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WordPress is known as the most popular blogging platform and content management system. New users are often surprised when we tell them that WordPress is also well known for its ease of installation. All best WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress within few clicks. In most circumstances, installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete. In this WordPress installation tutorial, our goal is to offer a comprehensive WordPress installation tutorial for beginners and advanced users alike. We will show you how to install WordPress manually for beginners. We will explain how to install WordPress manually for our new users.

Things You Need Before Installing WordPress:

  • Domain
  • Hosted Account

Manually installing WordPress using FTP is also known as the famous 5 minute install. To install WordPress using FTP, you need to have a FTP software (Or Cpanel account, with DCHQ all web hosted accounts are provided with a Cpanel account).

First thing you need to do is download the latest version of WordPress. Unzip the file, and use the FTP software to upload the files into your web host directory of your choice.

If you want to install WordPress in the main domain, then you want to install it in your /public_html/ directory. If you want it in a subfolder, then upload it in a folder /public_html/foldername/

Once you are done uploading WordPress, go to your hosting control panel to create a database. We are using cPanel web hosting, so our screenshots will be of cPanel. In your cPanel, find the icon like this:


You will see a field to create a new database. Enter your database name, and click “Create Database”


Now that you have created your database, it is time to run the install. Go to the URL where you uploaded WordPress. If it is in the main domain, then you will simply go to

You will see a page like this:


Click on the button to create the configuration page. The next screen will show you the information you need to have (database name, database username and password, database host, and table prefix). Simply click on the Let’s go button. Next you will see the form to enter all the information.


Once you enter the information, click on the submit button. It will take you the page that has the button to Run the Install. Click on it.


On the next screen, you will see the form to enter your website’s information. This information would be your site’s title, your username, password, and email.


Click Install WordPress, and you are golden. On the next screen, you will see the Success note with your username and password. Click on the login button and start writing.

REMEMBER: By default, to access your WordPress Admin dashboard again simply type into your address bar whatever you chose for your installation location (usually this is the root of your website) and be sure to add “/wp-admin” to log in.