How to Install WordPress on Localhost using WampServer on Windows 10

After you build WampServer on your computer, you can run WordPress on localhost. In this article, we’ll explore step by step how to install WordPress.

How to Install WordPress on Localhost using WampServer on Windows 10

How to Configure WordPress in Windows 10 Localhost

Before you start installing WordPress, you need to install WampServer. To prevent common problems when installing WampServer, we will install IIS (Internet Information Services) on the Windows operating system and then stop it.

To set up WordPress on localhost using WampServer, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

Press the Windows + R keys together and open the Run window, type [services.msc] and click OK.

Services.msc

   Step 2

In the Services window, you can examine the IIS (www) service from the following image. To install the IIS service, right-click on the start menu and click on Programs and Features.

Windows Services

   Step 3

In the Programs and properties window, click the Turn Windows features on or off option.

Windows Features

   Step 4

In the Windows Properties window, select the Internet Information Services checkbox.

Internet Information Services

   Step 5

After selecting it, start the installation by clicking the OK button.

Enabling Internet Information Services

   Step 6

Wait while the IIS service installs.

IIS Service

   Step 7

After installing IIS service, click Close to close the window.

Windows Completed the Requested Changes

   Step 8

In the Services window, you can see that the WWW publishing service is enabled.

Checking IIS Service

   Step 9

To stop this service, you must disable it in the property window.

Stop WWW Service

   Step 10

After the service stops, click OK to continue.

Word Wide Web

How to Install WampServer on Windows 10

Follow the steps below to install WampServer step by step on the Windows 10 operating system.

   Step 1

Now enter the first site after typing WampServer in the Google Search Box. After opening the WampServer site, click Download.

How to Install WampServer

   Step 2

If the Windows 10 operating system you are using is 64 Bit, download WampServer 64 Bit from this window.

Download WampServer

   Step 3

After clicking the Download button, a small window will open. Click the direct download option here.

Download WampServer 64 Bit

   Step 4

Please wait for a little while the WampServer download process will begin.

Your Download Will Start Shortly

   Step 5

After downloading the program, run it as an administrator.

Running the Software as Administrator

   Step 6

Select the English language by default from the Setup Language window, and then click OK to continue.

Select Setup Language

   Step 7

In the License Agreement window, select accept the agreement. Then, click Next.

License Agreement

   Step 8

In the WampServer information window, click Next.

Reading Setup Information

   Step 9

In the Select Destination Location window, do not change the value of C:\wamp64 and click Next.

Select Destination Location

   Step 10

In the Start Menu Folder setting, click the Next button.

Select Start Menu Folder

   Step 11

In the Ready to Install, click the Install button.

Ready to Install

   Step 12

Wait while installing WampServer.

Installing WampServer

   Step 13

WampServer will use the Internet Explorer browser by default in the system. When the Setup window opens, you can select the desired browser after answering Yes to the question whether you want to select another browser on your system.

Selecting Web Browser

   Step 14

To select the default browser, continue by selecting iexplore.exe in the window that opens.

iexplore.exe

   Step 15

Here, WampServer says that it will use the Text Editor by default. If you want to change this, click Yes to continue. Click No to continue the installation.

Selecting Text Editor

   Step 16

After reading the information in this window, click Next to continue.

Finishing the Setup

   Step 17

After the WampServer installation is complete, click Finish.

Completing the WampServer64 Setup Wizard

   Step 18

Right-click the WampServer shortcut on your desktop and click Run as administrator.

Start WampServer as Administrator

How to Fix MSVCR110.dll in Windows 10

Yeah! Many people encounter this error! MSVCR110.dll error cause by a DLL error missing on your operating system.

Follow the steps below to fix the MSVCR110.dll error to run WordPress on WmpServer.

   Step 1

Download the MSVCR110.dll file from the following button, and then copy it to C:\Windows\System32.

Download MSVCR110

MSVCR110.dll Error! Click OK to continue.

Windows 10 MSVCR110.dll Error

   Step 2

After copying the MSVCR110.dll file, you can see that the WampServer shortcut is Green after opening the program by clicking on the program shortcut. Now click on the program, then click phpMyAdmin.

Starting PhpMyAdmin

   Step 3

Click PhpMyAdmin.

Configuring PhpMyAdmin

   Step 4

The user name is Root by default on the phpMyAdmin page. Password section must be empty. Continue by clicking the Go button.

Welcome to the PhpMyAdmin

   Step 5

First, you need to create a new Database on the phpMyAdmin page.

Create a New Database in PhpMyAdmin

   Step 6

Type the name you want as the database name, and then select utf8_general_ci in the language code and click the Create button.

utf8_general_ci

   Step 7

Click the database you created. Then click the Authorities section.

Authorities

   Step 8

In the Authorities section, you can create another user name and grant full authority to access the database. By default, it is Root.

Editing Authorities

How to Install Localhost WordPress on Windows 10

You can now proceed with the installation steps after you have installed WampServer, the program required to use WordPress on Windows 10.

The most current version of WordPress is 5.2.2.

   Step 1

Now, first, download WordPress 5.2.2 to your computer.

Download WordPress

   Step 2

After downloading WordPress 5.2.2, extract the compressed file. And then copy all the files to install WordPress.

Copying All the Files

   Step 3

Go to where WampServer installed.

Viewing Wamp64 Folder

   Step 4

Click the www folder in the WampServer folder.

Viewing WWW Folder

   Step 5

Paste all the WordPress installation files you copied into the www folder.

Pasting Copied Files

   Step 6

Everything is fine until this step!

Localhost Files

   Step 7

Open the Internet Explorer Browser, type [localhost] in the URL field and click Enter.

Connecting to Localhost with Internet Explorer

   Step 8

On the WordPress setup screen, click Let’s Get Started.

Getting Started with WordPress

   Step 9

Type the database name that you created in phpMyAdmin.

Writing Database Information

   Step 10

Type Root for the username and leave the Database Password blank. Then click Submit.

Send

   Step 11

Click the Install button.

Install

   Step 12

You can fill in the necessary information for your site here. You need to set a strong password for your WordPress admin panel. Then, click the Install WordPress button to complete the installation.

Configuring WordPress Admin Login Information

   Step 13

If the database connection with WordPress is successful as you can see in the picture below, continue by clicking the Login button.

Login

   Step 14

Type the user name and password, and then click Login.

Wp-Admin Login

   Step 15

You have finished installing WordPress using WampServer on Windows 10!

Welcome to WordPress!

   Final Word


In this article, we have examined how to install WordPress step by step. A website hosted on a WordPress infrastructure is easy to manage, but add-ons that you add to your site can sometimes fail. Therefore, you should always make a backup of your site. Thanks for following us!

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