How To Install WordPress On Local Host

How To Install Wordpress On Local Host

How To Install WordPress On Local Host

How To Install WordPress On Local Host.

Creating a blog can be done with several platforms known as the CMS (Content Management Systems) like joomla, drupal, blogger, wordpress or custom designed blogs using PHP etc. But here I will be focusing on how to create a blog using WordPress

Creating a blog seems technical to a lot of people who want to go into the blogging business most especially when they are not guided about WordPress. But at the other hand, WordPress seems to be user friendly, most of the coding has been done with plugins, and all you have to do is install WordPress, have your theme install which enable you to customizing an attractive design that suit your taste with the help of some important plugins. This was part of my personal reasons I switch from Mybb to WordPress blogging platform. You have to know WordPress requires no or less coding. It requires no coding if you cannot code, and little coding or more if you prefer personal customization.

Why WordPress, and how to figure out how to install WordPress?

There are a few different methods you can use, each of which I’ll give an in-depth guide for installing WordPress. WordPress has popularity, and it comes with vast number of helper tools that make blogging easier. Though it may be technical to someone who is not familiar with WordPress platform. There is simply multiple alternative to install WordPress. So, if you’re just looking for the quickest and easiest way to install WordPress, start at the top! But I will take time and explain it step by step and I would appreciate if you follow and do not hesitate to ask questions. For this tutorial will cover everything you need to know about installing WordPress, from start to finish.

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There are four method which anyone can use to install WordPress and it can be done without a second party interference. But I’ll believe this guide should put your through using:

Method #1: Choose a host that comes with WordPress pre-installed
Method #2: Installing WordPress via cPanel and auto installers
Method #3: Installing WordPress using FTP
Method #4: How to install WordPress on your own computer
Wrapping things up.

Method #1: Choose a host that comes with WordPress pre-installed

One of the easiest way to install WordPress is to just pick a host that does it for you. These days. many WordPress-specific hosts will let you choose to have WordPress pre-installed. That means once you sign up for the service hosting, you can jump straight into your WordPress site. The whole question of “how to install WordPress” is irrelevant in such a case!

Don’t worry if you already picked a different host, though. Most other hosts still make it super easy to install WordPress. But you will need to click at least a few buttons. More on that in the next section:

Method #2: Installing WordPress via cPanel and auto installers

cPanel is the dashboard that most web hosts give their customers. When you sign up for hosting, your host service should provide you with login details for cPanel. And for most hosts, the cPanel interface looks something like this:

In your cPanel interface, your host should give you something called an auto installer. Auto installers basically automate the full WordPress install process that I’ll outline in the next section. So instead of needing to do everything manually, you just input some basic information, click a button, and the auto installer installs WordPress for you.

There are a few different auto installers you might encounter installing WordPress:

  • Softaculous
  • Fantastico
  • QuickInstall
  • MOJO Marketplace

And while there might be a few minor interface differences, all of the auto installers more or less function the same. So while I’ll show you an example using Softaculous, the exact interface for your auto installer might look a tiny bit different.

To get started, find the link to the WordPress auto installer in cPanel and give it a click:

On the next screen, you should see an Install Now link (no matter which autoinstaller you’re using). Just give that another click:

Next, you’ll need to enter details for your WordPress install. Again, this interface should generally look the same no matter which auto installer you’re using.

First, fill in the protocol and domain name where you want to install WordPress:

For Protocol, if you’re using an SSL certificate, you should choose HTTPS. Otherwise, you should choose HTTP. Unless you purposefully installed an SSL Certificate, the default is HTTP.

Next, choose the directory in which you want to install WordPress. For 99% of situations, you should leave this field blank. Leaving it empty means WordPress will be installed at your main domain. That is, if your domain is, then WordPress will be installed at rather than something like

A bit further down, you need to enter your Site Settings. These are just the default values for your site’s name and description. You can always change them later from the WordPress interface:

Do not enable WordPress Multisite unless you’re specifically trying to create a multisite network. You’ll also need to create login credentials for your WordPress account. You’ll use this username/password combination to log into your WordPress dashboard after installation, so make sure that you remember it:

Once you’ve filled out everything, make sure to click Install at the bottom of the screen. It might take a minute or so to run. Then, you should get a confirmation. You can log into your brand-new WordPress install by going to

Method #3: Installing WordPress manually via FTP

Personally, I will not advise you to use this method if you understand method 1 and 2. But if you want to learn how to install WordPress manually, keep on reading. If you’re a beginner, just use the autoinstaller process I outlined above.

FTP program to upload files. I use FileZilla, but you there are plenty of quality free FTP programs.

Start by downloading the latest version of WordPress from

Then unzip the file and upload it to the public html (or similar) directory of your website. If you’re not sure how to log in to FTP, ask your host for your FTP account information:

While that’s going on, head over to your cPanel account and find the MySQL Databases option:

You should see an option to Create a New Database. Enter a name for your database and click Create Database:

The name can be whatever you want – just make sure that you remember it. You’ll need it later on.

Next, you need to actually create a user for your database. So on that same page, scroll down to MySQL Users and create a new user:

Once you’ve created the user, make sure to give it access to the database you created:

On the next page, also make sure to give that username All Privileges:

Now, assuming the FTP transfer has finished, you can go to your domain name to complete the installation process. When you visit your domain, you should see the WordPress install wizard. First, you need to choose your language:

Then, make sure you have the details for your database name, user, and password handy. Enter them when prompted:

If all goes well, you should be able to run the WordPress install:

Give your WordPress site a title and enter the information necessary to create your admin account:

Then click Install WordPress as display in the picture.

And that’s it! You just learned how to install WordPress manually. You can now log in with the account details that you entered during the install process:

Method #4: How to install WordPress on your own computer

If you want to create a sandbox where you can learn more about WordPress, you can install WordPress on your own computer. You’ll have a fully functioning WordPress install that you can play around with, it just won’t be accessible to anyone else, it will only be available on your own computer. This is also known as a “localhost”.

In conclusion, if you’re a beginner it is just advisable to use auto installer that your host (hopefully) provides. Or better still provide your host service with your information to assist you on installing wordpress for you. It’s easy, fast, and no different than installing WordPress yourself. Or better yet, choose a host that comes with WordPress pre-installed.