WordPress installed locally, or on your computer or on the local server is a very good solution for both beginners and those more advanced. You have an opportunity to test the possibility of WordPresss in a very simple way , but also save time and money. So how do you install WordPress locally?
Where to start?
First of all, you must install the server on your computer. What? One which will service PHP and MySQL. The best solution would be to free package XAMPP, which includes Apache, MySQL database and the PHP interpreter and Perl languages. Without any problems and difficulties can be installed on platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Sun Solaris.
Install XAMPP. Ideally, you should download and install the Installer version. Of course, for each operating system can be downloaded from the official website properly selected installation package. After installation, you must configure XAMPP. How to do it? You must run the pre-installed software. You should see the control panel. With tabs “Apache” and “MySQL” press “START”, so you run the appropriate processes. When enabled, the “Admin” will allow you to verify that everything is working properly.
Securing local server
XAMPP package is configured to allow developers the widest possible access to what they just want to. However, if we have a connection to the Internet, you should protect the local server. The “Security” informs us about the state of the security of our server, and going to http: //localhost/security/xamppsecurity.php, users have the ability to set a password for the XAMPP directory, as well as MySQL administrator (root).
Yes, to install WordPress, we need a MySQL database. How to create it? By using phpMyAdmin, which will show by clicking on the button at the module MySQL Admin. Then we should name our database and go to the “Permissions”. Use this section to add a new user and grant full rights to modify the database.
Another activity is to download and install the latest version of WordPress. Then, go to the directory where is the htdocs directory and create the wphouse, to which you must copy all the setup files WordPress. If you have not been created wp-config.php file, you get a message that you must create it. So make it and pass on to complement the data related to your newly created the database.
If the steps taken by you are correct, at the end of the installation, you will see a short summary. The next task is to just go to http: // localhost / wphouse and start acting in the local WordPress. Good luck!