Requirements to install WordPress on local host:
- Xampp application (We are going to use two services Apache and MySQL)
You can get Xampp from here (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html)
You can get latest version of wordpress from here (http://wordpress.org/download/)
Step: 1: Installing Xampp on windows machine. Run the installation file, if you have downloaded the installer or unzip the Zip archive.
Install service (Apache and MySQL)
Note: Both the services should be in started started. Also check this link http://localhost/xampp/, if this works you are done with installing Xampp.
Step:2: Create database to install WordPress, open phpMyAdmin available under tools (http://localhost/phpmyadmin/). Create new database with utf8_unicode_ci character set.
Note: Here i have created DB with name chaetakadai.
Step:3: Installing WordPress, unzip WordPress and do the following changes in “wp-config-sample.php“ file.
Check with the following:
DB_NAME: chaetakadai (Database name which you have created)
DB_USER: root (User name for MySql)
DB_PASSWORD: Empty (You can also add password)
DB_HOST: localhost (Must be localhost, since we are installing WordPress on local host)
After editing wp-config-sample.php, rename it as ”wp-config.php“. Now add the WordPress folder in the location c:\xampp\htdocs (C: is where i have installed Xampp) i.e WordPress files are available at c:\xampp\htdocs\ WordPress (http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php is you installation page). You can also paste WordPress files directly in htdocs, if you have done this way then http://localhost/wp-admin/install.php is you installation page. Continue with WordPress installation,
WordPress has been installed successfully
Welcome to WordPress
That’s it you are done..!