To install WordPress on an existing database, follow these steps:
- Download the latest version of WordPress from the official website (https://wordpress.org/download/) and extract the files to your computer.
- Access your hosting control panel (usually cPanel) and find the File Manager or FTP client option.
- Navigate to the public_html directory or the root folder of your website.
- Delete or backup any existing files or folders in the directory to avoid conflicts.
- Upload all the extracted WordPress files to the directory using File Manager or an FTP client.
- Once the files are uploaded, open a web browser and go to your domain name (e.g., http://yourdomain.com). You should see the WordPress installation page.
- Select your preferred language and click on the "Continue" button.
- On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter your database details. These include the database name, username, password, and host. If you don't have this information, contact your hosting provider.
- After entering the database details, click on the "Submit" button.
- WordPress will connect to your existing database, and if successful, you will see a screen stating that you are now connected to the database.
- On the next screen, click on the "Run the installation" button.
- Fill in the information required, such as the site title, username, password, and email address for your WordPress admin account. Make sure to save the username and password in a secure place.
- Click on the "Install WordPress" button.
- Once the installation is complete, you will see a success message. You can then click on the "Log in" button to access your WordPress dashboard.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed WordPress on your existing database. You can now start customizing your website and creating content.