Before starting off with how to install WordPress locally, let us begin with what it means to install something locally. A local installation means to perform a software installation on your local computer. As simple as that. Every time an installer program is opened, you need to select its destination. On opening it, you will be given a choice of saving it either in the hard disk or the directory. Now, if you choose to install it on the external hard drive, it will still be taken as a local install only for the reason that it is performed on your local computer. But if you want to install it on WordPress hosting instead, click here.
What are the advantages of installing WordPress locally?
Installing WordPress locally is as much a delight for a businessman as for a techie. After choosing a WordPress hosting for your website, if you plan to perform install operation for WordPress locally, you will have the following advantages over others:
1. Faster response and speed time for page loading
2. Easy access to work results
3. Easy to restart the server in case of an error
4. Option to check your work multiple times before putting it live
Before installing WordPress locally, allow us to give you a brief overview of the stages that are involved while carrying out this operation. Also, ensure that you have at least PHP version 4.3+ and MySQL database server version 4+.
The stages to install WordPress locally are as follows:
1. Downloading and installing a WAMP/XAMPP server
2. WAMP/XAMPP activation
3. Downloading and Installing WordPress
5. Filling out your details
1. Downloading and Installing a WAMP/XAMPP server
As a PC user, installing a WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL and PHP) server or a XAMPP (Cross-platform Apache MySQL PHP and Pearl) is a must. These servers give you ample of space. In case you don’t have either, download and install them before you go ahead
2. Activating WAMP / XAMPP
After installing WAMP/ XAMPP activate the server by clicking on the control panel application. Here you can see Apache and MySQL options.The green mark next to them indicates that it is running properly. The process is the same for WAMP as well.
3. Downloading and Installing WordPress
Once XAMPP/WAMP is set on your system, install WordPress from wordpress.org for its latest version. After installing the same, go to the location where you have downloaded WordPress and follow these steps:
Step 1– Go to the file location and copy ‘Wordpress’ zip file. Right click on it and select extract here. Create a new folder and rename it according to your convenience to store the extracted files.
Step 2– Double-click on your browser and type ‘localhost/phpmyadmin’ inside your address bar. After pressing enter, it will show the following:
Step 3– In order to create your own database, select the database for your WordPress and click on the ‘create’ option to use it.
Step 4– Type ‘localhost’ inside your browser after finishing step 3 and select the folder that you had created. On finishing this action you will be pushed to the create configurations file page.
Click on the ‘create configuration file’ button followed by ‘lets go’. Now you are very close to putting your WordPress website on local hosting. This is what you will see after you reach the configurations page:
5. Fill in database connection and your own details
Database connection details include database name, username, password, database host and table prefix. Keep the database name same as your WordPress and the username should remain as root since it is a default for MySQL. Leave the other fields as they are. In case you have not used a password earlier leave it as it is as well.
Other details like your email, name, and password can be filled. Once this is done, click on install WordPress and you are all set.
Installing WordPress locally is easy. You can also do the same for MAC. Just a word of caution: there is a difference between the installing the same for MAC and for XAMPP/ WAMP. Do go stepwise and if you face any difficulties while doing the same, let us know by asking about it in the comments section below. We will make sure your doubts and errors get rectified.
As earlier this year we have announced WordPress Hosting on ResellerBytes. We are proud for another addition to the ResellerBytes Marketplace! Now we are introducing WordPress Lite on ResellerBytes – a simple, powerful & complete solution for WordPress websites! Let’s have a look at the plans below:
|Starter Lite||Performance Lite||Business Lite||Professional Lite|
|RAM||2 GB||4 GB||6 GB||6 GB|
|Storage||5 GB||20 GB||40 GB||40 GB|
If you have any questions regarding WordPress Hosting, you can refer to our FAQs here. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
We promised to bring WordPress hosting to you by the end of March and we’ve delivered! Yes, one of our most awaited launches, WordPress hosting is now live on the ResellerBytes platform. WordPress thrived owing to its impeccable user-experience and is considered to be one of the most well-known and widely used comntent management systems for hosting websites. Let’s run you through why our WordPress hosting can help you deliver excellence to your customers.
Why choose WordPress Hosting?
Our WordPress hosting provides you with all the essentials to build resilient websites – speed, reduced load time, auto back-ups and security. WordPress, much like any other CMS or software could be vulnerable to attacks if not upgraded regularly and the same applies to its plugins and core. Don’t worry about frequently updating your WordPress sites, let us take care of that to ensure that you and your customers stay worry-free.
1) Pre-Installed WordPress
You can start building your website immediately and manage all your installations from one place.
2) Automated backups + CodeGuard & SSL
Our WordPress Hosting comes with regular pre-integrated cloud backups powered by CodeGuard. With CodeGuard, even the smallest of changes on your website will be monitored and a ChangeAlert email is sent to notify you regarding any modifications or deletions with a timestamp.
You can restore your website or database to any previous backup version as well as download a zip of contents at any time. You have the option to choose whether you want to restore your files automatically or restore individual files and folders. If CodeGuard’s monitoring process detects any changes to the website source code, the files that changed or were added are transmitted to the CodeGuard repository.
Give your WordPress websites world-class protection with daily malware scans, FTP scans & vulnerability removal with SiteLock! Sit back, relax, and keep those security threats at bay! Did you know that SiteLock has protected more than 1,000,000 online businesses around the globe? That’s more than any other website security or virus scan provider. Get 360° Website Security.
SiteLock’s technology combines patent pending scans with automatic malware removal tools and enterprise-grade firewalls to protect your website. After your website is scanned and secure, you can proudly display the SiteLock Trust Seal which is proven to increase sales. What’s a better way to fortify your websites for your customers!
3) Fully Managed Services
Now spend less time managing and more time doing what you love – building websites. Leave the technical stuff to us!
4) Scalable resources
Planning to start small? No problem. Scale up once your website expands. The best thing about WordPress is that it grows with you. Our WordPress hosting is built on cloud technology and is highly scalable. You can add up to 8 CPU cores and 8GB RAM to boost your site on the fly.
5) Intuitive Dashboard
ResellerBytes WordPress Hosting gives you a feature-rich control panel to manage your WordPress Websites, Email, SSL & more as well as monitor usage of CPU Cores and RAM on.your package. You also have the convenience of managing custom WordPress panels for easy SSL installations. You can:
- Monitor resource utilization
- Install & Manage WordPress instances
- Access Email, Backups & Security
- Login to WordPress Dashboard
Now that you’re well-versed with what we have to offer, you can have a look at plans in the table below.
|RAM||2 GB||4 GB||6 GB||6 GB|
|Storage||5 GB||20 GB||50 GB||80 GB|
|CodeGuard||1 GB||5 GB||10 GB||25 GB|
(promos 1st month)
Did you know that a 2-second delay in page load time causes 87% abandonment of websites (according to Aberdeen Group, gomez.com, akamai.com)? We offer a complete solution that takes care of speed, security and makes WordPress extremely simple. If you have any questions regarding WordPress Hosting, you can refer to our FAQs here. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.