Downloaded WordPress and the testing server software.
Installed the testing server.
Created a database.
Extracted WordPress to the ‘htdocs’ folder.
To start the WordPress Installation, type in your browser:
localhost\and the folder name that WordPress was extracted to…
This is the site folder inside your testing server (htdocs). For example:
This can also be: https://example.com/wp-activate.php
This will start the WordPress installation (from the WordPress files you extracted earlier).
Select the language you require.
Start the installation…
When you get to the ‘Enter the Database Connection Details‘ part of the installation, fill in exactly the same details you entered, when you created the phpMyAdmin user account and database. This includes the username, password, hostname. etc.
Click the ‘Submit’ button and the next dialogue box will appear.
At this point if there are any error’s, WordPress will let you know (see Part 3 – WordPress Installation Error).
If all is well, click ‘Run the installation…
Add the site, and ‘site user’ logon information…
WordPress installs and the next dialogue box appears:
Login to your WordPress website with the ‘site user’ login details…
You will then be taken to the WordPress site ‘Dashboard’.
Running (installing) WordPress will update your WordPress files installed in your htdocs site folder. It will also populate your database with the WordPress file structure (tables).
WordPress will let you know if everything was successfully installed.