Before install the the wordpress you need to learn about the system requirement.
System Requirements for WordPress Installation
Database − MySQL 5.0 +
Web Server −: You can use the following servers according to your Operating System
WAMP (Windows) : Stands for (Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
LAMP (Linux) : Stands for (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
XAMP (Multi-platform) : Stands for (Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl).
MAMP (Macintosh) : Stands for (macOS, Apache, MySQL or MariaDB).
Operating System − Cross-platform
Browser Support − IE (Internet Explorer 8+), Firefox, Google chrome, Safari, Opera
PHP Compatibility − PHP 5.2+
In this tutorial we will install XAMPP Server. So download the xampp and install it for the next process. After install the XAMPP you have a new folder inside the C:\xampp\htdocs. Start the xampp server:-
Goto https://wordpress.org/download/, you will get to see a screen as the following screenshot −
Extract the file and move it to your server htdocs (C:\xampp\htdocs) folder.
Create New Database
To create a new database go to the http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and create a empty database
Next open your browser and navigate to your WordPress file path, then you will get the first screen of the WordPress installer as shown in the following screen. In our case, the path is localhost/< Your_wordpress_folder >. Check below screenshot:-
In next step, you can see the information needed for the database configuration before proceeding with WordPress installation.
Click on Let’s go!
Here, you have to enter the information about the MySQL database as described in the below screen:-
Database Name − Enter the database name which you have created in MySQL database for WordPress.
Username − Enter the user name of your MySQL database.
Password − Enter the password which you had set for MySQL database.
Database Host − Write the host name, by default it will be localhost.
Table Prefix − It is used to add prefix in the database tables which helps to run multiple sites on the same database. It takes the default value.
Next Click on submit button
Now WordPress checks the database configurations and gives you the confirmation screen as shown below.
Click on Run the install
Next you have to enter administrative information.
Site Title − Enter the name of the site which you are going to create in WordPress.
Username − Enter the username as per your choice while logging in the WordPress.
Password − Enter password to protect your site.
Your E-mail − Enter your e-mail address which helps to recover the password or any update.
Privacy − It allows the search engine to index this site after checking the checkbox.
Now click on install wordpress button.
After successful installation, you will get a screen of success as seen in the following screen.
click on login button
Now enter your login information which you mentioned during installation. After login success you will redirect to admin panel of your website. In next tutorials you will learn about the wordpress admin dashboard.