Setup WordPress On Web Host

Setup WordPress on your web hosting account


Although all most every web hosting provider gives you the option to point and click install WordPress as your website, we wanted to document the process of installing WordPress the developer way. This method would be necessary if your hosting provider does not have a one click WordPress install option by default or if you want to dig deeper and install WordPress in different configurations, for instance in multiple folders on a shared hosting account.

Setup Database

The first requirement for creating a WordPress powered website is to setup a database, this can easily be done through your web hosting panel. Within your web hosting account’s control panel go to the section for managing or creating new databases, enter a new database name and create a new user name along with a password for authorization. The next step is to go to wordpress.org and download the latest version of WordPress. Once the file has downloaded, unzip it with 7zip or a similar software and locate the file within the WordPress folder named wp-config-sample.php then rename it to wp-config.php.

WP Config

Open wp-config.php inside any text editor or use this Brackets, and locate the MSQL settings section. Enter into the relevant fields, the database name, user name and password that you created earlier within your web hosting account, you will also have to enter the database host name which will be created for you. After you have edited and saved the wp-config.php, upload the entire WordPress folder onto your web host’s server through an FTP client, use this FileZilla. Remember that all folders and files within the downloaded WordPress folder must be extracted to the main folder of your website, usually called public. You can now initiate the WordPress installation by going to your domain names web address from any browser and follow the simple installation instructions.

Config.php File Input


Sub Folder

If you enjoy shared hosting with multiple website that have individual folders on your web hosting account or if you want to install WordPress into a particular folder on your domain, then extract all WordPress files and folders into the respective destination folder and navigate through the browser to that particular web address to initiate the installation process. For example, if you upload all files and folders to a folder called myshop then you would enter the web address www.mysite.com/myshop.





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