It is one of the most popular feature of WordPress that you can Install WordPress on Local Server or localhost using WAMP or XMAPP. Before building a WordPress blog you can easily test it in local server and you can also develop themes or plugins easily using localhost. You can test, customize your WordPress blog using local server even if you don’t have an internet connection. It’s easy to install WordPress on local server using WAMP and Here the step by step process.
P.S. (This tutorial only for Windows operating system.)
1St Step: Download and Install WAMP Server on Your PC
At first you need to install a WAMP server on your PC because before Installing WordPress or any other CMS on your PC you need to convert your PC as local sever and WAMP is a local server. You can easily Install a WAMP server, just go to this link and Download WAMP. You should download the perfect version of WAMP. WAMP has two versions for 32 bit and 64 bit windows, so download the proper version according to your PC. You can download 32 bit because it works both on 32 and b4 bit and it also works better.
Once download complete, just run and install the WAMP on your PC by following on-screen instructions. The default targeted Drive is C Drive and you can change it if you want to install it on a different drive. By default it will use Internet Explorer Browser but you can change it to Mozila Firefox or Google Chrome.
2ND Step: Run WAMP server and Create a new Database
When you install a WAMP server on your PC, you need to run the server. When the server is turned on, you will see the WAMP icon (W) on your PC taskbar. If the W icon is Red then the server is not running, if it is Orange, then the server partially running and if it is Green, then the server is running. If the server shows that it’s not running, then you can simply run it. Just right-click on the WAMP icon on your PC taskbar and click Start All Service to run the server.
Once your server run you need to create a Database to install WordPress on local server. To create a database, follow the steps below
- Click on the WAMP server icon and then click on phpMyAdmin
- phpMyAdmin will open with your default browser
- Click on Database to create a new Database
- Give a name and click Create Database.
3Rd Step: Install WordPress on Local Server
Before Install WordPress you need to download the latest version of WordPress from WordPress website. You can Download WordPress from here. Once the download completed, Go to your PC Drive where you install WAMP server, supposes C: Drive. Click on C: Drive and then click WAMP and open www folder. Exact the WordPress zip file which you have already downloaded and copy the WordPress folder here.
- Now open your browser with the address http://localhost/
- Click on Create a Configuration File and click Next
- In this screen you will need to provide several database information such as Database Name, User name, Password, Database Host and Table Prefix.
- You can provide a database name anything you want, user name is root, No Password will give, Database host is localhost and if you want, you can change the table prefix anything you want like ma_ or fa_ and Click Next.
- In this screen you will see Run the Install option, click here.
- On the next screen you will need to provide Site Title, User Name, Password and Your E-mail and Click Install WordPreess.
Wow! You have done. Installing WordPress on Local Server is really easy, just follow above 3 steps to do it. Sometimes you may face the problem to run a WAMP server on your PC. In most of the cases Wamp icon doesn’t turn green, it means that the port needed for starting the WAMP server is busy by another application and Skype is the common application. So Quite Skype to run Wamp Server.
Let’s have a look at my Video Tutorial on YouTube about How to Install WordPress on Local Server Using WAMP.
If you face any problem to Install WordPress on Local Server, please let me know by comment bellow. I’ll try my best to give better solutions.
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