WordPress is a free and open-source CMS (content management system) written in PHP language and connected to a Database (MySQL or MariaDB). We can have manual features like plugin architecture and a template system, which is also known as Theme referred to within WordPress. In this blog, we will be discussing how to install WordPress from Cpanel.
It is one of the most popular CMS/ website builders in the world. Moreover, 35% of the websites on the internet are built using WordPress. It is a widely used CMS because it is easier to work on, and automatically gets plus points becoming the easiest and fastest CMS for building websites within some minutes without hassle-free.
All the good hosting provider comes with a one-click easy install/setup for WordPress. After you are familiar with cPanel and database management you can install WordPress within a couple of minutes like 5-10.
What Do You Need Before Installing WordPress
A Domain Name
A good Hosting Provider
Domain name pointed to your hosting Nameservers.
How to Install WordPress from cPanel
cPanel is also known as a widely popular software that is used by many hosting companies. It provides owners with a simple web-based interface to manage their hosting/content accounts. It also includes some fast installation scripts such as WordPress through the installation process will be easy for beginners. We will show you how to install WordPress using auto-installers and manually using an FTP account.
You can follow these instructions, based on your installer which you have seen on your cPanel dashboard.
How to Install WordPress using Softaculous/Script
Softaculous is a widely popular auto-installer script. It allows you to easily install popular web applications like WordPress with just a few clicks. Mostly Hosting services comes with Softaculous Installer. Simply you can login into your cPanel account and look for Softaculous or WordPress installer icon on your dashboard as shown in the image below.
Click the icon of WordPress as shown in the upper image then the installer like this will open.
After this click on install now and a page like this will appear.
Here choose your domain name/ input your domain name where you wanna install WordPress
then fill in your site info like name and description, you need not worry you can manage this later also from your WP panel.
As shown in the above figure fill in your admin info for your website back-end panel access.
Now click on install by filling in your email then you are good to go.
It will show the process of installation. Please don’t close that page while it is running.
Then you will get an email regarding the completion of the installation of your WordPress site with a login URL and the username and password will be as you have input while the installation process.
How to Install WordPress Manually?
- First login to your cPanel and add the domain where you want to install your WordPress site.
- Then go to file manager from your cPanel dashboard
- Go to your file directory of that domain and upload the zip file of the WordPress
- You can download the latest zip file of WordPress from here
- Upload to your domain directory and extract there.
- And move to your domain main page directory out of the WordPress folder.
- You can delete that zip file and WordPress folder after moving out your files.
Then we need a database to connect and save files for our WordPress website.
To create a database simply go to your cPanel dashboard and search for MySQL Database and click there.
Then create a database and create a user and map that user to that database and give all permission.
Then go to your domain name/ site then the installation of WordPress should appear like this.
Here fill in your Database name and Database username and password which you have created from MySQL then submit and the page below looks like will appear.
Then run the installation
Fill in your site title, username, password, and admin email, you can modify this later also from the WP panel. Fill in all the info and click install WordPress.
Here the setup is done successfully. Now you can directly access your WP panel by clicking through the login or you can access it from yoursite.com/wp-admin this is the default gateway to your WP admin panel.
Hope this tutorial fulfills your query on how to install WordPress From Cpanel if you got any problems while doing setup you can comment down below I will assist you with setup.
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