Uploading WordPress Engine to Server

WordPress is a popular content management system, which allows to install your theme, customize it, and adjust it to your needs.

You need to upload and install WordPress CMS before installing a template itself. Let’s learn how to upload WordPress engine to server.

Preparation
  1. To upload WordPress, first, you’ll have to download it to your personal computer.
  2. Then unpack it with any archive manager, which supports .zip format. It can be WinRar, WinZip, Stuffit Expander. Choose the one that is more convenient for you.
  3. Once the archive is unpacked, upload the files to the www or public_html directory.
  4. To upload files to the server you can use cPanel, or do it by the means of FTP client.
Upload WordPress with FTP file manager
  1. First, you have to install an FTP client. Choose the one, that you want to use, download and install it to your hard drive.
  2. Launch your FTP client and set up your hosting server details. You’ll need to define:
    • host (your server’s address);
    • your username;
    • your password;
    • port (usually it is ‘21’).

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  3. After that, you will be able to connect to your server and see the folders, which it contains.
  4. It is quite easy to upload the files to your server’s folder: just drag them from the area, which contains the files on your personal computer, and drop them to the area, where your server’s folder is opened.
  5. You’ll see the uploading process in the progress bar. The progress may take a while.
How to upload WordPress using cPanel

The cPanel interfaces may differ, depending on what hosting you are using, but the steps it usually takes to upload files are similar.

  1. Log in to your hosting Control Panel (cPanel).
  2. Go to the root server directory. It is usually named www or public_html.
  3. Find the Upload button and upload the necessary files.
  4. Uncompress them with the Extract button on your top toolbar.
  5. Congratulations! Everything is done!