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How to install Wordpress

Posted 31st December, 2020

In this article we will talk about installing Wordpress on your hosting plan. As this is the most popular CMS used, this article should find itself useful to a lot of you out there looking to start a business or personal website.

First of all , for the automated process of installing Wordpress you can use Softaculous Apps Installer in cPanel. It's a very easy one-click installer software.

Please check this article for detailed instructions.

In this article we would like to focus more on the harder task, and that is if you want to install Wordpress manually.

First Step is to create a database for your website. Follow this detailed article on how you can create your database from cPanel. Don't forget to note down somewhere the credentials you set.

On to the second step, you will need to download the Wordpress installer here: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/download/

Now you have the file downloaded to your device, navigate to File Manager in cPanel as such:

FileManager

Navigate inside public_html (or if your website will be in another directory, navigate there) and click on "Upload" to select the zip archive from your device:

upload

Once done you will now go back to the directory, and click Extract so the files are provided.

Extract

Be aware that the extraction will have the files put in a directory called "wordpress".

You will need to move them outside the directory. Navigate inside it and follow these steps:

movefiles
  1. Click Select All to select all files and directories.
  2. Right click, and click on "Move"
  3. A pop up window will appear, delete the "wordpress" at the end so files will be moved 1 directory before it.

Now you have your files in place, let's connect it to the database! In the files you will see a file called wp-config-sample.php(1) - Rename(2) this file to wp-config.php

wpconfig

Then click on "Edit" to place your database credentials. The settings you are looking for are:

`define( 'DB_NAME', 'database_name_here' );

/** MySQL database username */ define( 'DB_USER', 'username_here' );

/** MySQL database password */ define( 'DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here' );`

Put your credentials in, and that's it!

Access your website in the browser, and the installation screen will show up to finalize and create your login user.

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