How To Install WordPress Using cPanel

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CPanel is a hosting control panel used to manage website files through a web-based interface. cPanel is a graphically enhanced interface from which the website owner can manage their part of the Unix hosting server. The tools present in the control panel are easy to access and control.

In this section, we’ll learn how to install WordPress through cPanel. Installing WordPress through cPanel is really simple and we will cover all the parts step by step.

Before starting check that WordPress addon is there in your cPanel. In case if it’s not present please ask your hosting provider to install WordPress as a cPanel Addon. Hosting providers enable the WordPress cPanel addon through WHM. Generally, most services providers provide this addon with other CMS add-ons by default.

Please follow the following steps to install WordPress Using Cpanel
  • Now type in the cPanel username and password and press login.
  • Locate WordPress addon either under the software section or under Softaculous App Installer.
  • Click on the WordPress icon which will take you to App Installer page, click install now and enter the required details.
    • Choose Protocol – If your site has SSL, then please choose the httpS protocol else HTTP.
    • Choose Domain – Choose the domain or subdomain on which you want to install WordPress.
    • In Direct – Enter the directory where you want to install WordPress. Leave it blank if you are installing it on the main site.
    • Site Settings – Enter Website Name and Description, you can change this later on.
    • Admin Account – Set admin account username and password, remember these details as they will be required to Log in to website dashboard.
    • Select Language – Here select the language you want your website should be in y default its English.
  • Click on the install icon at the bottom of the page and wait until WordPress is installed on your hosting server.
  • Now enter your website URL in the browsers address bar and you will notice that a layout is been uploaded to your website. This is WordPress default theme design. Which means WordPress is been successfully installed.
  • Now you can add content to your pages and posts by entering to your WordPress dashboard by just adding “/wp-admin” to your website URL (e.g. www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin)
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My Name is Mathias Amodu, a passionate blogger with full interest in making the world a better place for upcoming webmasters in the society at large

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