How to Install WordPress Safely and Conveniently?

WordPress consists of a large number of (php) files that have to be loaded onto the web server and a (MySQL) database that the web server has to address in order to save the content as well as various configuration settings and user data.

The following procedure describes the most convenient way to install WordPress on Swizzonic hosting.

Prepare to install

Download WordPress

Download the current WordPress version from https://de.wordpress.org/ or https://wordpress.org/. Since the language can be selected during installation, it no longer matters which address you download WordPress from.

FTP access or file manager

The WordPress installation files need to get to the server. To do this, either create a new account under FTP access or use the integrated file manager. It is more convenient to upload the entire .zip file and unpack it on the server than to upload the 1000+ individual files that make up WordPress via FTP.

file manager

With the help of the Swizzonic file manager in your user account, you can easily create directories and manage files. FTP access is therefore not necessary to install or customize a WordPress installation.

Upload WordPress via file manager

Unzip the zip file directly on the server and then move it.

Unzip and move filesUnzip and move files

basic configuration

Start editing the domain name in the main menu under Manage products / basic configuration by clicking on the edit icon on the far right of the domain name.

Swizzonic basic configuration/edit iconIn the menu Basic Configuration / Edit Icon / Click Open

Enter as “Path on the web space or forwarding destination” the path to your directory on the server and add a “wordpress” folder. This folder will be created automatically if you have ticked the “Create path” checkbox. Otherwise you can create the directory using the file manager or unpack the wordpress-nnnzip directly and move it to this folder. (See below)

Path on the web space for WordPressPath for WordPress in its own directory (create or select)

In the register ideas set the PHP edition to the highest “Stable” version (e.g. 5-56STABLE (5.6.0). At PHP version use on DEFAULT and then click save.

PHP settingsPHP settingsBasic Configuration/SettingsBasic Configuration/Settings

MySQL database

WordPress requires a database. You can do this in the user account with the command MySQL databases and New SQL DB create.

MySQL database overviewMySQL database overview

Create a New SQL DB. Database name and database user are identical. You can freely choose the password when creating it. (4-200 characters). For the database version, select the latest stable version (currently MySQL 5.6)

The selected version decides under which host address the database is addressed. This is usually mysql5.your-company.ch (where your-company.ch must of course be replaced with your actual domain name).

Create MySQL databaseCreate MySQL database

You will need the name and the password you just created for the database later. Therefore, it is best to copy it into a text file now.

installation routine

If you now have the WordPress files in the right place on the server and have set up the database, you can start the installation routine directly via the browser by calling up your DOMAIN. In the first step you choose the language for the installation, which you can change later.

Language selection during WordPress installationLanguage selection during WordPress installation

After a short explanation, enter the database access data in the next step so that a wp-config.php can be created. If you created and uploaded this file manually, this step will be skipped.

Preparation for creating the wp-config.phpPreparation for creating the wp-config.php

Enter database access data

Enter database access data

After that, the actual installation of WordPress begins.

Ready to installReady to install5 minute install5 minute installWordPress is installedWordPress is installed and you can log in via your-company.ch/wp-admin

You can find more information on how to design an attractive website with WordPress here at faq.swizzonic.ch.