WordPress Installation Techniques
In addition to the typical installation of WordPress, there are other ways to install WordPress to consider.
Want to use WordPress in a language other than English? There are various versions, tips, sites, and support forums for the various languages of WordPress. Considering moving your old blog to WordPress? If you are working on developing WordPress Themes or Plugins, you may consider installing WordPress to your computer so you can work without connecting to the Internet. There are also tips for installing WordPress to a Linux server.
If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you start with the introduction to installing WordPress and review the hosting requirements, working with FTP client programs, and be sure you know how to change file and folder permissions on a server.
These special installation techniques are not for the novice. Be sure you backup everything and keep extra copies of your WordPress files, Themes, and Plugins, just in case.
If you are nervous about installing WordPress, do not use these special techniques. Use the simple to use WordPress installation instructions and guide or get volunteers to help you from Install4Free WordPress, a service supported by WordPress volunteers.