Yes, you have heard it right!
One of the most powerful Content Management System (CMS) on the internet today, manually installing WordPress on Bluehost, is an easy task and can be done in under 5 minutes.
How? I’ll get to it in a minute. But before we start, here are three things that you need:
- All your Login details for your hosting control panel.
- A good text editor.
- And an FTP client to upload your files.
Now, to install WordPress manually on Bluehost, you need to just follow this 6 easy steps.
Ready? Let’s get started!
- #Step 1: Download The Updated Version Of WordPress
- #Step 2: Create A Database For MySQL And A Username
- #Step 3: Upload WordPress Files On Your Hosting Server
- #Step 4: Configure wp-config.php File On Server
- #Step 5: Connect WordPress To Your MySQL Database
- #Step 6: Complete Installation By Entering Username & Title Of Your Site
#Step 2: Create A Database For MySQL And A Username
- A] Open a new browser and log into your Control Panel.
What is Control Panel?
A Control Panel is a hosting interface. Depending on your hosting provider, you might have a different interface, but usually most hosting service providers, provide with cPanel interface.
Since, I’m using Bluehost, which comes with an inbuilt cPanel, we are going to use the tools available in it.
- B] Go to the database section in cpanel and select MySQL Database wizard.
- C] Follow these three steps to create a new Database:
i. Once you click on MySQL Database wizard icon, a window will open up, type in your New database name and click on Next Step.
ii. Here, enter a new username & password and click on Create User.
Also, don’t forget to make a note of the new database name, username & password. You will need it for the final process.
iii. Lastly, click on All privileges. This will allow the user (i.e. You) & WordPress to access information from the database. Click on Next Step.
- D] A window will open up, stating that you have completed the task.
#Step 4: Configure wp-config.php File On Server
- A] Double click, to open the newly saved WordPress file. This will contain a file called wp-config-sample.php.
- B] Right click on wp-config-sample.php and rename it to wp-config.php and click save.
- C] Next, right click on wp-config.php file and select Code Edit.
- D] Once the file is opened, look for the following information.
#If you want, you can copy the following text in a notepad and make the required changes. Further, once you locate the following text:
i. Replace the database_name_here text with the new database name you have created. [See. Step2 (C) point ii]
ii. Similarly, replace the username & password, with new names.
iii. Finally, save the changes you have made, before closing the file.
#Step 6: Complete Installation By Entering Username & Title Of Your Site
- A] Here, enter all your database details accurately and click on Install WordPress
- B] You will see another message “Success”, along with an invitation to Login.