WordPress is the most popular website builder in the world. About 33% of the website is built on WordPress. One of the main reasons people love using WordPress to build their websites is that it is easy to use and easy to set up. This article is a complete tutorial to help you install WordPress on cPanel. There are many hosting companies that make setting up WP cPanel easy. You do not need any technical expertise to install WordPress manually as it is very easy and takes around 5 minutes to complete. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide to set up your own WordPress with cPanel that will help newbies to install WordPress without any hassle. Here you will get all the information about installing WordPress in cPanel.
Newcomers can access service providers offering WordPress installation with just one click. Read the rest of this article for a complete guide on how to install WordPress on cPanel.
Video Lesson Showing How to Install WordPress in cPanel
This video session will shows you WordPress installation process using cPanel. Video lesson is very helpful for any tutorial, I always tell everywhere video tutorial is best for learning a lesson.
Why we use cPanel?
With the advent of cPanel in WordPress, we have lost a lot of work. Almost every shared hosting provider you can find today will include a cPanel WordPress license in your hosting account. If you find that it does not offer cPanel, it is best to go with one of the best WordPress hosting companies. Well, let’s break down this guide. We’ll list the basic requirements first and then move on to the main installation steps.
1. Download WordPress
The first and first step to install WordPress is to download WordPress to your computer. It is recommended to download the latest version of WordPress. You can set WordPress download location.
To download the latest version of WordPress, visit wordpress.org and go download page.
2. Unzip the downloaded .zip file
First login into your cPanel to do next step. Once you have downloaded the latest version, now extract the downloaded WordPress.ZIP to your desired location.
Let’s say you have a hosting provider that uses cPanel and creates an additional subdirectory or domain.
In File Manager, go to Subdirectory. From the top toolbar in cPanel, select “Upload” and search for the file you downloaded from WordPress.org. When the .ZIP file upload is complete, click → to return to the directory and click Back “/home/server/public_html/yoursitename”
Now, you can see the wordpress .zip file in the directory path. To select a file, click on it and there is a cPanel toolbar at the top, click on “Extract”. Once you remove Reload from the cPanel toolbar, you will see the extracted WordPress folder. Now, you can delete the zip file to keep the thing clean and nice.
3. Move the Files to Root Directories
Now you have an unzipped “wordpress” folder, double click on it and you will see all the WordPress files inside. Click the Select All box on the cPanel toolbar. All WordPress files are now tagged. Choose File Transfer from the cPanel toolbar and there you will see a popup that will link to the directory.
“/home/server/public_html/yoursitename/wordpress” From the path, remove the last “/wordpress” tail and click on Move File. At this point, all file directories will be removed from the root and toolbars.
4. Create User and Database
Go to the main dashboard in cPanel and click on the “MySQL Database Wizard” icon. You will be prompted to create a new database while accessing the Database Wizard. The database prefix will appear after a blank field and an underscore so that you can name the database “yourserver_username”. The name of the database should be entered in the space provided and kept safe for future use. Your database name must be at least 3 characters long and contain only alphanumeric characters. Then fill in your name and click on “Next Step”.
You will be prompted to end the database you are currently using. The selected database will then be prefixed with an underscore and a clear field to fill in the database username ‘yourserver_username’ will appear. The database user name cannot exceed seven alphanumeric characters. Keep your username in a safe place for future use. Currently, physically enter a password for your decision or use the recommended ‘password generator’. Just make sure your password is strong and secure. Now click on the “Create User” button.
Since you are a database user, you will be taken to a page where you will be asked to provide a number of benefits. Check the box at the top that says “Use all privileges”, then click the “Next step” button. Your database is now set up and you will now be able to proceed to attach the database data to the wp-config.php document.
5. Install WordPress by visiting your domain
Type your web domain url on browser and go. Now you will see an interface that will ask you to select Language. Select your language and click on Continue. Now will shows you some instruction for what is next. You may them all of them and click on Let’s Go. When you clicked on Let’s Go you’ll received a page like under this line. Here we need
Database name Database username Password Hostname
Thats all we had made on previous step = 4. Create User and Database, ok now enter all information that we made already. Then click on Submit.
After click on Submit, the system will redirect to page that will ask you to Run the Installation. Next when you hit Run the Installation you will see now require some information page. The WordPress asking you to input some information. Like
Site Tittle Username Password Email Address Search Engine Visibility
Input here all the informations, they are much important for your website. Now click on Install WordPress, Thats it…. All done. Now visit your website and you will see new looks of your website….. here you will see Hello World. Use /Admin after your domain name like- yourdomainnamedotcom/admin . By visiting this url you will able to login your WordPress administration Dashboard. So all the website new-be follow all the steps carefully in this article to Install WP in cPanel Host. If you have any query or query related to any part of this tutorial, feel free to leave your comment in the comments section below.