How to Install WordPress on Localhost using WampServer on Windows 10

This article will cover installing WordPress on Localhost in Windows 10 or other Windows-based operating systems and making the necessary settings and connections.

How to Install WordPress on Localhost on Windows 10

How to Install WordPress in Windows 10 Localhost

Before you start installing the WordPress CMS system, you need to install WampServer.

To avoid common problems when installing WampServer, we will install the IIS (Internet Information Services) service in the Windows operating system and then stop this service.

Steps:

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

Step 1

To open the Run window, press the Windows + R keys together, type services.msc, and press OK.

Services.msc

Step 2

You can examine the IIS (www) service in the Services window from the following image. To install the IIS service, access the Programs and Features option by right-clicking on the start menu.

Windows Services

Step 3

Choose the Programs and Properties window’s 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 the IIS service, click Close to close the window.

Windows Completed the Requested Changes

Step 8

You can see that the WWW publishing service is enabled in the Services box.

Checking IIS Service

Step 9

To stop this service, you must turn it off 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 stages below to install WampServer step by step on the Win10 operating system.

Step 1

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

How to Install WampServer

Step 2

If your Win10 system is 64 Bit, download WampServer 64 Bit from this window.

Download WampServer

Step 3

Upon clicking the Download button, a little window will appear. Click the direct download option here.

Download WampServer 64 Bit

Step 4

Please wait for a little while until the WampServer download process begins.

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, then click OK to continue.

Select Setup Language

Step 7

In the License Agreement window, select Accept the Agreement.

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 whether you want to choose 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.

Selecting Text Editor

Step 16

After reading the information in this section, hit Next to continue.

Finishing the Setup

Step 17

After the WampServer installation is complete, press Finish.

Completing the WampServer64 Setup Wizard

Step 18

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

Start WampServer as Administrator

How to Fix MSVCR110.dll

Yeah! Many people encounter this error! A missing DLL error on the operating system is the cause of the MSVCR110.dll error.

Follow these steps to fix the MSVCR110.dll error when installing WordPress.

Step 1

Download the MSVCR110.dll file from the following button and 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 shortcut is Green after opening the program by clicking on the program shortcut. Now click on the program, then press phpMyAdmin.

Starting PhpMyAdmin

Step 3

Open PhpMyAdmin.

Configuring PhpMyAdmin

Step 4

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

Welcome to the PhpMyAdmin

Step 5

The initial step involves creating 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 choose the Create button.

utf8_general_ci

Step 7

Choose the database you created. Then, hit the Authorities section.

Authorities

Step 8

You can create another user name in the Authorities section 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 the virtual server, the program required to install WordPress on a Localhost PC.

Steps:

Step 1

First, download WordPress’s latest version to your Localhost computer.

Download WordPress

Step 2

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

Copying All the Files

Step 3

Head over to the WampServer installation directory.

Viewing Wamp64 Folder

Step 4

Go to 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

Launch the Internet Explorer, enter localhost in the URL field, and hit Enter.

Connecting to Localhost with Internet Explorer

Step 8

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

Getting Started with WordPress

Step 9

Type the name of the database that you created in phpMyAdmin.

Writing Database Information

Step 10

Type Root for the username and leave the database password blank. Then, choose Submit.

Send

Step 11

Now, hit the Install button.

Install

Step 12

You can input all of the relevant information for your site here. You need to set a strong password for your WordPress admin panel. Then, hit the Install WordPress button to complete the installation.

Configuring WordPress Admin Login Information

Step 13

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

Login

Step 14

Enter your designated username and password credentials, and subsequently, initiate the login process by selecting the “Login” option.

Wp-Admin Login

Step 15

You have finished installing WordPress using WampServer on Windows 10!

Welcome to WordPress!

Conclusion

In this article, we examined how to install WordPress. A website hosted on WordPress infrastructure is easy to manage, but the plugins you add to your site may sometimes give errors. Therefore, you should always make a backup of your site. Thanks for following us!

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