Did you know that you can get WordPress, an online an open source PHP-written creation tool, for your cPanel account? Nowadays, it has gained so much popularity that many people consider it as the most powerful, easiest-to-use, and most efficient management systems for both blogs and entire websites. Best of all, it is for free.
When you want to use WordPress, you can integrate it with your cPanel account. Here is what you need to know to achieve this goal.
The Pre-Requisites for WordPress Installation
Prior to the installation of WordPress for your cPanel, you first need to have access to your existing web server, either through shell or FTP, any text editor, any web browser, and an FTP client.
You need all these, or your installation will fail.
The Must-Haves Prior to WordPress Installation
Before you proceed with the installation, make sure you perform the following steps first:
Once you have downloaded and unzipped the latest WordPress package version (you can get it from this link: https://wordpress.org/download/), you can now proceed with the installation. Here are a few notes to keep in mind:
Generating your cPanel Database and User
Some hosting providers deliver cPanel with a set of easy-to-follow instructions for WordPress username and database creation. In the event you do not have this, just follow these steps:
Uploading the Files
Now, you just have to choose whether you want your blog or website powered by WordPress to appear in your site’s root directory (http://mydomain.com/) or in its subdirectory (http://mydomain.com/blog/).
Have the “Install Script” Running
Open a web browser to have the “Install Script running. This will depend on which of the two locations mentioned above you chose. When you placed it in the http://mydomain.com/, head to http://mydomain.com/wp-admin/install.php. For the other one, visit http://mydomain.com//blog/wp-admin/install.php.