In the last part, we will install and configure WordPress (5.9.3). So we need to download wordpress-5.9.3.zip file.
We have to Unzip everything to the previously create WordPress folder (C:\inetpub\wordpress).
Now, we have to duplicate the wp-config-sample.php file in WordPress folder (C:\inetpub\wordpress) and rename it to the wp-config.php.
In the next step, we have to configure the wp-config.php. We have to change various parameters in the wp-config.php file:
23 define( ‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’ );
25 /** MySQL database username */
26 define( ‘DB_USER’, ‘wpadmin’ );
28 /** MySQL database password */
29 define( ‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘wpadmin_password’ );
31 /** MySQL hostname */
32 define( ‘DB_HOST’, ‘127.0.0.1’ );
We are ready to finally start WordPress installation by opening browser and selecting install URL (https://test.domain.com/wp-admin/install.php).
You should get the screen below, where we can change the WordPress language and select Continue.
If you get an error, you can check what is going on with opening a PHP log file (PHP_errors.log) in your PHP-System folder (C:\PHP-System\logs).
In the next screen, we have to enter Site Title (WordPress Site), Username (admin), Password, Your Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and select Install WordPress button.
If everything is OK, we should get Success page.
Now, we can log in to the WordPress admin page with previously entered Username (admin) and Password.
We should get the following WordPress Admin Page:
Yes, we managed to do it! WordPress is installed and configured!!! We successfully finished our series of installing WordPress on Windows.
We can optimize WordPress, by removing unused Themes and by optimize. I would recommend installing PhastPress and WP Super Cache plugins. These plugins will improve performance of your WordPress site.
In the future, we can easily update WordPress core and Plugins.
Enjoy posting on your WordPress Site!