Saturday, 1 July 2017

How to Manually Install WordPress Using cPanel

Installing WordPress these days is really easy. WordPress powers 25% of the Web today, so most hosting companies provide 1 click install for WordPress. You can go with it, if you are having trouble with this method, this article will cover the steps needed to install WordPress manually. In this tutorial we’re using cPanel to install WordPress.

Things Required for Manual Installation-

  • WordPress SoftwareDownload the latest version from official download page official download page.
  • cPanel access to create a database and also for installing WordPress.
  •  Patience and Dedication to learn something New!

Creating MySQL Database

First we need to create a MySQL Database using MySQL Database Wizard. Login to cPanel and then scroll below to Databases Section.

Now give a name to your database. In this tutorial I name my database as abhinav_test.site+trickspit.com -> You can use any name which you like. After that click on Next Step.

Now you need to give a username and password to your newly created database. My suggestion, use password generator there to create a strong and complex password. Again Database name is totally your choice, you can use any name you want.

Once you click on Create user, next step is to give privilege to the users. On the next page, click on all privileges to newly created user and click on next step.
You did it! Now let’s move to next step, ie., Installing WordPress.

Installing WordPress via cPanel

I assume that you’ve downloaded the WordPress Installation files. Now Navigate to the public_html directory and upload the files there. 

I assume that you’ve downloaded the Wordpress Installation files. Now Navigate to the public_html directory and upload the files there. In this tutorial, I’m uploading to public_html/testsite because I’m installing WordPress on a sub-domain. In my case WordPress will be installed in testsite.trickspit.com.

After Uploading the file, Extract it to public_html. After Extracting it you will get a folder WordPress, open that folder select all the files from there and move them to public_html and later delete the folder WordPress. If you leave the files in that folder then WordPress will be installed in wordpress.yourdomain.com.

We’re almost done, now you need to configure the installation. You can do this directly by editing wp-config.php file or else Execute WordPress Manual Install Script. I will recommend not to edit wp-config.php file and go with the second method which is more safe!

Database Name, Username, Password - Used during database creation.
Database Host - Mostly localhost, Click here to find your Database Host.
Table Prefix - You can use any, by default is wp_. I suggest to change it to something else.

After clicking on Submit button you will be redirected to another page saying Run the Install, if you’re getting an error then check your Database Name and other details again!

Now click on Run the Install and then fill in the required information. Here you select the Username and Password with which you will be able to access your Admin Dashboard, so I recommend using a Strong Username and Password Combination.
Pro tip: Use a Strong Password & Store it in a Safe Location.

You did it! We’ve Completed with the WordPress Installation. Now you can log in to your Dashboard with your New Username and Password! To login go to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ where you will have to replace yourdomain by the name of your domain.

You’ve successfully completed the installation. Now it’s time to explore the world of WordPress, I am sure you will have a wonderful experience with WordPress.

If you want to setup WordPress on a testing environment, you can install it on Windows using WAMP Server, Follow this article for more - How to Install WordPress Locally via WAMP Server on Windows.
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