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 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.)
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.
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).
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.
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
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.