Install WordPress on Windows Server 2016

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Introduction

Learn how to install WordPress on a server with 1&1 Windows Server 2016, using Microsoft's free Web Platform Installer (Web PI) tool.

Requirements

  • A server with Windows 2016.
  • A functioning website, configured with an active domain name.

Install the Web Platform Installer (Web PI) Tool

Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool from Microsoft for installing and managing components of your Windows server. The Web PI framework allows you to install applications like WordPress with a few clicks.

Use Remote Desktop to connect to your 1&1 Windows Server 2016 server. Open a browser window and visit the Microsoft Web Platform Installer download page.

To download the installer to the server, click Free Download.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Download installer

Or download the file to your desktop computer, then use Remote Desktop to upload it to the server.

Open the wpilauncher file, which you have downloaded.

Use Web PI to Install WordPress

Click the Applications tab.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Applications tab

Click to add WordPress to the list of applications to install.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Add WordPress

Click Install to begin installing WordPress.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Install WordPress

Enter the default MySQL password for root. Note: This is the same as the initial password set for the Administrator server account. Then click Continue.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: MySQL

Click I Accept to accept the license terms.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: EULA

Web Platform Installer will install WordPress and any required dependencies.

Select the website where you wish to install WordPress, then click Continue.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Hostname

Enter the passphrase you want to use for the Authentication Key, Secure Authentication Key, and Logged In Key.

Note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) maintains a list of suggested passphrase words, along with instructions for randomly selecting words by rolling dice.

After entering in your passphrases, click Continue.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Passphrases

Click Finish to launch WordPress in a browser window and complete the installation.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Finish

Select the install language and click Continue.

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: Language

Fill out the Site Title, Username, Password, Repeat Password, and Your Email fields, then click Install WordPress to complete the installation

Install WordPress on 1&1 Windows Server 2016: WordPress options

WordPress will be installed.

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