Do you already own a domain
and have you already booked a webspace
? Then you are almost ready to install WordPress on the server. If you do not want to use the 1&1 Click & Build application, you can also install WordPress manually. First of all, you will need a free FTP client
, like FileZilla, and you will have to create a MySQL5 database
. For more information on this, please read the "Installing WordPress via FTP" section in the blue text box at the bottom of this page.
Once you have taken care of the above guidelines, then you are ready to download the current version of WordPress
and unpack the ZIP archive with a suitable program, such as WinRar. Alternatively, you can simply use the built-in Windows ZIP extractor:
right click the folder and select the "extract" option from the menu. Then create a new text file with the name ".htaccess.txt"
in the unzipped directory named "wordpress" (right click -> select "new" -> select "text document"). Open it with a text editor and add the following two lines (without quotation marks): "AddType x-mapp-php5.php" and "AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php" (please note the space before the file transfer).
Next, rename the file "wp-config-sample.php"
, which is in the unpacked folder, to "wp-config.php" and then edit the following entries with a text editor:
- On the line define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here')
, insert the name of your MySQL5 database.
- On the line define('DB_USER', 'username_here')
, add the database user name.
- On the line define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here')
, insert the database password.
The next step requires you to generate a security key
by visiting this link
. Copy the generated data and replace the corresponding placeholders in your "wp-config.php" file, then save the file.
Now it is time for you to load the contents of the unzipped WordPress folder
– but not the folder itself – into the main directory of your webspace. A free FTP client like FileZilla can be used for this purpose. Please also refer to the blue textbox "Installing WordPress via FTP" below.
Once the files are transferred, run the WordPress installation by typing your domain and WordPress directory (/wp-admin) into the address line of your web browser. The installation file is called "install.php"
. The input should look like this: "www.YourDomain.com/wp-admin/install.php"
. If your WordPress data is located in a subdirectory on the server instead of in the main directory, adjust the input as follows: "www.YourDomain.com/subdirectory/wp-admin/install.php".
After the welcome message appears, set a blog title
, enter your e-mail address
, and set a password
. For your blog to be listed on Google, you should also check the option "I want my blog to appear in search engines like Google." Otherwise, your blog will not be found by search engines.Start the installation process
by clicking on "Install WordPress".