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Guide to install WordPress on cPanel hosting

In this blog, I will guide you on how to install WordPress on cPanel hosting (in case your Shared hosting does not support Softaculous). It is only done when you’ve successfully pointed your domain name to your hosting. Then, now we go ahead with the details. Here we go!

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Steps to install WordPress on cPanel hosting

Step 1: Download WordPress source code

First of all, you need to download WordPress source code from the official website WordPress.org

I would recommend you use English version in order to decrease issues while installing and using.

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Step 2: Login to cPanel

Login to cPanel with your given information, you will see an interface like this

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Step 3: Choose File Manager

Keep patient, because all you need to do now is to install WordPress. Click on File Manager in Files” section to access files in your hosting.

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Select as the image below, then click Go.

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Step 4: Delete all default files

This is the interface of File ManagerClick on Select All then select Delete to delete all of the essential default files.

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Step 5: Upload WordPress source code

Click on the Upload button then select .zip file that you’ve just downloaded in step 1 to upload the WordPress source code to host.

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This progress will run automatically. After finishing your upload, clickGo back… button to turn back to File Manager interface.

Step 6: Extract files

Select the uploaded file, then click on Extract“ button, select Extract File(s) to decompress it

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Step 7: Move documents to Public_html folder

Move the whole documents in “WordPress” folder (already extracted) to original folder “public_html” by checking on Select All“ checkbox, select “Move File” and edit the link from /public_html/wordpress/ into /public_html.

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Step 8: Choose MySQL Databases

Go back to the cPanel interface, click on MySQL Databases in Databases section as the image below

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Step 9: Create a new database

Enter any name you choose into “New database:” box and then click on “Create Database” button to create a new database

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Step 10: Create a new user

Scroll down a little bit and create a new user

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Notice: You must remember your password in order to use for the wp-config.php file in next steps

Step 11: Add user to the database

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Tick at “All Privileges” box then click on “Make Changes“

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Step 12: Edit wp-config file

Access to File Manager, find the file name wp-config-sample.php and change its name into wp-config.php (right click on the mouse button, select Rename). Then, open this file (right click and select Edit) and find the lines as below

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And replace:

  • database_name_here with the database that you created at step 9
  • username_here with the user that you created at step 10
  • password_here with the password you selected at step 10

After finishing, click on “Save” button to save all settings.

Step 13: Go to your website

Enter your website URL in the address bar of web browsers with this structure: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php. Replace “yourdomain.com” with your real domain.

A setting page will appear and allow you to select a language. You can set “English (United States) to default then click on “Continue“ button.

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Step 14: Fill the information

Fill the full information you choose your domain in forms.

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In which:

  • Site Title: name of blog/website.
  • Username: your login name.
  • Password, twice: your password, enter twice. Notice: distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Your E-mail: your email address
  • Privacy: allow search engines to crawl your blog/website data.

Step 15: Welcome page

If setting process successes, you will be welcomed to a page like this.

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Click on “Login” button to switch to the login page.

Step 16: Login to the admin dashboard

Enter your login information that you selected at step 14 then click on “Login” button.

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This is the interface of admin page in WordPress or WordPress Admin Dashboard.

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Then you complete installing a blog/ website based on WordPress source code. At this step, your blog/website is ready to run. However, there are some other optimizing, setting steps which will be introduced in the subsequent blogs.

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