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Installation of WordPress on Hosting

The latest version (v3.2.1) of WordPress software was download from WordPress.org local computer in previous tutorial. It's time to install WordPress on a web hosting account in this tutorial.

Step 1: Create a new MySQL Database and User for WordPress

Let’s create a new MySQL Database. The installation of WordPress software require a MySQL Database. Also create a new user to use the Database. Remember to grant privilege for the user to use the WordPress Database. All these steps can easily be done with PHPMyAdmin as shown in the diagram below.

Create WordPress database

Step 2: Upload Files to Hosting

Uploading all files of WordPress to the home directory of hosting account. Remember to maintain the files and directory structures.

Upload wordpress files to hosting

Step 3: Open the Install Web Page

Everything is ready. Let’s start installing WordPress by accessing the install web page at:

http://www.YourDomainName.com/wp-admin/install.php

The following screen will appear.

Start install wordpress

Click on the "Create a Configuration File" button. The next screen will advise you about thedatabase information.

Start install wordpress

Don’t worry, the new Database and user have been created in Step 1.Click on the "Let’s go!" button.

Step 4: Enter the Database and User Information 

Just fill in the Database and user information that created in Step 1.

Wordpress Database

Click the Submit button when the Database and User information are entered.

If the information are correct and everything goes well, the following screen will be shown:

Install WordPress

Simply click on the "Run the install" button.

Step 5: Enter Blog and Admin Information

WordPress Blog Information

Step 6: Installation Success

The installation of WordPress is finished and success if the screen below appear.

Install WordPress finished

Now WordPress was installed successfully on my hosting account. The next step is to see how to customize the default WordPress theme, and how to manage the WordPress blog.