How to install WordPress on your domain

Free Themeforest theme with license
October 29, 2016
Show all

How to install WordPress on your domain

WordPress is one of the most widely used CMS on the Internet. More than 40% of all websites are powered by WordPress. In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on any web hosting account.

Basic Requirements for setting up your own WordPress site is as follows:

  • You need atleast basic web hosting account that support PHP execution and database. (You can get one here)
  • Domain that you want to use for your site. (You can get domain with 10% discount here using coupon code "")
  • FTP software to upload files to server. (You can get one from for free)

Step 1: Download the WordPress installation package

To start the installation process, first you need to download WordPress source from it's official website. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of 

Once you click on the Download button for the latest WordPress version (Zip File), the installation package will be saved to your hard disk. Locate the installation package that you've just downloaded and extract it to a new folder. 

Step 2: Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server

Now, you need to upload the extracted files and folders to your web server. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via FTP. You can get details for FTP login form your hosting provider's control panel.

Once the download is complete, extract the zip and upload wordpress folder's contents to your web hosting account. You can do that via FTP using a client application like Filezilla or via Control Panel -> File Manager -> Upload file(s). If you want this WordPress installation to be main for your website, the files should reside in the public_html folder of your account. However, you can always make a subfolder (i.e. public_html/blog) if you want to run only part of your website on WordPress.