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Manually Install WordPress via SSH

This article describes how to install WordPress via SSH.

If you do not have SSH access, you can manually install WordPress via FTP. As a prerequisite, a MySQL database is already available.

Step 2
Download the latest WordPress files using the wget command.
(uiserver):u12345678:~ > wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz
Step 3
Run the tar xfvz latest.tar.gz command to extract the compressed file.
(uiserver):u12345678:~ > tar xfvx latest.tar.gz          

...

wordpress/wp-config-sample.php
wordpress/wp-links-opml.php
wordpress/wp-comments-post.php
wordpress/wp-app.php
(uiserver):u12345678:~ >
Step 4
A new wordpress folder exists now that you have uncompressed the data. Type ls -lah to view files and folders in the current directory.
(uiserver):u12345678:~ > ls -lah
drwx---r-t 29 u12345678 ftpusers 4.0K Jan 4 14:24 .
drwxr-xr-t  6 root      root     4.0K Jan  4 00:13 ..
-rw-------  1 u12345678 ftpusers 8.3K Jan  4 12:48 .bash_history          
drwxr-xr-x  5 u59908830 ftpusers 4.0K Sep 22 17:39 wordpress
(uiserver):u12345678:~ >
Step 5
Rename the folder similar to the website that will be using WordPress.
In this example,
we rename the folder to 1and1help/ by using the command mv wordpress/ 1and1help/ to move the folder into the current directory which will also allow us to rename the folder.
(uiserver):u12345678:~ > mv wordpress/ 1and1help/
Step 6
Ensure that the domain points to this folder. You must log into the 1&1 Control Panel and change the destination folder for the domain to the folder you just uploaded.
Please note:
It may take a couple of minutes until the domain will point at the correct folder after making changes.
Step 7
Open a browser and access your domain. In this example, the domain is http://1and1help.co.uk/.
When the domain points to the correct folder, a WordPress page informs you that there is no configuration file. Click on Create a Configuration File to proceed. Notification: No configuration file
Notification: No configuration file

If the config file is created successfully, you will be informed of the information you need to complete the setup. You will need the database information from the 1&1 Control Panel. Click on Let's go! to continue.
WordPress welcome message
WordPress welcome message
Step 8
Fill out the database information where required as seen below. When finished, click on Submit. Datebase information for a Linux hosting package
Datebase information for a Linux hosting package
Step 9
If the information is correct, WordPress will be ready for installation. Click on Run the install . Start of installation
Start of installation
Step 10
Enter a Site Title , Username and, Password (A). Enter your E-mail address (B). If you want, check the box next to Allow my site to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati (C).
When finished, click on Install WordPress to proceed. WordPress setup information
WordPress setup information
Step 11
Write down your username and password for your own reference. WordPress has been installed successfully and you can click on Log In to proceed.
Successful installation notification
Successful installation notification
Step 12
The URL to log into Wordpress will simply be your domain followed by wp-login.php, such as http://www.1and1help.co.uk/wp-login.php.

Enter you username and password and then click on Log In.

WordPress login page
WordPress login page

You can now configure WordPress and create posts.
Welcome message

Welcome message