How to install WordPress manually?

WordPress installation is very simple script offered by your host provider like Fantastico, Simple script, Quick Install etc. It takes 2-3 minutes to get started with a WordPress blog website. Install WordPress manually takes more time but it is more secure than installing WordPress using Fantastico or Quick Install.

How to setup a WordPress website manually?

Install WordPress Manually is very easy. Below WordPress installation tutorial are give by step by step and figure out each section with the help of images.

Some requirement to Install WordPress Manually

Below are the list of things which you would be required before the installation of WordPress.

1) Latest WordPress software: Download latest version of WordPress software from wordpress official website.

2) FTP Detail: Need FTP detail from your hosting for transferring files.

3) cPanel access detail: Need cPanel detail to create Database. (I am using as an example)

Create Database and User Name

Please follow non-technical user step by step guide and screenshot to create Database and a username and password for your new wordpress website. Only one setting will be remaining, which we will need to change in wp-config.php file later in WordPress manually installation tutorial.

MySQL Database wizard

Login to your hosting cPanel and click on MySQL database wizard under database section, and create a new database.

Create Database

Go to next step and give a username and password to your newly created database. you can use password generator to create a strong and critical password.

Assign All Previleges

In the next screen, you will assign privileges for newly created account. It gives the admin the right to make any changes to WordPress. Click the “All Privileges” check box. New database is ready for WordPress to use it.

Important Note: Make sure you copied down mentioned above including the database name, username and password in a separate text file. It is most important for install WordPress manually on server or localhost.

You can extract wordpress .zip file directly and edit wp-config file, as shown below screenshot and upload complete WordPress folder to your domain (Public_html), or you can use cPanel file manager to extract and edit the detail of wp-config file. We must here is change the wp-config content and upload it to folder under Public_html.

Go to your domain URL: (replace with your actual website name). Select the language of WordPress installation and click, “Continue”. The next screen tells you insert your database name, username, password, “Database Host” as localhost and leave the “Table Prefix” untouched as well. Click to submit after fill all field. The next screen, click the “Run the Install” button to continue installation.


Now WordPress is install on your host, check your email to your WP Admin detail for login admin dashboard.

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