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How to install WordPress easily and quickly

WordPress consists of a large number of (php-) files, which have to be uploaded onto the web server, and of a (MySQL-) database that needs to contact the web server in order to save content, as well as different configuration settings and user data.

The following tutorial will show you a very easy and comfortable way to install WordPress on the Swizzonic hosting.

Preparing for the installation

Download WordPress

Download the most recent version of WordPress on wordpress.org. You can choose your language afterwards so it doesn’t matter which language website you downloaded it from.

FTP-Access or File Manager

The installation files of WordPress need to get onto the server. To do so, you can either create a new account under FTP-Access or you can use the already existing File Manager. It’s a lot easier and quicker to upload the full .zip file and unzip it on the server than to upload over 1000 separate files via FTP.

File Manager

By using the Swizzonic file manager, you can create directories and administer files directly in your user account. You don’t even need an FTP access in order to install or configure the WordPress installation.

upload WordPress via the file manager

Unzip the file directly on the server and move it.

Dateien entpacken und verschieben
Unzip and move files

Basis configuration

Edit your DOMAIN name in the main menu under “Administer Products / Basis Configuration” and click onto the “Editing Symbol (and then the pencil) at the very right of your DOMAIN name.

Swizzonic Grundkonfiguration/Bearbeiten Icon
Basis Configuration / Editing Icon / Click “open”

For the “Target” choose the path to the directory on the server and add the folder “wordpress”. This folder will be created automatically if you tick the box “create_path”. Otherwise you can create the folder using your file manager, unzipping “wordpress-n.n.n.zip” and moving it into that folder (more details below)

Pfad auf dem Webspace für WordPress
Path for WordPress in its own directory (create or select)

In the “settings” tab, change the PHP-Edition setting to the highest “stable” version (e.g. 5-56STABLE (5.6.0)). The PHP-Version should be set to STANDARD and then click save.

PHP-Einstellungen
PHP-settings
Grundkonfiguration/Einstellungen
Basis Configuration / Settings

MySQL Database

WordPress needs a database. You can create one in your user account under “MySQL Database / New SQL-DB”.

MySQL Database Overview

Create a new SQL-DB. Name and user of the database are identical. You can choose a new password when creating it (4 – 200 characters). You will choose the newest, most stable version of the database (at the moment MySQL 5.6, but updates are constantly being made)

The chosen version decides under which host address the databased is going to be running. This is usually mysql5.your-company.ch (your-company.ch will have to be substituted by your actual DOMAIN name.)

 

MySQL Datenbank erstellen
Create a MySQL database

You will need the name and the newly created password of the database later in this process! So make sure to copy both into a text file.

Installation Routine

Once WordPress is located in the right place on the server and you have created the database, you can start the installation directly in your browser by calling up your DOMAIN. The first step is to choose your preferred language (you can adapt it later on).

Sprachauswahl bei der WordPress Installation
Choose your preferred language

After a brief annotation, the next step will be to enter your database access data so that a wp-config.php can be created. If you have created this file manually and uploaded it, this step will be skipped.

Vorbereitung zur Erstellung der wp-config.php
Preparing the creating of wp-config.php

Datenbank Zugangsdaten erfassen

Register database access data (This is where you have to enter your database name and username and your newly created password!)

After that, the real installation of WordPress will begin

Bereit für die Installation
Ready to install
5-Minuten-Installation
5-Minute-Installation
WordPress ist installiert
WordPress is now installed and you can log in via www.your-company.ch/wp-admin.

WordPress is now installed. In order to log into your account you will have to enter “www.your-company.ch/wp-admin” into the browser. There you have to enter the username and password that you chose during the installation.

There is more information on how to create an appropriate Internet presence on faq.swizzonic.ch.