The best way to make website development the great combination of XAMPP & WordPress. XAMPP provides the local server in windows or OSx environment, WordPress Application is a web Development Platform is using for making website like CMS, Blogs, Portfolio & Small scale of E-commerce development. WordPress it’s very easy to use and very user friendly platform.
Now Get Start XAMPP Installation in windows Platform.
Download XAMPP for windows platform go to www.apachefriends.org/download.html . Now you can see XAMPP Server comes with different variety.
Now you can click on XAMPP FOR Windows 5.5.37/ PHP 5.5.37 version.
Now after download complete. run the installer to get start with the Xampp Server setup.
In the XAMPP Server component wizard, by default all the component are selected. You can uncheck the components that you don’t plan to use.
Let’s we quickly guide these XAMPP Server Components.
Apache– This Is the HTTP web server, and essential to run the website. (Example Front End visualization)
MySQL– This component using for maintain back-end database server.
FileZilla FTP server– This Component is used for setting up an FTP server means(file transfer Protocol).
Mercury Mail Server– This component is used for setting up a mail transport system.
Tomcat– It is an application server, which runs Java based web applications.
PHP– It is a server side scripting language used for making dynamic web pages.
Perl– This language is widely used by the programmers for writing CGI scripts.
PhpMyAdmin– It is a necessary component to handle the administration of MySQL.
Webalizer– It is a web log file analyzer, which generates statistical reports about how many people visit a website and what do they look for in the website
Fake Sendmail– For this component using testing email transfer on localhost, Fake Sendmail is used. If you are going to work on such a project which involves sending emails, then this component will come in your use.
Now We have select these above component, Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin since these are necessarily required for WordPress application installation.
After selecting XAMPP components, you will be getting option to specify a location where you want to install XAMPP Server. Once you specify the location, the setup will be ready to install. (Default Location Mostly user using primary partition C: Drive)
Once the installation is complete, open XAMPP control panel. For this, find the xampp-control.exe inside XAMPP Folder(C:\XAMPP) and launch it, Default location of XAMPP folder is C:\XAMPP
Now you can see XAMPP control panel, start Apache and MySQL components. As you will start these both components,
Then Select MySQL”Admin” now default browser(like Internet Explore, Google Chrome) opening with this URL http://localhost/phpmyadmin (PHPMyAdmin basically using for Database maintain etc.)
Database Creation or WordPress Installation
Step 1: Database Creation
On PHPMyAdmin interface, find the “Database” tool on the top left-side and create the database.
For example, We have created the database by the name of “wordpress-wp”
Then click Server 127.0.0.1 for creating a MySql User Name.
Then again click on Database
Now you can see we created database wordpress-wp. Click on check privilege as per figure
Now we can Select Add user account option.
Fill the User information below like figure
User Name : wordpress-sql
Host Name: localhost
Password: Type your password
Re-type: Verify your password
After that you can scroll the screen to bottom
Now we can see Global Privileges Check all privileges. Then Select Go Option.
Now we can create successfully Database or username with privilege.
Step 2 WordPress Installation Procedure
Now go to www.wordpress.org
Download WordPress Version.
After Creating Database, we are set to start the installation WordPress. We are going to download WordPress Application through this link.
Once the download is complete, extract the WordPress application zip files to this directory C:\XAMPP\htdocs\.If you’ve extracted the package correctly, you will see the “WordPress” folder inside htdocs.
Next step is to browse this URL- http://localhost/wordpress in your browser for initializing the actual installation of WordPress.
Select Language on the screen and continue.
Fill the database information
Database Name : wordpress-wp
User Name: wordpress-sql
Database Name: localhost (also called HOST Name)
Password: Type your password
Table Prefix: wp_
Fill the name of database, localhost, username which you have created in the above step.
In the last field, you may define a prefix to all the database tables, and submit.
Then we can see next step
Fill in the website information
Now you are prompted to set the title of your site and fill up user information, like site title, username, password and Email.
Fill up the required fields, and press “Install WordPress”.
Now, you have installed WordPress Successfully in your local computer. You can move on to the dashboard by clicking on the Log in button.