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Manually Install WordPress via FTP

For all hosting and managed server packages.

Follow the steps below to install WordPress using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).

If you do not know how to use FTP or need a refresher, please reference the Help Center articles regarding FTP.

Step 1
WordPress installation requires a MySQL database. If you have not set up a MySQL database already for the WordPress install, you will need to Create a New MySQL Database.
Step 2
Download and save the latest version of WordPress from the WordPress download page to your computer.
Step 3
Double-click the ZIP file downloaded to open the ZIP file.

Click the Extract All Files button. The Extract All Files button is to the right of the Organize button
The Extract All Files button is to the right of the Organize button


Select Extract The Extract button is to the left of the Cancel button
The Extract button is to the left of the Cancel button


Wait for the files to extract.

Step 4
You should see that a new WordPress folder exists now that you have uncompressed the ZIP file.


It is best to rename the folder similar to the website that will be using WordPress. In this example, we rename the folder to 1and1help
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Step 5
Upload the folder to the root of your webspace via FTP.
For additional information, you may want to reference:
Step 6
Now that the folder has been uploaded, you will have to 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. To edit destination see How to Set Up or Change a Destination for the Domain
Please note:
It may take ~15 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.com/

When the domain points to the correct folder, you should see a WordPress page informing you that there is no configuration file. Click the button for Create a Configuration File.

The Create a Configuration File button is towards the bottom of the window
The Create a Configuration File button is towards the bottom of the window
Step 8
If the config file is created successfully, you will be informed of the information you need to completed the setup. Primarily, you will need the database information from the 1&1 Control Panel . Please reference Where do I find the necessary information to connect to MySQL Database? and when ready, click Let's go!
The Let's go! button is towards the bottom of the window
The Let's go! button is towards the bottom of the window
Step 9
Fill out the database information where required as seen in the screen shots below. An example has been shown for both the 1&1 Managed Server - Figure 7, and the Beginner, Home, Business and Developer Web hosting packages -Figure 8. Please reference the correct image below.
Configuration for 1&1 Managed Server
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Configuration for Web Hosting Servers
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Step 10
If the information is correct, you will be informed that WordPress is ready for installation. Click the Run the install button to continue. The Run the install button is below the text
The Run the install button is below the text
Step 11
You will be prompted to enter a Site Title, Username, Password and Your E-mail address. If you wish, select Allow my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati. to allow the site to be indexed by search engines.

When finished, click the Install WordPress button. The Install WordPress button is towards the bottom of the window
The Install WordPress button is towards the bottom of the window
Step 12
Please write down your username and password for your own reference. scr_wp_ftp_12.png

WordPress has now been installed successfully and you may now click the Log In button to begin setup of your Worpress site!
The Login button is to the right of the check box

The Login button is to the right of the check box

Please note:
1&1 does not provide support for 3rd party software. This includes WordPress.
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