How To Safely Install WordPress

Installing WordPress manually gives you more control of the installation process.  When you install WordPress manually you also become familiar with cPanel. The first thing you’re going to do in cPanel is to create a database and a database user. There are things you can do to make your database more secure. However, the process is easy, point-and-click, make up a database user name and make up a database password. That’s all we’re doing copy and paste, point-and-click, to safely install WordPress.

Then you download the current version of WordPress. WordPress has been downloaded more than 13 million times and is the platform of choice for millions of website and blog owners. Use a text editing program to make simple yet powerful changes to WordPress.

To increase the security of your website you can paste-in secret keys, lines of text, to make your WordPress more secure. Adding a unique table prefix also helps to keep unwanted hijackers from easily kidnapping your site. You want to do everything you can to protect your website from hackers. Don’t leave it wide open with the flag up saying, “Hey! Come hack my website.” You don’t want that. You want to do everything you can to make WordPress more secure.
Add special lines of text to improve the user experience of your website. Making these little changes to WordPress is not difficult. You just need to know what to put and where to put the lines of text.

Then you upload the WordPress files using an ftp program. Once the files are uploaded go to your website and create your WordPress user. This is what you’ll use every time you log in to your WordPress admin area, your user name and your password. You want to make sure you make your user name something unique. Your password, you want to make sure you have a strong password. Uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols help to make your password harder to guess. A longer password is better, but no spaces are allowed in the password. Once WordPress is installed and you can log into the admin area you are ready to transform WordPress into a website.


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