What is web hosting?
A server is required to run a website like WordPress, blogger, HTML, PHP. The server is where all the files on your website will be uploaded. When we type the address of a website into the browser and have an internet connection, the browser processes that address and sends it to the server. Then according to the request, the specific web page is sent to the browser and we see.
Why would we use the localhost?
When we develop a website or want to learn website development. Then we don’t need to buy domain hosting because we can use the localhost to customize our website without domain hosting. And the biggest advantage of a local host is that you can customize your website without an internet connection on your laptop or computer.
So today we will learn how to install WordPress on localhost.
To install WordPress on the localhost we will use a software called Bitnami WordPress
Download Bitnami Software
First, download the software from this link. Click Here
Install Bitnami Software
Once the software is downloaded, right-click on the download folder on your computer and click on Run Administrator.
After the Select Component page comes, mark both WordPress and PHPMyAdmin.
Then select the local partition on which you want to install Bitnami WordPress or you can keep the default location if you want.
Create WordPress Admin Account
Then come to the Create Admin Account and set your name, email address, and login name, and password to access your WordPress. Remember your login username and password as you will need these two to log in later.
Then go to the next option and name your website. Then install the software by pressing Next a few times. It will take some time for the software to be installed here, it will depend on the configuration of your computer.
After coming to the middle of the installation and give Allow access to Windows Security Alert. Then after waiting for some time again, when the installation is finished, click on Finish.
Login WordPress admin panel
After installation, your browser will be redirected to 127.0.0.1. Then after clicking on Access WordPress you will be able to see your WordPress website.
Go to your website’s WordPress admin panel 127.0.0.1/wordpress/login. Log in with the username and password you provided when installing the Bitnami software here.
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You can see that your WordPress dashboard is logged in. Now you can fully customize your website if you want.
So this is how you install WordPress on your local computer.