Installing WordPress Locally Under Windows XP with Xampp
1.Download latest version of Xampp Self-extracting RAR archive(EXE) for windows from apachefriends.org site.
2.Start the exe and install it in your root c drive.(for more info please visit apachefriends.org)
3.After that run XAMPP control panel application from your desktop.
4.Start the apache and mysql services.
5.Open your browser and go to http://localhost/
6.choose your preferred language.Now you can see “Congratulations:You have successfully installed XAMPP on this system!”.
7.On your left click phpMyadmin under tool section.
8.Now type wordpress in the create new database field and select utf8_unicode_ci in the dropdown box and click create.The xampp setup is now complete.
9.Download wordpress from wordpress.org and unzip it under C:\xampp\htdocs
10.open your unziped wordpress folder (ex:C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress) and you will see a file named wp-config-sample.php. Open it in your favourite text editor and replace the default values by
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define(’DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(’DB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username
define(’DB_PASSWORD’, ”); // …and password (needs to be empty, just for local install)
define(’DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
Save the file as wp-config.php (under the same folder).
11.Open your browser and go to http://localhost/wordpress/ follow the instructions and you are done.