IT Blog

Become A Blogger Tools and Tips

How to Install WordPress on cPanel

In the become a blogger article series, I told you the best way to start a blog is using WordPress. WordPress is an open-source and free script and, In my opinion, the best one to start a blog. In this article, I’m going to talk about how to install WordPress. First, you need a host and a domain name. You can buy your domain from GoDaddy and your host from DigitalOcean. There are also other good websites and some free websites such as x10Hosting and Free Hosting that you can start with. The WordPress installation is a little different according to your host. In this article, I will tell you how to install WordPress on cPanel.

How to Install WordPress on cPanel

Installing WordPress on cPanel is very easy. You have to follow some easy steps. First, you have to create a database and after that, install WordPress on cPanel. Initially, it is about just three major tasks:

  • Create a database
  • Download WordPress from its website
  • Install WordPress on cPanel

Through some easy steps, you can complete these three major tasks. Follow the following steps to install WordPress on your cPanel successfully.

1. Create a Database and Username

To accomplish this, use cPanel’s MySQL Database Wizard. Find this tool under the Database heading.

Create a Database in cPanel

1. The first step is to create a Database. Name your database. Your hosting account name will prepend it.

2. Remember your database name. You will need it later.

3. Click Next Step to create the database.

Create Database Users

Next, the wizard will prompt you to create a database user.

1. Enter a username (seven characters maximum) and a password. Ideally, you want the strength meter to turn green and read Very Strong, indicating that the password is bulletproof. Your hosting account name will prepend the username.

create database user in cPanel

Assign User to Database and Assign Permissions

The newly created user doesn’t have access to the database.

1. Find the Add User To Database section of the page.

2. Under the User drop-down menu, select your newly created user.

3. Choose your newly created database under the Database drop-down menu and click Add.

4. The next step would be to assign database privileges. For the initial database user, select the All Privileges checkbox.

5. Click Make Changes to assign privileges to the user.

6. To verify, go back and scroll down to view current databases. Again, there should be a database and a privileged user assigned to the database.

2. Download WordPress

To install WordPress on cPanel, you need to download WordPress from the official WordPress website.

Download WordPress

3. Install WordPress on cPanel

Upload the WordPress zip file into your cPanel from the “file manager” section and after that, unzip it. Type the address of the directory that WordPress uploaded there in your browser and press enter. Now perform a few more actions to complete the WordPress installation on localhost. Select language and click “Continue. “

Install WordPress on cPanel

Click on the “Let’s go!” button on the following page.

Install WordPress on cPanel

Give all Required Information

This page requires “Database Name,” “Username,” and “password” (the database and user you’ve created earlier in Step 1).

Hit the “Submit” button at the bottom and click “Run the installation” on the very next page.

Install WordPress on cPanel

Complete WordPress Installation with Admin Information

Give your site a title, username, password, and email address. Finally, hit the “Install WordPress” button at the bottom.

Install WordPress on cPanel

You have successfully installed WordPress on your computer. Log into your locally hosted WordPress site now.

Install WordPress On cpanel

If you have followed all the steps above, now you have your WordPress website ready. You can also find other articles on how to install WordPress here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *