“Localhost wordpress installation without buying hosting”
How to install WordPress on localhost or on your desktop computer is a very popular question. WordPress is majority website tools for designing a website. There are more than 34% of websites run on the WordPress platform.
Here you will get 3 option for your windows system.
Choose latest version 7.3.6 / PHP 7.3.6
Click on Download button and an EXE file will be downloaded
Download size: 148MB
Run installation once downloads keep c drive a destination for your Xampp folder. however, you can give another location as well.
Once finished it will create a folder name “Xampp” in C drive.
2. Create a project in Xampp
Once installed of Xampp now go to C drive
Look for Xampp folder and click on it
Findthe htdocs folder and click on that.
Now, I am creating a new project or website so, I’m creating a folder.
My folder name is “mynewwebsite“.
3. Download Lastest version of WordPress
As you will finish to create a project name folder, go to wordpress.org
Click on Download WordPress 5.2.2
A WordPress ZIP file will be downloaded on your download folder
Go to download folder and right click on WordPress-5.2.2.Zip
Click on Cut or copy
Go to C drive and look for Xampp
Open Xampp folder then go to the htdocs folder
Now I am going to my new project folder which is “mynewwebsite“
Open this folder and CTLR +V or paste WordPress Zip file here
Now right click on WordPress ZIP file and click on extract here
A WordPress folder will be generated.
Open the WordPress folder and cut/copy all files and folder in that folder
Past it in the mynewwebsitefolder and delete the WordPress folder and also ZIP file.
4. Start Apache and MySQL
Search Xampp in your windows search box
You will get Xampp control panel and click on that
The xampp control panel will open as in theabove image
Click on Start for Apache
Click on start for MySQL
Now server now Live.
5. Create a database
Go to browser and type URL http://localhost/phymyadmin/
You will get into the phpmyadmin dashboard
Click on Database
Now enter the database name I am giving here “mynewwesbite” as the database name.
Click on create
The database will be created.
6. Install WordPress on localhost
Open browser and type URL as http://localhost/mynewwebsite/
Select a language from the list and click on continue.
Now site name and user login details will required
Enter site title like “Mynewwebsite“
Create a username as per your choice.
Create a password as per your choice.
Enter email ID where installation details will be sent.
Click on install WordPress
Congrats! Your WordPress has been installed over your localhost or on your desktop machine.
Login to WordPress Admin
Go to browser and type URL as http://localhost/mynewwebsite/wp-admin/
Type your user name and password those entered during installation
You are now on WordPress dashboard
“How to Install WordPress on localhost” is easy.
Yes. I have described thoroughly about how to install wordpress on local host and it is very easy process.
WordPress installation on localhost is simple process and take 10-15 minutes to setup wordpress. You can create your WordPress based projects on your system without required online server of web hosting.
Hosting is not required for a localhost WordPress installation. it will run as it runs on an online server.
Later on you can shrift your project to your online server.