In this article I will guide you step by step through installing WordPress on your server. For this tutorial I am using OVH France to host my website.
I want to clarify that I do not use OVH Canada. Long story short, it has been 5 years since I am using OVH France and I am very satisfied with the service I receive. Recently, OVH has intalled servers in Montreal. I had therefore promised myself that for my next website I would give a shot at OVH Canada. Big mistake.
To date, Canada OVH does not offer the opportunity to purchase domain names on their site and offer much less services while costing more! It cost me $ 61.96 CAD for 1 year of hosting. No email addresses @girlknowstech.com, no domain name either.
The best ? for $ 53.88 CAD with OVH France I get : 1 year hosting, 10 email addresses @girlknowstech.com and 1 domain name! All at the same time, saving time and patience by being able to buy my domain name simultaneously.
Configuring the database
To begin, you must create your database in the customer area by visiting the OVH site.
Connect to your OVH customer space with the information you have received by email. Then in the “Hostings” section, select your domain name.
Click on « Create a database »
Select these settings. Once your database is created, you will receive an email with all the information related. Keep this email in a tab open as it will be useful in the next steps.
Installing WordPress files on your server
For the rest, you will need a software such as FileZilla to install the WordPress files on your server. This software is available for download here.
Now that you have installed the software, download the latest version of WordPress. You can go here to download the English version. Unzip the file.
Open FileZilla. With the first email you received from OVH, connect to your server.
From the left side of FileZilla, open the unzipped folder of WordPress. Select all the files and install them inside the www folder.
Now remove the index.html page. This is a page that OVH automatically installs. It displays a page like “Website is under construction” once you have purchased your hosting.
You are now ready to truly begin configuring your WordPress!
In your address bar, enter the name of your site and add /wp-admin/setup-config.php.
Choose the language you want to install wordpress. In my case, I chose English. Click “Continue”.
Now, enter the information you received in the email of OVH about your new database.
Database name : Nom de la base
User Name : Utilisateur
Password : vous seul le connaissez
Database host : Serveur
Table prefix : choisissez ce que vous voulez, mais il est conseillé de changer la valeur par défaut.
Once these important data are filled, do Next!
On the next screen, you will have to enter the name of your website and create your administration account. Do not create an “admin” account since it is at risk for hacking!
If you have any questions whatsoever with installing your WordPress, you can leave a comment on this article and I will be happy to answer you. You can also write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.