Want to start your own blog? If you have your own domain and want to start your own WordPress blog then this is for you. WordPress is, for me, the best free blog platform. You can install WordPress in 5 minutes in your own web domain!
First step: Go to http://wordpress.org/download/ and download the latest version of WordPress. Unzip it.
Second step: Download a File transfer protocol software (FTP) I recommend FileZilla because they are consistently updating it and they have a really good interface – very easy to understand and use.
Third step: Open FileZilla and enter your “host” (this is your website URL for example: h3sean.com). Enter your username (This is given to you by your web hosting. If you used web.com.ph, they probably gave you your site’s name as your username. For example: In h3sean.com my username is h3sean – the username is usually the word before the “.com”). Enter your password – this password is the one given to you by your web host
Fourth step: Files and Folders will appear on the lower right part of the screen. Double click the folder “public_html” then paste the whole unzipped wordpress package inside. Wait for the file transferring to finish (this will take a while. About 5-10 mins depending on your internet connection and hard disk speed) The WordPress platform is now inside your web domain.
Fifth step: Follow the famous 5-minute WordPress installation
Taken from: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
- Download and unzip the WordPress package, if you haven’t already.
- Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
- Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.
- Open wp-config.php in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details as explained in Editing wp-config.phpto generate and use your secret key password.
- Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server:
- If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (but excluding the directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
- If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g.http://example.com/blog/), rename the directory wordpress to the name you’d like the subdirectory to have and move or upload it to your web server. For example if you want the WordPress installation in a subdirectory called “blog”, you should rename the directory called “wordpress” to “blog” and upload it to the root directory of your web server.Hint: If your FTP transfer is too slow read how to avoid FTPing at : Step 1: Download and Extract.
- Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in your favorite web browser.
- If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php
- If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit:http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php
That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.
And you’re done! Enjoy your new wordpress blog!!!