Lots of WordPress beginners are facing this issue to host a WordPress website on live server. So that today I will explain simple & easy steps to host WordPress websites on production server. Let’s start to host WordPress website from localhost to live server.
First create a zip file of your complete localhost’s WordPress website. Now login in cpanel of your website and search the File Manager in search bar and click on file manager icon. A new tab will be open for file manager.
On this screen open the public_html folder and then click on Upload option to upload your webiste’s zip file. You will be redirected to the new tab, Select zip file from your computer to upload. After complete the file upload go back to the file manager page and select the uploaded zip file and extract in the public_html folder.
Now open the
wp-config.php file from root directory of your website and change the database configuration. Change the database host name, database name, database user, database password and save this file.
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
Now visit PhpMyAdmin => select your database => click on export option => select .sql file and click on Go button.
Open PhpMyAdmin from your cpanel and select your database and click on Import option. Select the .sql file from your computer and click on Go button.
Select database and open the wp_options table. Replace the option value of
siteurl and home with your live website url.
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Prem Tiwari is the founder of FreeWebMentor.com and also a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby and also he has been a regular speaker of WordPress sessions in various IT Companies. View all posts by Prem Tiwari
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