Do you want to know how to install WordPress Using WAMP on your computer?
To install WordPress, there are several methods such as installed via hosting, XAMPP, and more. In this article, we’ll show you to setting up WordPress with WAMP which is quite handy and easy to set up.
What is WAMP? Is it free to use WAMP Server?
WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP Web development platform on Windows that allows you to create and manage the server and database of the web application.
Yes, WAMP is totally free to use which is available on both 32 bits and 64 bits.
It is mainly used by the PHP developers to develop their project on a local windows system.
Some features of using WAMP:
- Able to access the logs file and setting files
- Properly manage the server settings
- Manage your Apache, MySQL and MariaDB services
- Allow to create an alias and used VirtualHosts as hosters
How to Download and Set Up WAMP on Windows PC?
The first thing to install WAMP, you need to download the WAMP on your PC and setting up for WordPress. Simply go to download WAMP software and Click on the “Start using Wampserver”.
You can see the 64 BITS and 32 BITS options, you can choose anyone according to your PC’s operating system.
Once downloaded, Click the WAMP execution file to run the installation. Follow the instructions carefully during the installation process. After a while your installation is completed, Now you can officially activate the WAMP Server.
How to Create a New Database Using PHPMyAdmin?
To start WAMP and create the database via PHPMyadmin, Click on the WAMPServer icon. At the bottom taskbar, you’ll see the green “W” icon click the left button and go to PHPmyadmin to setting up the database for WordPress.
You’ll turn to the PHPMyadmin login page. Add the Username – root and keep the Password blank as default. Click on the Go button.
After it logged in, click on the databases and create your database name for WordPress for e.g. WP_test. Next, click on the Create button.
How to install WordPress locally on your PC?
If you’re looking to download WordPress then head to the WordPress.org and click on the Get WordPress. It will take you to the download page, click on the Download button then it will download as a zip file.
You need to extract the zip file and move or copy the WordPress folder to the into the C:\wamp64\www folder and paste it. You can change the name of the folder anything you want which will be the URL like this http://localhost/folder-name. In our case, it will be http://localhost/wordpress.
Next, To Configure the WordPress Installation you can follow the below steps:
- Enter the http://localhost/wordpress in the address bar of a web browser.
- First, you have to choose the language then once click on Create a Configuration File.
- Next, click on the “Let’s go” button.
- Now, you need to fill the database name, username, password, host, and table prefix like this:
Database name: wp_test (Set the created database name)
Username: root (MYSQL default username and password)
Password: (keep it blank)
Database Host: localhost
Table Prefix: wp_
- At last, click on the submit button.
If you get a successful message then WordPress is connected to your “WP_test” database. Move forward and click on the “Run Installation”.
On the next page, you’ll ask to add your Site Title, Username, Password, and Email. Once you completed filling the required box click on the “Install WordPress” button.
Finally, you’re successful to install WordPress. Now, you can proceed ahead by clicking the log in button.
By this way, you can easily and quickly set up WordPress locally.
To wrap it all up, hope you’ve learned to install WordPress using WAMP. Particularly, WAMP is developed for the Windows computer. So, make sure before installing WAMP on your PC.
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