Installing WordPress on Cpanel seems like a difficult task for some people, but it’s actually a very easy thing to do. In this article, I’ll take you through the step-by-step process of installing WordPress software on Cpanel.
I’ll make this a step-by-step guide that is easy to understand, so you can start your blog or website on WordPress easily. I’ll also include relevant images for better understanding.
How to Install WordPress on Cpanel in 5 Easy Steps
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1. Login to your Control Panel (Cpanel)
The first thing you need to do to install WordPress is log in to your Cpanel dashboard. You can usually see the auto-login link on your hosting account homepage. Click on the link, and you’ll be redirected to your Cpanel.
Your Cpanel dashboard will look like this:
2. Click on Softaculous Apps Installer
The next thing to do is to click on “Softaculous Apps Installer”. This is usually the first link on your Cpanel homepage. The latest versions of Cpanel even have WordPress script and other CMS softwares on display on the Homepage.
3. Click on Install WordPress
After clicking on Softaculous App installer, you’ll be redirected to a page with a list of so many scripts you can install. WordPress is usually the first on the list because of its popularity. Click on “Install” under WordPress.
4. Fill in your Site details
After Clicking on Install, a setup page will open. You need to fill in the details of your new site. The protocol for a secured site should be “https://” meaning the site is secured and can be accessed at https://yoursite.com. If you want your website URL to be accessible as https://www.yoursite.com, then you’ll choose the “https://www” protocol.
Then select the domain you want to install your WordPress site on. Select the domain you want to install WordPress on from the list of Domains on your hosting account that’ll be displayed.
Leave the Directory blank if you want your site to be accessed on the root domain i.e. “yoursite.com“. But if you want your site to be accessible on a sub-directory such as “yoursite.com/blog“; you’ll just type in “/blog ” in the directory section.
Scroll down and fill in other details of your blog, such as the name of the blog, the site description, and the language. Also, fill in your admin account login details.
There is also a list of default WordPress plugins displayed; you can select anyone you feel will be relevant to your site. Usually, you should choose the SpeedyCache, Loginizer, and W3 Total Cache Plugin.
5. Install WordPress
After filling in all the necessary details, scroll down and click on “Install”. Wait for WordPress to install. The installation usually takes 2-4minutes. This screen will be displayed after installation:
Click on the Administrative URL which is usually your Install directory followed by “/wp-admin” and you’ll be redirected to your WordPress Dashboard. By following these simple steps, you can easily install WordPress on your Cpanel and get your site running.
Your WordPress will look something like this:
Viola! You’ve successfully installed WordPress on your Cpanel. You can now start customizing your site by changing the Theme, adding New posts, Installing plugins to add extra features to your site, etc.
I hope this guide was simple enough. If you’re still having issues installing WordPress on your cpanel, you can message me on WhatsApp and I’ll be glad to help you out.