  1. Log into control panel.
  2. click on "Domains".
  3. select the domain under which you wish to install.
  4. Go to Website Settings
  5. Select PHP 5
  6. Click "Save".

Uploading Files By FTP:

From your FTP client connect to the domain/directory that WordPress will be installed under.

Note: For more on FTP see our knowledgebase article on FTP. WordPress can be installed to any directory or sub-directory. If the directory that you would like to install in does not exist you simply need to create it. If you want people to see your WordPress site at www.yourdomain.com then upload the files to “wwwroot”, but if you want to build and test your site first maybe you create a sub-directory for the files such as “dev” or “development”. With WordPress installed to “dev” sub-directory the URL to your WordPress site would become www.yourdomain.com/dev.

 

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