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How to install WordPress on Windows and Windows Server

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To install WordPress on a Windows and Windows Server, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install WAMP Server:
  • Download the latest version of WAMP Server from the official website (https://www.wampserver.com/en/).
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install WAMP Server on your Windows Server.
  1. Configure WAMP Server:
  • After the installation is complete, launch WAMP Server from the desktop or start menu.
  • In the system tray, you will see the WAMP Server icon. Click on it and select “Start All Services” to start the Apache and MySQL services.
  • Ensure that the WAMP Server icon turns green, indicating that the services are running properly.
  1. Download WordPress:
  • Visit the official WordPress website (https://wordpress.org/download/) and download the latest version of WordPress.
  • Extract the downloaded ZIP file to a location on your Windows Server, such as C:\wamp\www\wordpress.
  1. Create a MySQL Database:
  • Open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost/phpmyadmin.
  • Click on “Databases” in the top menu.
  • Enter a name for your WordPress database (e.g., “wordpress_db”) and click “Create”.
  1. Configure WordPress:
  • Rename the wp-config-sample.php file located in the wordpress folder to wp-config.php.
  • Open wp-config.php in a text editor and update the following database details:
    • Replace database_name_here with the name of the database, you created in step 4.
    • Replace username_here with “root” (the default username for WAMP Server).
    • Replace password_here with an empty string (the default password for WAMP Server is empty).
  • Save the changes.
  1. Install WordPress:
  • Open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost/wordpress.
  • The WordPress installation wizard will appear.
  • Select the desired language and click “Continue”.
  • Enter the site information, such as site title, username, password, and email.
  • Click “Install WordPress” to complete the installation.
  1. Access WordPress Admin Dashboard:
  • After the installation is complete, you can access the WordPress admin dashboard by navigating to http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin.
  • Log in using the username and password you set during the installation.

That’s it! You have now installed WordPress on your Windows Server using WAMP Server. You can start building your website or blog by customizing themes, installing plugins, and creating content within the WordPress admin dashboard.