CHAPTER 2

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Installing and Upgrading WordPress

WordPress is famous for its five-minute installation. Many commercial web hosts offer one-click installation from their account control panels. If your host does not, you can upload the WordPress files to your web directory and complete the installation using the web interface.

System Requirements

WordPress’s requirements are modest. At minimum, your server should support:

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater
  • For clean URLs, a URL rewriting module that understands .htaccess directives, such as mod_rewrite on Apache or URL Rewrite on IIS 7

Your host should list these features ...

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