install wordpress to your web

WordPress is a largest web engine application used by lots of web master around the world. It is easy to install and there are lots of plugins, widgets, themes, and tutorial in the internet. So For my first web site, which is I buy the name by my self, I use wordpress as the engine. It will give me easily controlling the content. But still I need to re-condition a little bit on the layout. Adding some extra google ad-sense and will be lots of space for commercials. I got the inspiration from my friend website, . Thanks Mr. Goenawan for the idea.

The co-creator of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg in his site show you the recent wordpress engine can do. So with lots of tutorial who doesn’t want to have his own website. And you know what, the latest version of wordpress is 2.7.1 and you can choose to have in Indonesian language or Sunda language. Well, I m sundaness so it is quite surprising.

First I download the wordpress original file from www.wordpress.org. Because I already get use to open source/ Linux, I downloaded the tar.gz file called wordpress-mu.tar.gz. Or you can straight download it from here. But I suggest you already have your own hosting. If you don’t have one, maybe you can considered my friend webhosting, www.galuhweb.com. He puts a very cheap price but with full customization and technology.

Back to the main idea. Open your cpanel, go to file manager, public_html or www, then upload your wordpress there. Then select it and extract it there. Except if you want to put it in the different directory then create one under public_html folder.

After extraction you will see a folder called wordpress-mu. If you want to put your wordpress as your main web, then select all the directories and file inside wordpress-mu and move them all to the public_html. There you go, one step has just finished.

WordPress using php as his main programming language. And the database use sql. The one quite reliable to use as a database. So the next step is creating our own sql database. All I know until now is the wordpress only need one database. The table and etch will be created automaticaly. So in this step you only need to create database name, user and password for it. You can use PhpMyAdmin for ease use in your cpanel. Click create new database and put a name on it. Anything you like but becareful, don’t forget it. And one other thing, sometime the phpmyadmin will put a unique name behind your database name. For example, you wrote mydata name and then phpmyadmin will put a mydata_webname. Like this mydata_mywebname. This is important when we connect the database to wordpress setting.

Now the setting of your wordpress. By cpanel copy the wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and edit it.

<div style="border: 50px black; overflow: auto; width: auto; height: 300px;"
/**
* The base configurations of the WordPress.
*
**************************************************************************
* Do not try to create this file manually. Read the README.txt and run the
* web installer.
**************************************************************************
*
* This file has the following configurations: MySQL settings, Table Prefix,
* Secret Keys, WordPress Language, and ABSPATH.
*
* This file is used by the wp-config.php creation script during the
* installation.
*
* @package WordPress
*/

// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Pay attention to the this line define('DB_NAME','wordpress'); change the wordpress with your database name. And define('DB_USER','username'); with your username and also the line DB_PASSWORD with your password.

After that all finished, save it then open a new tab browser/ new browser. Go to your url http://www.yourweb.com/wp-admin/install.php and answer each question appear to your need. Including your admin name, email and password. Write down your valid email because your wordpress will really send the password for the first time. Then you can login to Site-Admin menu, put your password then you can configure your wordpress engine. Beware always change your admin password to your known password rather than using wordpress original password.

Good luck. I’ll be writing another wordpress setting some other day. But a mean time you could browse to www.wordpress.org, there are lots of tutorial how to set your wordpress.

Now the wordpress already installed. You can

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