Upload WordPress files onto the Server
Get back to the FTP client and connect to the web hosting panel on the server. Once the connection is set by clicking the option connect, then the WordPress files (unzipped files stored in the folder) should be sent to server in specific folder under the main domain name.
The set of panels and responses for the sending and receiving files are displayed in the FTP client below:
The set of panels indicate the following connection details which is based on the responses sent /received to the server.
The folder which is selected on the left side of pane represents the unzipped files from WordPress folder of your local computer. The right side is pane displays the folder selected from the remote server.
- The two panels show the set of selected directories: left pane shows the currently selected directories/files from the local computer and in the right pane the remote directories from the server.
- Both the panes show the contents of the currently selected directories.
- When the WordPress files are uploaded onto the server, the files sent and received between the local host and the server are passed in queue and transferred on after other.
The root-directory of the server is Public_html or www which is the main domain of the server and you can create a sub-domain such as testsite created in the above displayed panel.
Your speed of connection determines the time taken for transferring the files. The files in the queue will successfully get transferred and appear on the right side pane which is the remote server.
Connect WP to the Database
When you open the browser and start to navigate the new domain, then the following message will get displayed on the screen.
“There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.”
The message indicates that the WordPress is successfully installed and it is ready to connect to the database.
Click on the option displayed “Create a Configuration File” button which displays the following messages and ask you to prepare Database credentials.
Click on the button “Let’s Go!”
Fill in the form with your Database Credentials.
Along with Local host – the default database Host, specify the database host, Username, Password. The table prefix, by default will be wp_and you can consider to change it to something more suitable to database and also to maintain it well-secured. Click the Submit button once you fill the details.