Hope, you already know about WordPress, its usefulness and features. It requires a web server with PHP version 7.2 or greater and MySQL version 5.6 or greater or MariaDB version 10.0 or greater.
Generally, hosting services provide cPanel which has scripts such as softaculous that let you install WordPress with just one-click. Besides, it will ask you some basic things like site name, database and admin account to get started with WordPress.
However, if you are looking for a manual installation, follow the guideline below to install on localhost or online server.
First of all, you need the latest version of WordPress that can be easily download from WordPress.org.
You will get the file WordPress-version.zip. Extract it somewhere in your local system. Afterwards, upload all the extracted files in the root directory (www or public-html) for online hosting or put in any folder for localhost.
As WordPress functions through its database, we need to set up database prior to installation. So, head over to your database tool such as phpmyadmin to create a new database and a user (that has full access to the database).
Go to the extracted folder and edit the wp-config-sample.php with a suitable text editor. Put database credentials and save the file as wp-config.php in the same folder. Furthermore, you should also put secret keys that can be easily generated by visiting this link to secure your site.
The final step, open the site or the folder and add required information such as site name, email id and password to create an admin user.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the WordPress.
Now, go to localhost/foldername/wp-admin/ or Site URL:www.wpexamplesite.com/wp-admin/ to access Dashboard.
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