How to install WordPress manually on Web hosting


These are some steps to install your WORDPRESS manually source code for your website. If you need support, please leave comments below, I will assist you. To install WordPress using Softaculous by using Cpanel shall be explain in a separate post.

Setup WordPress Manually

  • 1. Download the WordPress Package
  • 2. Upload the Package to your Hosting Account
  • 3. Create the MySQL Database and User
  • 4. Fill the details in WordPress
  • 5. Run the WordPress Installation
  • 6. Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

Installing the WordPress CMS on your hosted server can be done in various ways. Although, it is always advised to install it manually as it is more secure rather than going for a one-click installation.

Follow the below steps to setup WordPress manually on your hosting server.

1.Download the WordPress Package

To install the WordPress CMS you will need to download the WordPress package from the below link. Download WordPress

2.Upload the Package to your Hosting Account

This can be down in three ways:

  1. Uploading via FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  2. Uploading via File Manager
  3. Uploading SSH (Secure Socket Shell)

If you upload zip file, you would need ot extract the .zip file before installation.

3.Create the MySQL Database and User

For this, you will need the cPanel access of your hosting account. WordPress typically stores all the information in a database. If you are not familar with Cpanel yet, you can search how to use different tabs on it. To create mySQL database and user, refer to the tab mySQL database and create a new Database name & user.

A database can be thought as a storage house for all the content a visitor views on your website. It stores the text files, WordPress Themes, plugins etc.

For storing the data you will need to create a database which can be done using the below procedure.

WordPress stores its information in a database. Therefore, a database will need to be created.

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Databases section, click the MySQL Database Wizard icon.
  3. For Step 1: Create A Database, enter the database name, and click Next Step.
  4. For Step 2: Create Database Users, enter the database user name and password, and click Create User.
  5. For Step 3: Add User to the Database, click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
  6. For Step 4: Complete the task, make a note of the database name, username, and password, as you will need them for Step 4⤵ below.

4.Start connect your website with database

To connect your website to database, type this link into your browser


Then, input the information of database, username and password.

wordpress database details

In order to connect your database with WordPress, you need to fill up the details from Step 3 in WordPress too. Let us see how:

  1. As soon as you start WordPress on your browser, it will ask for the necessary details for connecting up the database. Enter the database name which you had created earlier.
  2. Enter the database username.
  3. Enter the database password. You should use a lengthy and difficult password for the database. For this, you can use Passwords Generator which combines characters, numbers and special character to form a strong password.
  4. Choose the Database Host. You can get this info from your web host.
  5. We would suggest you keep the table prefix different than the default “wp”. Using a different prefix will make your database more secure and will make it hard for any unauthorized person to guess it.

Submit the details in the end. This would connect the database with your WordPress account.

5.Run the WordPress Installation

You have successfully completed the primary steps and now you need to press the final button. After this step, you can set up one of the best WordPress blog themes and make your site live on the web.

So far, you have finished your step of WordPress installation. Go to next steps complete your website.


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