I've downloaded WordPress and I want to ensure I'm uploading it to my server correctly:
I see there's a .zip file and a .tar.gz file -- which should I use? It's an Apache server. This is the place my site will be: http://plowtoplate.com/
I want the site to be at http not at www., but I do want either the site to also be visible at www. or for the www. to redirect to http -- where should I upload the WordPress files? Into public_html? or just into the place I get to when I login with ftp? (the 'root' I think that's called...?)
Do I unzip wordpress-3.2.1.zip and upload those files, or do I upload the .zip to the server?
Once the files are uploaded, is there anything else to do before it's ready to go?
How do I get the username and password to login to the admin panel so I can build the site? And what url do I go to to login?
Beginner questions, I know.
I appreciate help.