Getting Started: How to Install WordPress
WordPress is a free, open source software which can be installed on any server. Installing WordPress is a simple task and, in this tutorial, we’ll show you the basics of installing WordPress on your server.
What is the difference between Installing WordPress and WordPress.com
Setuping up a blog at WordPress.com and get your site online is a different process than installing WordPress on your server.
WordPress.com has every file stored on their server which requires an account with them. However, once you have WordPress installed on your server, you will be bypassing WordPress.com and using your Hosting server to keep the blog’s data.
That grants you the ability to manage the WordPress site yourself without the need to go through WordPress.com.
Methods to install WordPress on your server
WordPress is a free program which you can get online in two different ways.
Installing WordPress with Softaculous.
Servers which have Softaculous installed in the cPanel allow you to install WordPress using just a few clicks. Softaculous will upload the files, configure the database, and arrange the installation all for you with a need to download any files or change anything.
Installing WordPress manually
For servers which do not have Softaculous installed (VPS and Dedicated servers won’t have Softaculous installed as this needs a license.), you may install WordPress by downloading the files and uploading them to your server.
This requires you to set up a database and database user; upload the files using FTP or the File manager and then configure the ‘wp-config.php’ file on the server.