How to install WordPress? Maybe this question came to your mind when you searched many roads through internet in the expedition called “How to build my own Website”. Probably, you already heard about WordPress project. In that case you are in the right place.
Here, I want to show you how you can install WordPress on your local machine, step by step with self explanatory illustration. However, if you like film way, see second video in our video series about WordPress: Feel the Platform Itself. The title is How to Install WordPress on XAMPP.
Live website or web presentation of your business needs hosting and domain name. Hosting is a place where your site exists, other name is server. This space usually is rented from varies company’s for money (year based fee). Domain name must be unique, and also should be payed one time per year.
Our solution with local machine is good for the beginning because it is free, but in that case you don’t have a unique name and your site isn’t live (there are no viewers from internet, only you can see it). Later when you master your skills and build your website you can buy your own domain name and hosting place, and migrate your project on web.
What is XAMPP?
XAMPP is an open source software package developed by Apache friends. According to their own website, Apache Friends is a non-profit project to promote the Apache web server and it is home to the XAMPP project. This package already exists about 10 years. He has an enormous base of users. Under the hub XAMPP contains MariaDB, PHP and, Perl.
How to install WordPress?
After the XAMPP installation, we are allowed to install WordPress. This is a very simple procedure, just follow the directions.
After installation click on “Log In”, put your credentials and again click on “Log In” button. Welcome to the WordPress Dashboard or Admin Panel – management behind the curtains. This is a command center of each WordPress based website.
In the next post we are going to see more details of dashboard itself, and to learn how to manage your own website.