How to install WordPress on local computer

Installing Xampp  

After having knowledge about WordPress Blog & website, You must be enthusiastic to start creating the first WordPress blog or websit but before we get started, you have to have a localhost server on your personal Computer so that you can install WordPress just like one can install WordPress on a remote server as a self hosted website.

Let me tell you that installing WordPress is no more daunting as you can conveniently download a complete package that will provide you total control over your web designing suit. This will arouse curiosity to learn in a simple way by getting knowledge that how easy is to create your first WordPress Website & Blog, Nevertheless it has some technicalities involved during installation but rest of the things are a piece of cake.

What is Xampp?

Xampp is a complete package that provides all the essential tools that are required to run WordPress on a local host (your personal computer). XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.

Current beta version for

Windows (1.8.0-beta1):

  • Apache (2.2.22)
  • MySQL (5.5.20)
  • PHP (5.3.10)
  • phpMyAdmin (3.4.9)
  • OpenSSL (1.0.0g)
  • XAMPP Control Panel (3.0.11)

Let’s Get started:

Installaing local host server:

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html page
  2. Click “Xampp” next to Home icon on top menu navigation bar.
  3. Scroll down and click “XAMPP for Windows” link.
  4. On the next page, scroll down again and click “XAMPP” under “Download” category.
  5. Under XAMPP FOR WINDOWS click on “ZIP” which is 149Mb in size.
  6. Download and save into your hard drive.
  7. After Downloading click to extract on the desire location. (Please install winzip if you don’t already have to extract the file)
  8. Extract XAMPP on you hard drive. It will create a desktop icon for starting the program.
  9. Doboule click on icon. A dialauge box will appear. Click Apache Start button and when it shows Apache is Running then click Start Mysql button to start it as well.
  10. Now you have successfully installed and running XAMPP.
  11. Go to web browser and type “localhost/xampp” in the browser address bar.
  12. Now you are on Xampp index file on Apache server.

So this was the Xampp installation process & it is neccessary to install so that WordPress could be installed on the local host.

In the next level we would create a mysql data base and then install WordPress on the local host.


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