How to Install WordPress with CPanel

Posted OnNov 21, 2013     CategoryInstalling WordPress     CommentsNo comment

In this tutorial we’ll be demonstrating how you can install WordPress through CPanel, the industry standard amongst hosting providers. This tutorial assumes that you have an account with a hosting provider, and have your domain hosted with them. Further, we will be using Site5 Hosting for this demonstration.

Step 1) Log in to your Account with your Host.

Step 2) Select the domain that you wish to install WordPress on. In this tutorial, we’re going to be installing WordPress to http://install.wpkb.com

Step 3) On the left hand menu, click Web Apps, then Install and Manage Web Apps.

install and manage web apps

Step 4) Click WordPress under Popular Apps, then click Install Now on the right.

Selecting to install wordpress in web apps

Step 5) Configure the specifics of your WordPress installation. We strongly advise changing the database prefix to something other than wp_ and the admin username to anything other than admin for reasons of security. When you’re ready to go, click install.

wordpress installation details

Step 6) When the installation has finished, you’ll be presented with the details of it, including the WordPress username and password you selected, and admin email thereof, the MySQL Database name, user of, and password of the user, as well as links to your WordPress install. In our case, that’s http://install.wpkb.com

Naturally, you can just browse directly to your website, log in, and start your adventure!

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