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Are you planning on creating a WordPress website or blog using cPanel?
cPanel is an online Linux-based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site to the website owner or the “end user”. Wikipedia
Most beginners (online) experience difficulties with tech related problems.
This is the reason they often waste a lot of money on hiring web developers to help them. Yes, with even creating a simple thing like installing WordPress on a cPanel account. Let’s see if I won’t change your mind or make you reconsider hiring a web developer to help you install WordPress on cPanel.
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP & MySQL… – Wikipedia.
WordPress is the simplest and most used content management system (CMS). It is also known for being every beginner’s and blogger’s favorite system.
WordPress can still be used for creating other professional content like eCommerce websites, galleries (and so on) too.
Having a Website Running on WordPress CMS.
With a WordPress website or blog, you get to have access on a lot of free + premium themes and plugins. Themes can be easily customized and edited to fit one’s preference (if I may say).
Having plugins makes it even easier to customize your website by adding widgets on your website sidebars (even on headers and footers).
Other plugins can even help you edit your theme’s code without you directly modifying the theme’s code. Does this make sense? So even if it happens that you write a bad code (or you screw the code) it won’t affect or mess the theme up.
That’s another reason to use WordPress as a non-tech person. Anyway, let’s get started with installing WordPress using cPanel.
Installing WordPress on cPanel – The cPanel Dashboard.
If you have already purchased a cPanel hosting plan, go ahead and login to your cPanel account.
However, if you haven’t purchased a cPanel hosting plan or you were still planning to, I would recommend you check out Namecheap’s Stellar cPanel hosting plan that costs about $2.88/mo or even Hostking’s cPanel hosting plans.
You can even get a free cPanel plan at HostKing if you are from South Africa.
Anyway, after you have logged in on cPanel, a similar screen (picture above) will appear. It won’t exactly be the same because hosting companies have different cPanel layouts.
Nonetheless, all cPanel hosting plans have the softaculous installer and that’s what we will be using today.
On your cPanel dashboard: scroll down and look for WordPress under Softaculous Apps Installer (check the picture above) and select it.
After clicking on WordPress, you will be redirected to a page (picture below). If you have the required space to install WordPress (I don’t see a reason you won’t have enough space) click the Install Now button.
After clicking the Install Now button, you will redirected to another page where you need to enter your website’s details.
The process is quite straightforward here.
You know, it’s the usual stuff like filling in your domain name, blog’s name, tagline, admin username and password.
Tip: Make sure to check under Advanced Options on that page. You may want to tick on auto upgrade or even enable auto site backups.
Don’t stress much about choosing or buying a theme at this point. You will able to choose and buy themes on your WordPress dashboard.
After filling every field and choosing a theme (or leave the theme at default), hit the Install button at the bottom of the page and wait for the progress bar to complete (reach 100%).
Once all of that is done, you can login to your WordPress Dashboard using the url ‘yourdomainname.com/wp-admin‘. Yourdomainame.com being your actual domain name.
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That’s how easy it is to install WordPress CMS on a cPanel hosting, Elites!
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