A short guide on how you can setup Wordpress on your own domain/hosting. A simple guide which will help you switch from wordpress.org.
Within this tutorial we will explain the necessary steps to install WordPress on your own web server/domain.
Prior to installing WordPress it’s vital that you have a good hosting provider for your website. You can find lot’s of website hosting services that will provide you with purely shared space on a web server for roughly £5-10 per month. However, theres also many hosting services that will install and maintain WordPress for you. The problem with shared hosting is that you’re sharing your storage with potentially thousands of different websites which at best could be high traffic and slow your website down at peak times, at worst they could contain illegal material or spam. We offer hosting from £19.99+VAT per month which is fully managed and on our private servers.
With that being said our tutorial solely covers the steps to required to manually install WordPress on your own web server. In order to do this, you’ll need the following:
Let’s start by downloading and unzipping the latest version of WordPress directly from WordPress.org.
Once WordPress has finished downloading navigate to your download folder and locate the .Zip file archive. Double click to expand and then upload these files to your web server using your FTP client.
Next, go to your FTP client and find the new WordPress files you’ve just uploaded. Enter the FTP details you’ve been provided with by your hosting provider and connect to the web server.
In order to do this enter the website’s URL in address bar, and you’ll be prompted by WordPress to fill out a few remaining details. These will include: “Site Title”, “Admin Username”, “Admin Password”, and a “Primary Email Address”.
Note: These are particularly important so ensure they are memorable and you have access to them easily as you will require these to log into your WordPress Admin Area!
To access the WordPress Admin Panel/Dashboard and begin working on the website, simply type “/wp-admin” at the end of your website’s URL to navigate to the login screen. Here you will need to enter those previously mentioned very important Admin credentials, so input the username and password you chose earlier, and then simply click the Log In button and off you go!
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