WordPress is the most popular and secure CMS Platform which powers most of the biggest websites you know of.
In this article, we will go over how to install WordPress on cPanel, this tutorial is relatively easy to understand even if you have 0 coding knowledge.
What is cPanel?
CPanel is a beginner-friendly interface implored by all web hosting companies to help users/customers manage their websites. From your cPanel, you can edit your database, create subdomains, backup your website, Access your file manager, and many more…
Shared Web Hosting plans are usually managed with cPanel simply because it’s user-friendly. However, not every shared Web hosting platform offers a great cPanel.
Best cPanel Hosting Providers
Here’s a list of the Best Hosting Platforms who’s cPanel is relatively better than that the rest:
- Hostinger (<– Best For Beginners, you get Free Domain too)
- Bluehost (<– Discount Link to Highest Rated Web Host)
- HostGator (<– Most Popular Web Host with Millions of Users).
That aside, let’s get into the Tutorial for today.
How to Install WordPress in cPanel
To access cPanel, what you’re going to do is add /cpanel to your Website’s Domain, so for this site, the cPanel link will be https://ebukaval.com/cpanel.
You’ll be prompted to enter your Site’s cPanel credentials which you can get from your Hosting Provider’s Dashboard.
Once you’re logged in, follow the steps below to install WordPress:
- Scroll to the Software Section and Find the Softaculous App Installer, then click on it.
- You should see WordPress present as it’s the most installed. You can also search for WordPress in the top search bar.
- Once you find WordPress, Click on It and then click on install.
- You’ll be tasked with 2 options, either installing WordPress Quickly or getting access to more Customization options (Quick Install and Custom).
- It’s best you go for Custom Install and then fill out the form that’s going to show up, you can leave the pre-filled values as they are.
- The main details you should fill in are:
- Email Address
- Then Choose the Language you want to install WordPress in.
- If you’re done with filling out the form, click on the blue Install Button.
It’ll take a few minutes for WordPress to be installed but once it’s done, you’ll get a link to visit your site’s Admin Panel and start customization.
Other tutorials may teach you other ways to install WordPress on cPanel like manually downloading its files from wordpress.org and unpacking it in the public_html folder…
But that step is too tedious, the one explained in this article is much faster and both will yield the same results, you might even face errors if you decide to manually paste WordPress Files and create a database yourself.
If you have any questions, the comments section is always open, make sure to share what you think with us.