Why WordPress?

In today’s world, most of the websites are built on WordPress. As per W3Techs, WordPress is used by 61.2% of all the websites whose content management system is known.

Here you can see the marketshare (As of September 2019) of WordPress compared to other CMS:

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How to install WordPress?

The WordPress installation process completely depends on where you are going to install it. In this article, we will see how we can install WordPress on our local machine.

First of all, you must have a local server in your machine. Based on your operating system, there are different methods to install the local server. Usually users prefer to install the pre-build package and some users may configure the local server from the scratch.

If you are using the Mac machine, you can install MAMP, AMPPS, or XAMPP while if you are the Windows user, you can use WAMP, AMPPS or XAMPP. If you are a Linux user, than I would suggest you to configure the Apache, MySQL/MariaDB directly via custom configuration. After installing the local server, you will get a dedicated folder where you can store your website files, such as in xampp that folder is htdocs while on WAMP and AMPPS that folder is www. Now just remember that whenever I use the word “localhost root” as file storage, I refer to that particular folder. In this article, I am using xampp configuration.

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