Installing WordPress using cPanel is easy. It takes no more than two minutes to complete the installation process. Here is a step by step guide to install WordPress using cPanel:
1. Login into cPanel
Hosting service providers send cPanel credentials to registered email. The standard URL for accessing cPanel is yourwebsite.com/cpanel. Enter the username and password provided by your hosting provider.
2. Locate Softaculous Apps Installer and Click on ‘WordPress’ icon
After logging into the cPanel, scroll down to locate Softaculous Apps Installer and click on ‘WordPress’:
3. Click on ‘Install’ or ‘Install Now’ as shown in the figure:
4. Complete the Installation Process
Complete the installation process by filling up the details:
a. Choose Protocol – http:// (This is the default option so you don’t have to do anything)
b. Choose Domain – Select the domain name from the Dropdown. This is the domain where WordPress will be installed. In this example, I am installing the WordPress on domain digitalconsulting.co.in, so, I have selected the domain as the same.
c. In Directory – Leave this field blank (delete ‘wp’ if it appears by default) to install WordPress on yoursite.com (root directory). If you want to install WordPress on yoursite.com/blog then write ‘blog’ in this field. I have left it blank as I want access to the WordPress site on digitalconsulting.co.in
d. Under Site Setting, Write the Site Name and Site Description. At this point, you can simply write anything as the same can be changed later.
e. Under Admin Setting, choose Admin Username and Password and Admin Email. For security purposes, I recommend using any username other than common terms like Admin, Info, Website Name etc. Make sure to create a complex password and note it down for future use.
f. Click on Install. You can choose to receive installation details that include admin username, password, etc. by entering a valid email id at the bottom field.
And, you are done! That is all required to install WordPress for your website. The WordPress comes with a default theme. You can continue with the same theme or install new themes if you wish to change the design. In the next blog post, we will discuss how to install and customize a WordPress theme.