Learn The Proper Ways To Install WordPress Including Database

Learn the proper way to install WordPress including the database, read this article before you start the installation process of WordPress, as there are a few things that you should know. Firstly You need to have access to the web server by FTP or shell.

You are required to have a web browser and a FTP client of your choice. For further guidelines you may take help from remote DBA support at http://www.remotedba.com and can learn about the prerequisites of installing WordPress.

You need to check whether your web host is meeting the requirements to install the WordPress or not. After that the latest version of WordPress needs to be downloaded, the downloaded files need to be unzipped and then prepared with a secret password for your security.


Now, what are the proper steps to install WordPress?

Step 1: Downloading and Extracting

If you are working with Linux, you can automatically install WordPress through Mageia (KDE). It is an application with proper graphical user interface that is available from the ‘Packages’ section and can be installed easily. PhpMyAdmin needs to be installed simultaneously for better performance.

  • When you are uploading WordPress in the remote server, at first you are required to upload the package with the browser and finally unzip the package.
  • Instead of using a remote server, if you are using FTP then the uploading part can be skipped.
  • You may also directly download the WordPress through wget web server if you do not prefer to use FTP.
  • Then you can unzip the package using the command tar.

Step 2: Identifying the Database and User

When you are accessible to a hosting provider, a WordPress database is already available to you. The automated set up will help you to support pages and the control panel.

But if you think you need to access manually, then PhpMyAdmin can be used for an easy access.

If you have a single database, you can definitely install WordPress with distinctive prefix in the distinctive tables.

You need to register and log in to the plesk. After that you can select the ‘databases’ in the custom website section. Finally you can click ‘Add New Database’ for creating a new database or editing the older ones.

Function Of Control Panel

Creating the user and the database through the cPanel is not a very difficult task. You just need to sign in to the cPanel. Then select ‘MySQL Database Wizard’ within the ‘Database’ section.

Then create the database and the user. You can add new users in the database through the All Privileges section.

Finally you need to finish the whole task taking into account the username, host name, database name and obviously the password you have chosen.

Function Of phpMyAdmin

If phpMyAdmin is being installed in your web server, you may create the database and the username in the WordPress. You need to select a name for your WordPress Database, but most of the time the name is automatically taken same as the username of yours.

The selection of language is important in this section and you are provided with different options. You need to select the Users tab from phpMyAdmin and create users if there are no users present at the moment.

You are required to add the user with different username and then select a password which can be very difficult to guess. You can put down all the options in the ‘Global Privileges’ and then select ‘Go’ to move forward.

You can edit and recreate the privileges from the ‘specific privileges’ section of your database.

Function Of MySQL

You can make use of MySQL and create the database and the username very efficiently. The WordPress user name, the database name, the hostname and the password needs to be selected wisely.

Function of DirectAdmin:

The DirectAdmin can be used by the regular user who is maintaining the account of a single site web hosting. You may sign in as a reseller and can select the user level accordingly.

You can edit or modify the ‘reseller package’ or the ‘user package’ very smoothly.

Step 3: Setting Up wp_config.php

You can form or modify the wp_config.php file all by yourself or let the WordPress do it for you. It helps in the installation script, but you still need to notify the database information of WordPress. You can jot down all the functions for the database information under few of the labeled sections.

DB_USER: It is the identification of the WordPress username you created in Step 2.

DB_HOST: It is nothing but the host name which was also created in the second step.

DB_CHARSET: The character set of the database should not be changed and remain unchanged.

Thus, you can well observe that WordPress can be installed in your server in various ways and through various useful tools.


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