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Manual Install Of WordPress Using FTP

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Install WordPress Using FTP

NOTE – To install wordpress you will need a hosting account. Click HERE to view our wordpress hosting recommendations .

WordPress, a well-known open source blogging tool, is one of the ‘big players’ in today’s technology market. This is a blogging platform that has the best infrastructure and least problems with up-time.

Installing a WordPress package is easy. The entire process takes less than five minutes. Most web hosts provide free tools to automatically install the WordPress software. However, if you have a package independent of the host and wish to install it all by yourself, here are the steps:

Step 1 – The first step is to get the following things ready – an FTP client, access to web server through FTP and a browser. Make sure that your web host has the minimum requirements to accommodate WordPress. For hosting options, check out this page here.

Step 2 – Go to and download the WordPress package in hand, unzip the files from the folder and save them onto your computer.


Step 3 – Create a database for the downloaded package on your web server. Also, create a MySQL user with the necessary privileges to access and modify the database. We will be using cPanel for this example.








Step 4 – Transfer the downloaded WordPress files to a designated location on the web server. For example, if the WordPress needs to be integrated into the root of the domain, move the entire content of the folder, not the WordPress directory, into the root directory on the web server. If the WordPress needs to be under another directory, create that directory on the server and upload the content of the WordPress package to the directory using FTP.

Step 5 – Run the installation script by entering the URL in a web browser. The URL here should exactly match where the WordPress files are uploaded, so pay attention to uppercase and lowercase.

If your WordPress installation is in the root directory, you should visit:

If your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory called “blog”, you should visit:

The installation is complete and you are ready to go.

Category: Wordpress Tutorials

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