Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading WordPress to the server, part of Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
Now that we have an FTP connection to the…web host, it's time to upload WordPress to the server.…Here you have to think about where you want WordPress to appear.…Like I said in the previous movie, if this is the first time you're setting up a site…On your new hosting account, simply go to public_html, and place WordPress there.…However, if, like me, you have multiple domains pointing into your account.…And you want each of these domains to have their own folder.…You create a set of folders under your FTP account.…
And then you point your domains to those folders.…And then you host WordPress within those folders.…So, in my case, what I've done is,…I've set up a separate folder under public_html,…and I've called it theme weekend, and I've…pointed a theme weekend domain to that folder.…So, now when I log in, using this username and…password, I land directly inside that folder.…And, this is where I'm going to place Wordpress.…Now, all I have to do is open my wordpress folder that I downloaded onto my computer.…
Need to run WordPress locally on your system for development or testing purposes? Check out the other courses in this series:
- Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
- Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix