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How to Host WordPress Website Locally

Step By Step Tutorial to Host wordpress Website Locally

Local wordpress Install Steps

1. Download WordPress from WordPress.org
2. Download Apche & MySql Server for windows/linux/mac – Eg. is Xampp, Ampps etc.
3. Run Xamp -> Start Apache and MySql Servers.
4. Copy and extract the WordPress-{version}.zip file in C: / Xampp / htdocs / YOURDIRECTORYNAME
5. You can access your latest wordpress using any browser and typing http://localhost/YOURDIRECTORYNAME
6. Installation will begin and proceed with selecting your desired language
7. You have to create a MySql Database – Open http://localhost/phpmyadmin to bring MySql Server Management Window
8. In the left sidebar you will find a list of pre-created databases. Select one of them or create a new db.
9. Click on new and name your database my_wp_db or any name of your choice.
10. Go to your YOURDIRECTORYNAME folder and edit wp-config-sample.php in notepad.
11. You have to fill the data as follows :
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘my_wp_db’);

/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’);

/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”);

/** MySQL hostname */
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

/** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

If you don’t know your Db User and Password you can create one using the Privilages >> User Accounts in phpmyadmin.
Or got to Xampp >> Passwords.txt
12. If worpress installation presents a form to you enter the respective details.

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