Do you want to know how to install WordPress in cPanel? This article will help you to install WordPress in cPanel.
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In this article, I will show you how to install WordPress in cPanel and a complete guide for beginners.
To install WordPress in cPanel Account
Cpanel is a popular software, which provides website owners with a web-based interface to manage their website hosting accounts.
Install WordPress using cPanel
Softaculous, Quickinstall, and Fantastico are the most popular option to help you install WordPress in cPanel.
Here I will show you how to install WordPress using Softaculous. Softaculous is a popular auto-installer, that allows you to easily install popular web applications like WordPress with just a few clicks.
Web hosting companies like Namecheap, SiteGround, and inMotion Hosting use Softaculous in their control panel.
At first, you need to login into your cPanel account look for the Softaculous or WordPress installer icon.
Click on this icon, you will see an overview of WordPress.
Now you need to click on the install tab. It will ask you where you want to install WordPress. You need to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.
If you have SSL and HTTPS, then you can select https:// or https://www as your protocol.
After choosing your protocol, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress.
Next, you will see the site setting section.
Here you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. You can easily change them from your WordPress admin area after installation.
Next, you need to choose an admin user name, password, and email address. You can change them if you want. You should use a strong password and remember for WordPress login.
Make sure that you enter the correct email address in the admin email field because it will help you to recover your password. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset links if you ever forgot your password.
Now you need to click on the Install button to run the installer.
You will see a progress bar with installation status, that will take a couple of minutes. Be careful don’t close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise, it may affect your WordPress installation.
Once installation complete, you will see a success message.
It will also show links to your website and to your WordPress admin area. You can see your WordPress site clicking on these links.
Finally, you have successfully installed WordPress in cPanel. Now you can access your site writing with yourdomain/wp-admin.
Install WordPress using FTP
To manually install WordPress in cPanel, you need an FTP client to install WordPress.
Take a look at how to use and connect FTP clients to your server.
First, you need to download the latest version of the WordPress file from wordpress.org.
WordPress package will download as a Zip file. You need to unzip the file, you will find a WordPress folder. This folder contains files and folders, you need to upload to your web server.
To upload this folder and files connect the FTP client to your hosting server.
If you want to install WordPress on your root domain name, then you need to upload WordPress files to your website’s root directory like /public_html/.
On the other hand, if you want to install WordPress in a subfolder (like yourdomain.com/blog), then upload it in a folder /public_html/blog/.
Once your WordPress file is uploaded, then go to your hosting control panel to create a database.
If your hosting provider has a different control panel but the settings option will be quite similar.
Create a new database
To create a new database, log in to the cPanel dashboard of your WordPress hosting account. Click on the MySQL Database option under the Databases section.
Now you need to provide a name for your database and then click on the Create Database button.
After creating a new database, you need to create a MySQL user associated with the new database. To create a user scroll down to the MySQL user section and provide your user information and click on the Create User button.
Now you need to add this user to the MySQL database. Scroll down to Add user to the database section and select the user from the drop-down menus.
After selecting the user then click on the ‘Add‘ button.
Now your new database and user are ready to use. Simply go to your web browser and write “yourdomain.com/wp-admin/”.
Now you will see the language selection page, you can choose a language here.
Click on the continue button to proceed. You will now see some installation instructions. WordPress will tell you that it will need your database name, password, and MySQL host information.
Click on the ‘Let’s go’ button. WordPress will show you a form. You need to enter the database information, which you created earlier.
Fill in the database name, user name, and password, then click on the Submit button. WordPress will connect to your database and show you a success message like the image below.
Click on the Run the installation button. Now you will be asked to provide some information for WordPress to set up your website. Here you need to include site title, username, password, and email address.
If you do not want your website to be visible to the search engines, then you can check the box.
Click on the Install WordPress button to continue. WordPress will set up your website and finish the installation in a few minutes.
After completing your installation, you will see a success message showing your username.
Enter your username and password and log in to your WordPress site.
That’s all, I hope this article helped you to learn how to install WordPress in cPanel.
You may also want to see another guide on How to–
- Make a WordPress website?
- Install WordPress Theme?
- Install WordPress Plugin?
- Backup WordPress database?
- Restore WordPress database?
- Install FileZilla FTP client?
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