This do-it-yourself guide will show you step by step how to install WordPress manually onto your web server. You should already have a domain name and web hosting account but if not you may want to check out Bluehost. They give you a free domain name to go along with their web hosting plans.
Step 1: Create a MySQL Database For Your Blog
The first thing you need to do is create a MySQL database for WordPress to use. This will be used by WordPress to store all the content and settings for your blog. The following video shows you how to create a MySQL database, a MySQL user and then assigning the user privileges to manage your database.
After completing this step you should have three pieces of information.
- Database Name
- Database Username
- Database Password
Write this down as you will need it later on in the process. [Continue reading]