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WordPress Installation on Live Server (based on Bluehost)

Bluehost is one of the most popular servers. From this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install WordPress on it to start creating your website.

This tutorial is meant to guide you through the process of WordPress installation. As you might know, there are lots of web hosting services, such as HostGator, SiteGround, GoDaddy, and much more.

This specific tutorial is based on one of the most popular web hosts – Bluehost, to which you can subscribe using this link.

Generally speaking, the process of WordPress installation can be roughly divided into 3 steps. This allows to upload WordPress to the server, create a database, and actually install the WordPress CMS. Keep reading to learn about these steps in more details!

Uploading WordPress to Server

Step 1 — First, you need to download the latest version of WordPress to your hard drive. As a result, the compressed WordPress package will be downloaded to your computer.

Step 2 — Next, navigate to your Bluehost server cPanel and open the File Manager tool.

navigate to your Bluehost server cPanel and open the File Manager tool

Step 3 — Then select the Web Root directory and click the Submit button.

select the Web Root directory

Step 4 — You will be redirected to the File Manager panel, where you have to click the Upload button on the top bar in order to upload your WordPress archive.

File Manager panel

Step 5 — Click the Choose File button and select the files you want to upload. The progress bar in the bottom-right corner indicates how much time is left before the uploading is finished.

Upload file section

Step 6 — As soon as you see the Complete notification, you can go back to the file manager. Click the Go Back option to do so.

Step 7 — Now extract the WordPress package. Check the file you’ve just uploaded and click the Extract button on the top bar. After the extraction finishes, you can delete the archive from your file manager.

settings at File Manager

Step 8 — Then you need to scroll down and navigate to the database tools block on your cPanel. Here click the MySQL Wizard tool to create a new database.

click the MySQL Wizard tool to create a new database

Creating a Database and Database User

Step 1 — Type in your new database name in the corresponding field. Save it somewhere safe in order to have access to it whenever it’s necessary. Click the Next Step button to move further.

Type in your new database name

Step 2 — Create a new database user. Thereupon, fill in all the required fields and don’t forget to save these credentials somewhere within your reach. Then click the Create User button.

fill in all the required fields

Step 3 — Since you’ve succeded with previous steps, you are ready to Add a User to the Database. Check All Privileges and click the Next Step button.

Add a User to the Database

Finally, you proceed to a green notice, that informs you about the particular user’s privileges to the newly created database.

complete the task

The actual WordPress installation

Step 1 — Open your browser and input your domain address in the address bar. Don’t forget to specify the WordPress installation folder at the end. The WordPress installation screen will open.

Step 2 — Now you can see the Select language dropdown, where you can choose a language, which is convenient for you. Click the Continue button.

Select language dropdow

Step 3 — The next screen informs you that you need your database details to proceed further. Click the Let’s go button to move on.

database details

Step 4 — Fill in the next tab’s required fields, such as Database Name, Username, and Password. (Pay attention, that this is the same data from steps 1 and 2 of Creating a database block!) Click the Submit button to continue.

Creating a database block

Step 5 — Afterwards, click the Run the installation button.

click the Run the installation button

Step 6 — The Welcome screen informs you that it will take only five more minutes to finish the WordPress installation process. Type in all the necessary information, such as Site Title, Username, Password and your Email. Don’t forget to save all this information. After that, you proceed to the Success! screen by clicking the Install WordPress. Click the Log in button to log in to your WordPress Dashboard.

Welcome screen informs you for the WordPress installation

Step 7 — Now input your Username and Password to move further. Click the Log in button. Finally, you can open the WordPress Dashboard.

input your Username and Password

Thank you for your attention!