So you are going to start a blog or a website for which you need to install WordPress but, thinking about how to install WordPress in cPanel? Here I’ll show you how to you can install WordPress in cPanel as quickly and easily as possible. Setting up WordPress in cPanel is not very difficult as most of the work is done for you by some software. So just follow the simple steps and you’ll have your WordPress website running in no time.
How to setup WordPress in cPanel
- Login to your cPanel and locate a software called Softaculous or MOJO or Fantastico or QuickInstall. These software/library provide various scripts for your website (WordPress is one of them) which you can install directly from them. Click on the one which you find in your cPanel (let’s suppose Softaculous).
- Once Softaculous is opened, you’ll see a lot of scripts. Find WordPress and click on install.
- Now a page will open where you’ll need to fill all the details about the website.
- Choose the protocol for your website, like https:// if you have SSL certificate or http://. You can also choose your website to be with www or without www.
- Select the website on which you want to install WordPress. See, if you are installing WordPress on the main website or on a subdomain or on sub-directory and progress according to that.
- Now create a database name but, always remember this database name. The database which you’ll create here will contain all the work which you’ll do on this website. You can create any name you like but keep it distinctive from other databases (if you have any on your hosting). Keeping a distinct database name helps you when you need to export that database to some other hosting. This is one of the most crucial steps in this guide of how to install WordPress in cPanel.
- Then fill your blog name and blog description (tagline) which brings you one step closer to your blog.
- Now write a username and password for your account on your website. You can choose any username you like, either be your name or totally different from your website for security purpose, the choice if yours. Although, I would suggest making a strong password as that’s always necessary, especially for admin level account.
- Provide your admin email and this will be your website’s default email. But you can always change it later on from the website if you want some other email for the default email.
- Select the default language of your blog.
- In case, if it asks you for an email to send you installation details then fill it. Otherwise, it’ll use the email you provided earlier to send the details.
- Mostly, these are the steps in any of the WordPress auto installers. If there are some other steps, most probably those will be minor or optional steps which you can ignore and carry on with the installation.
- Finally, click on the install button and in a few seconds, your blog will be ready with a fresh installation of WordPress.
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Once the process is completed, you’ll be greeted with a WordPress setup completion message and an email with the same. Congratulations you have successfully installed WordPress on your blog and you can start to work on your website. If you faced any problem in this guide of how to install WordPress in cPanel then you can comment below. I’ll try my best to help you out. Even if you have some information to add to this guide then, I would like to know it.