How to install WordPress Manually – Using RFE Hosting

I have had many people ask how this is done, so i figured i might as well make a post about it.

So ill do it step by step in the order i usually do it.

Step 1: Download WordPress from their download side, and save it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect to your hosting account using a ftp client, I recommend Filezilla, or SmartFTP.

  • Enter your server hostname/username/password and connect.
  • Once connected, navigate to your www or public_html folder.
  • Upload the contents of your WordPress zip file to the directory above.
  • Your directory structure should look similar to this: http://screencast.com/t/n0eXti5rZ2

Step 3: Login to your hosting account, and create your mysql database, we use Cpanel:

Step 4: Finish up the WordPress Install

Step 5: Login to your newly “manually” installed WordPress site using the admin login/pass in step 4 – http://screencast.com/t/YWuBrziHRwha


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