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The Easy Installation WordPress Process

Posted by Alex on 21 04 2017.

Many cPanel users (as well as people who use other types of control panels) consider WordPress as one of the most powerful content management systems (CMS) available in the market today. Of all the available CMSs out there, this one takes the lead because of its ease-of-use, power, and its many other features and benefits.

When you want to install WordPress, you may choose to do so using the very popular “5-Minute Installation” process. However, this only applies to Windows users. For Linux users, installation requires a bit more time, but worry not, as it is just as easy to do so.

Installing WordPress on a cPanel Domain

When you want to make use of all the available features and take advantage of the benefits WordPress has to offer, the first step requires you to install the CMS on your own hosting account. This will pave the way to you having the ability to use the system to create your website or create a blog.

Follow these instructions to install WordPress on your cPanel:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.


  1. Navigate to your cPanel’s home page and look for the “Web Applications” section.


  1. Choose the “WordPress blog” option, and then click the button labelled “Install this application.”


  1. A new window will appear, requiring you to make choices and enter names on text boxes. Here are the fields you will see on the new window:


  1. Location – Domain. Select the domain name you want to use. If you want to use a subdomain (e.g., you should add the subdomain to your account.
  2. Location – Directory (Optional). Enter the directory where you want to install WordPress. If you want to use WordPress as the website for the domain name you selected, make sure this field is empty. If you don’t, you will have to move your WordPress installation.
  3. Select the version of WordPress you want to use. We recommend using all of these default settings.
  4. There are number of options here that are automatically generated for you. It’s important to note them because they include the username and password you will have to use to log in to your WordPress site. It is important to either note or change the Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Also ensure that you select the Two-Factor Authentication option you want to use.
  5. Select how you want to manage advanced options like database management and backups.


  1. Once you have completed step #4, you can now click the “Install” button.

Gaining Access to Your Newly Downloaded WordPress Account

Now that you have downloaded WordPress, you can start navigating it through logging in to your account.

Go to this URL for the log in process: “http://[your WordPress domain name]/wp-admin” (do not include the quotation marks).

Once the page appears, key in the credentials you created previously (username and password) and then click on the “Log In” button.

Although the above described installation method does take longer than the popular “5-Minute Installation” process, the additional few minutes will really be worth it, what with all the benefits you can get from WordPress.