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How to install wordpress in your cPanel account?

Posted on: September 11, 2014

This lesson will teach you on how to install wordpress in your cPanel account. WordPress can be installed in different ways, you can either use the cPanel File Manager utility or access the account’s document root via SSH and complete the installation procedure. In the Example we are choosing the back-end option. Now lets see how we can do it.


1) Access the cPanel account via SSH and go to the document root of the account. You can use our tutorial  about how to access the cPanel account via SSH.

2) Download the wordpress from its official download page, this will automatically download the latest version of wordpress. (Image)

3) Extract the zip file. (Image)

4) Create Mysql database from the backend and edit the file wp-config.php file using the newly created database details (As default the file will be named wp-config.php.sample, you need to rename it as wp-config.php)

The newly created database will have the following details

1. Database name

2. Database username

3. Password

4. Host

Update all the details in the wp-config file (Image)

5) Now access the domain in the browser, if the DNS is not propagated you can use the temporary URL in the format http://Ipaddress/~accountname

A wordpress installation screen will appear and ask for the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. You may also need to enter an email address in the event you forget the dashboard password. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button.

The wordpress installation process will be completed now and you will be greeted with a installation successful notification (image). You can use the Login In button to access the Dashboard which is the administrative back-end and start posting in your new site.

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