Install WordPress Manually
The following Knowledge Base Article is designed to show you how to install WordPress on your
shared hosting account.
Please note: Your
hosting plan must support PHP & MySQL.
Tools You Will Need
The following is a list of programs that you will need in order to setup WordPress on your hosting account:
- An FTP client to upload files to your hosting account.
- A text editor to change several lines of code.
First you will need to create a MySQL database using one of the following methods:
For more specific assistance please see KB 1123
First you will need to log into WebControlCenter. For assistance please use KB 1088
On the Menu options, go to Database > MySQL > MySQL Admin
Enter in a database name, username, password, then click "save."
Take note of your MySQL server name
as you will need it in future steps.
Download the latest version of WordPress
Once downloaded, open the file "wp-config-sample.php" with your text editor.
Then enter in your MySQL database information
, which includes your database name, username, password, and your DB_Host (which is your MySQL server name).
Save the file as "wp-config.php"
Next you will need to upload the entire WordPress folder to your site via your FTP program
. You can either upload the entire contents of the folder into the root of your site, or into a subdirectory. Depending on your internet connection this may take some time.
Once the upload is complete go to http://www.your-domain/your-blog-directory/wp-admin/install.php
(note: If you uploaded the WordPress files into the root of your site, you will omit "/your-blog-directory
You should see something similiar to the picture below. From the install page, you will need to enter in your blog name
(which you can change later) and your email address
Click "Install WordPress."
You will be provided your initial username (which will be "admin") and an automatically generated password.
You have successfully installed WordPress.
Please note: If you have any
difficulty browsing the WordPress interface post installation, you may
need to add the “index.php” file as a default start page for your site
configuration. This can be achieved within the WebControlCenter within
the IIS > Default Pages menu.