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How to properly install WordPress on hosting?

WordPress is one of the most widely used blogging software in the world. A clever combination of templates and plugins allows you to expand the capabilities of this content management system (CMS) almost endlessly - from a store, forum, or lexicon service to an online magazine or illustrated product catalog.

Depending on the business objectives of your application and the expected number of visitors, you should choose a hosting platform that provides sufficient performance to create a page quickly. That being said, you should know how to properly install wordpress on your hosting before starting your own website or blog.

WordPress hosting requirements

Despite its simplicity, this CMS still has some requirements when installing wordpress on hosting. However, they are quite modest in comparison to other engines.

  • PHP. To work correctly, WordPress requires PHP 5.2.4 or higher.

  • MySQL. MySQL database must be at least version 5.0. The still widespread 4.x versions are no longer sufficient for WordPress to work correctly.

  • Main memory. WordPress requires at least 32MB of memory, but 64MB or more is recommended. WordPress performance is significantly better with more memory.

  • mod_rewrite. This Apache module is optional, but highly recommended. This allows the URLs of individual articles to be converted to "pretty URLs", which improves SEO performance.

How to install WordPress on hosting?

How to install WordPress on Hosting Ukraine in automatic mode, see the video.

 

First, you need FTP access to your webspace, which you can get from your host's client menu. Enter the credentials in your FTP program (like Filezilla) and check the connection.

You will also get general information for writing to MySQL in your host's client menu. If not already done, create a new database and enter all the required parameters in the account.

Then download the latest version of WordPress from the official website. Unpack the package.

 

Now upload the contents of the directory (note - not the "wordpress" folder, but its contents) to your webspace using FTP:

  • wp-admin

  • wp-includes

  • wp-content

  • index.php

  • wp-load.php

Next, you need to refresh the page in the browser. – the installation will start automatically.

Features of WordPress installation

In most cases, the method described above should lead to the goal, but if the auto-installation fails, follow the instructions below:

  • Open the wp-config-sample.php file with a simple text editor (Notepad, Windows editor, Mac TextEdit, but not Word or OpenOffice Writer!) And paste the required database details and security key in the marked positions.

  • It is important that the security key placeholder text is replaced with unique strings. On the official website of the WordPress.org private key service, you can generate all the keys.

  • Now save this file under the new name wp-config.php and, if you haven't already, upload it to the server as well.

  • Refresh your browser to navigate to the next installation entry.

If that doesn't work, start the installation by going to the install.php page using your browser. The installer is located in the "wp-admin" subfolder. Example: http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin/install.php.

A menu will open where you can enter the required information. After that, the backend of your WordPress can always be accessed at http: // www. mysite.com/wp-admin/.

Editing the WordPress config file

How to manually install WordPress on Hosting Ukraine watch the video.

 

Installing WordPress has become noticeably easier in recent years and is now mostly done by entering the required data in a browser. The necessary files are adapted or created directly on the server. But there are providers that do not allow this, and therefore you must make the necessary entries in the appropriate files yourself.

After downloading and unpacking the WordPress package from wordpress.org, you need to edit or create a config file for installation.

 

 

To modify the file, open the wp-config-sample.php document located in the main folder of the downloaded and unzipped WordPress package in a text editor. You must make sure that you are actually using a text editor (Notepad, PSPad, etc.) and not a word processing program (Word, OpenOffice, etc.), otherwise unwanted formatting may occur.

The configuration file is very clearly structured. After the explanatory text, follow the lines in which some information should be provided. The part of the file being edited starts with the MySQL configuration / ** code - you get this information from your web host. * /

Working with a database in a file

First, you enter the database name, username and password. You can find the information in the administration interface of your web account. You may need to create a database first (see below). The corresponding entries are replaced in the configuration file.

You should leave the default value of utf8 for the database character set unless you are familiar with the structure of the database and do not intend to assign a different character set to the database.

Working with security

Below you will find eight security keys.

 

You encrypt your login data with associated values. These are also called "salted" passwords. To insert the values, you can visit the website, which is also mentioned in the explanatory text. When calling the address, 8 unique keys are automatically generated. The text package can now be completely copied or pasted into the configuration file using the Copy and Paste function.

Wp value_ specified as a prefix for database tables. For security reasons, this should not be left as is. Any other value that differs from the standard, for example, my_blog_ gives your WordPress installation additional protection against hacker attacks. You can also store multiple WordPress installations in one database, because each installation requires its own tables, which are then prefixed accordingly.

After editing the configuration file, it is saved under the name wp-config.php.

Creating a database through the panel (cPanel)

When you do a new installation, part of the process is to create a database for WordPress. This usually happens automatically. If necessary, you can create a database yourself or use an existing database with a new website.

Register with phpMyAdmin

Since your database is stored on the host's server, you need to access it through the hosting provider. This means that the process required may differ slightly depending on the web host you are using. However, in most cases, you need to use an interface named phpMyAdmin.

First of all, before interacting with your database, you must make sure that you have an up-to-date backup of your site. It is easy to make accidental changes to your database that are difficult to reverse, which can lead to a website being compromised. If you have a backup, you can easily restore your previous resource if you make a mistake.

Next, you should find phpMyAdmin in your hosting account. This often means accessing cPanel first – or similar and then search for phpMyAdmin.

Next, you need to access your dashboard, select the website you want to manage and scroll down to the Database Access section. You will see a link that says Open phpMyAdmin.

You will be presented with a login screen where you can enter your username and other data for the database specified in the Database Access section in cPanel. The phpMyAdmin manager will open.

How to create a new administrator in the database?

1. Open the phpMyAdmin area in your hosting control panel and open the database for the new WordPress site.

2. Select the wp table_users. You must provide details of the newly created administrator, so go to the Insert section

3. Enter the following data into the database:

  • ID – enter an identifier (for example, 4).

  • user_login - enter your login.

  • user_pass - enter the password for the new user. Note that MD5 is selected in the Functions menu.

  • user_nicename - enter a nickname for a new user.

  • user_email – enter the email address that will be associated with the account you are creating.

  • user_url – is a link to your resource.

  • user_registered – set the date and time of registration.

  • user_status - select parameter 0.

  • display_name - enter the name you want to see the user on the website (you can use the parameter from user_nicename).

4. Select "Next" (Go).

Now you know how to install WordPress on hosting and create a new database in the panel. If you are installing the CMS for the first time, do not forget to create a backup copy of the database before any changes to it, and keep passwords and logins in an encrypted archive.

As an experienced hosting provider, ukraine.com.ua provides reliable technical support to WordPress users. We take care of the web space, desired domain, maintenance and security, and through automatic updates, we will keep your WordPress site up to date at all times. The cost depends on the desired services and the size of the server space.

 


 

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