Experience the Power of WordPress: A Comprehensive Guide on Manual Installation on cPanel
WordPress is a powerful content management system with the versatility to help you create amazing blogs and websites. However, before you can enjoy the benefits of WordPress, you must install it on your web hosting account. If your web hosting provider offers one-click installation of WordPress, then you are good to go. But what if they don’t? Fear not! This guide will take you through the process of manually setting up WordPress on cPanel.
Step 1: Get the Latest WordPress Version
To install WordPress, you need to first download the latest version from the official website. Once you download the .zip file, extract it to a folder on your computer.
Step 2: Create a Database
Before you can proceed with the installation, you need to create a database. Log in to your cPanel account and head to the MySQL Databases section. Then create a new database with a name and host. Create a username and password, and add it to the new database as well.
Step 3: Upload WordPress Files
After successfully creating a database, you have to upload your WordPress files to your web host’s server. You can achieve this by using an FTP client or directly from cPanel’s File Manager section. To upload the files using an FTP client, navigate to the public_html folder, and then upload the WordPress files that you extracted to this folder. Alternatively, use cPanel’s File Manager to navigate to the public_html folder and click on the Upload button to upload the WordPress files.
Step 3: Start the Installation
After uploading the WordPress files, you can start the installation process by going to your website’s URL. This brings up the WordPress installation page, and the first screen is the language selection screen. Here, you can select your preferred language and click the Continue button.
Step 4: Install WordPress
This step requires attention to detail, but no need to be worried. WordPress will guide you through the process. On the next screen, WordPress will ask for your database details. Simply enter the database name, database username, and password that you earlier created during step 2. Customize the database host to localhost and leave the table prefix to the default setting. Once done, hit the Submit button to proceed with the installation.
On the next screen, WordPress will verify the database details and create a wp-config.php file. Move forward by clicking the Run the Install button to install WordPress successfully. The next screen asks for your website’s title, username, and password. Fill in your desired content, and click the Install WordPress button.
Step 5: Log in to WordPress Dashboard
Congratulations! You just installed WordPress on your cPanel account. Log in to your dashboard by going to your website’s URL and appending /wp-admin to it. Remember to enter the username and password set earlier during Step 4.
Now that you have successfully installed WordPress on your web hosting account, customize it further! Add chic themes and select from an array of plugins, content creation, and blogging. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your web hosting provider’s support team for assistance should you need any help during the installation process.