WordPress is one of the most popular and sought-after website content management systems (CMSs) as well as blogging management tools. It has also made a name for itself for its ease of installation.
In most cases, such as those who use any of the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, they can choose to opt for the system’s famous 5-minute installation process. However, for cPanel users who run on Linux OS, this installation method does not work. However, it does not mean that you will have a hard time installing the CMS on your system. In addition, some web hosting service providers offer tools that will automate the installation process for you.
In the event that you want to install the program on your own though, you can still choose to do so. And with the Automatic Upgrade feature now available, you do not have to worry about using an outdated version of the program.
The 5-Step WordPress Installation for cPanel
The following installation guide will help you, whether you go for the Famous 5 Minute Installation, or require the more detailed installation guide.
Head to this link: https://wordpress.org/download/. Here, you will find the URL for downloading the WordPress package. Unzip and extract it.
In the event you will upload WordPress to one of your remote web servers, make sure that you first download the package to the machine you use (your computer or laptop) using your browser of choice. Proceed with the unzipping. For those who will use FTP, just proceed to Step 2. You can also download WordPress directly to the server via wget, as long as you have shell access and you have knowledge when it comes to using console-based tools.
Once unzipped, you will find the extracted package in a folder named “wordpress.”
Some web hosting companies already have packages that comes with the WordPress database already set up for the users. In some cases, they also have a feature for automatically setting up the CMS.
Just in case you need to manually create one, follow these instructions for your cPanel account:
Either you create and configure the wp-config.php on your own, or allow WordPress to attempt to do this for you.
Now that you can already upload your files, you can choose to have it stored in your site’s root directory or subdirectory.
Direct your browser to run the installation script. When you stored it in the root directory, head to http://myblog.com/wp-admin/install.php. For subdirectory storage, head to http://myblog.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php.