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Install WordPress website on laptop using XAMPP + Bitnami. Migrate WordPress website from localhost to live server
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Install WordPress on Localhost | PC, Laptop or Mac & Move your localhost WordPress website to your shared hosting server / VPS

This course is all about how to install WordPress website in your laptop as well as in your hosting server and how to transfer it from localhost to server.

You will also learn, where to get a free domain and a free hosting package to kick-start your learning process. Once you're comfortable with WordPress installation on your PC / free hosting, then if you want more speed and features you can move onto my list of recommended Premium hosting packages, with ease.

This course will also guide you on, how to move your working localhost website from your localhost (or one hosting provider to another) to your online server.

You can complete this course in a lunch break or a couple of tea breaks - It's just an hour course. This course is organised in the following manner:

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Install WordPress in your Laptop and Server using XAMPP (manually), Bitnami (automatic)
  3. Move your localhost website to Online hosting server
  4. Install WordPress in your Free hosting server
  5. Where to buy Paid Domain and Premium Hosting?
  6. Final Quiz

If you want to learn and try WordPress before you want to buy premium hosting package then the best way is to try installing WordPress in your laptop or desktop PC / Mac. This course will guide you to do that.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you want to install WordPress on your Laptop / Desktop / Mac
  • If you want test several features of your WordPress website on your localhost, before going live
  • If you want to move your WordPress website from your localhost to online server
  • Newbies to WordPress
  • Budding WordPress developers
  • WordPress website testers
  • Bloggers
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What Will I Learn?
Learn to Install latest version of WordPress in your computer to learn this course as well as to install in your hosting provider's server to run your professional E-Commerce website
Learn to transfer / move your live localhost WordPress website, as it is, to your online server / hosting
Get brand name suggestions
Get Free domain and hosting to learn this course
Learn where to buy Paid domains and Premium hosting once you have completed this course
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  • You just need to have a computer and internet connection
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the course - Install WordPress
1 Lecture 01:11

Welcome to the course "Learn to install WordPress"

Preview 01:11
Install WordPress in your Laptop and Server
6 Lectures 28:46

WordPress needs a server environment to work in your local computer, so we need a workaround to create that. You will learn to install and configure XAMPP, which provides that server environment

Preview 04:32

Links to download XAMPP & WordPress

Troubleshoot XAMPP

WordPress is a powerful and free content management system. It needs a database, where it stores all the posts, pages and comments in a website. So, you will learn to configure and install Wordpress in your local computer.

Preview 04:18

Unlike other desktop softwares, which we can open using a desktop shortcut, WordPress can be opened only using a browser after starting your server environment in your PC. You will learn how to open and run WordPress in your local computer.

Start WordPress after installation

Move localhost website to server + Install WordPress using Bitnami
Install WordPress in your Free hosting server
4 Lectures 18:18

Buying a domain is beyond just paying your money every year. You're not buying a domain, you're buying a brand. So where can you get the unique suggestive brand name ideas.

Get Brand name sugesstions

You will learn some quick hints on advantages and disadvantages of free hosting as well as domain. Also, you will see, where you can get that.

Get Free domain and Free Hosting

Recommended free domain registrars and hosting providers

Learn to install WordPress with 1 click installers like Softaculous through cPanel in your hosting server

WordPress > Install from cPanel in a Server
Where to buy Paid Domain and Premium Hosting?
4 Lectures 06:51

What are the recommended premium hosting providers in different types of hosting packages, such as

  1. Shared hosting
  2. Virtual Private Server
  3. Dedicated hosting

My list will be unique compared to what you hear from the mass of website users, because those other hosting providers give lots of referral commission.

You will also know where you can get non-affiliate lowest coupons for different types of hosting.

Where to buy paid domain?

Recommended paid domain registrars

What are the recommended premium hosting providers in different types of hosting packages, such as

  1. Shared hosting
  2. Virtual Private Server
  3. Dedicated hosting

My list will be unique compared to what you hear from the mass of website users, because those other hosting providers give lots of referral commission.

You will also know where you can get non-affiliate lowest coupons for different types of hosting.

Where to buy Premium Hosting?

Recommended paid hosting providers

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About the Instructor
4.4 Average rating
1,137 Reviews
25,446 Students
12 Courses
SEO, WordPress, E-Commerce, PowerPoint, Illustrator Expert

Arun Nagarathanam is a top online instructor, who has got expertise in various fields and software such as search engine optimization, WordPress web development, digital graphic design & animation. He teaches online courses to over 25,000 top entrepreneurs across 166 countries. His SEO, web development courses have received high admiration for the comprehensive tutorials and practical approach with lots of hands on examples.

He is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, a Computer expert, a Blogger and a budding Chartered Accountant from India. His teaching style is, breaking-down complex concepts through simple examples and animations. 

That's why, his students call him a VERSATILE teacher!

For his consistent and timely support to his students in Udemy, he was awarded "Lightning responder" badge.

Areas of Expertise

  1. Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator
  2. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  3. Camtasia Studio, Cyberlink PowerDirector
  4. Windows 8, 10 Pro
  5. Programming in C, C++, Java, php, Python, HTML
  6. Data Structures
  7. Desktop & Laptop Software Troubleshooting, Hardware repair
  8. Android Smartphone Custom ROM installation & rooting
  9. Privacy Protection & Securing PC, Smartphone from threats
  10. Setup, Maintenance, Security & SEO in Wordpress
  11. PIC Microcontroller Programming
  12. Arduino Programming
  13. Applied Electronics, Power Electronics & Medical Electronics
  14. High Voltage Engineering, Transmission & Distribution
  15. Strategic Financial Management
  16. Photography
  17. Indian Yogasanam

Budding Chartered Accountant [August 2012 - Present]

He has been presenting so many captivating presentations. These presentations, they speak for themselves through custom motion path animations and that's his secret of keeping his audience engaged. He is specialized in 'Financial Management'.

His job is to:

  • > Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.
  • > Inspect cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and cancelled checks to confirm records are accurate.
  • > Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
  • > Collect and analyse data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • > Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • > Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.

Blogger / WordPress Admin [January 2011 - May 2012]

His work was to:

  • > Publish news, reviews on latest and upcoming computer hardware components.
  • > Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
  • > Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
  • > Collaborate with development teams to discuss, analyse, or resolve usability issues.
  • > Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • > Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
  • > Review or update web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.

He also helped his followers to manage WordPress blogs, optimize SEO, design logos, create animations, customize the look of their themes, secure their websites and ultimately to monetize them.

Freelance Writer [June 2010 - December 2010]

He started his career as a part time Freelance Writer. His responsibilities were:

  • > Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • > Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
  • > Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.

Electrical & Electronics Engineer - [2006 - 2010]

He has done several simulations and hardware projects.

To name a few,

  • > 'Portable heartbeat calculator' in 2008
  • > 'MPPT based solar charge controller' in 2010
  • > 'Hybrid & Intelligent Power Supply Unit for PCs' in 2012
  • > 'Low cost audio amplifier' which provides stereo Output, with enhanced pre-set equalizer with bass, treble and supports Virtual environment effects.
  • > 'U – Bend accident preventer' which displays warning signal on alternative sides of roads in hills and glows traffic lamp based on speed of the incoming vehicle.

Moreover, he guided several students, to write coding for micro-controllers. His areas of interest are 'Applied electronics' and 'Micro-controllers programming and interfacing'.

Computer Expert - [From unknown time - future]

He loves to troubleshoot software issues and repair / replace hardware issues. He provides consultancy on what software to buy / use, what computer hardware to buy, what laptop to opt for etc.

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