How To Install WordPress Manually Using cPanel with in 5 Minutes

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As you are probably aware, most reputable hosting providers these days include automated WordPress install tools such as MOJO, Softaculous, etc. These installers work great in many cases, but often stuff your site full of unwanted plugins and themes. In addition, these automated tools have a reputation for timing out or being completely unavailable at times, which can be frustrating if you’re on a deadline.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Step 1:

Download the most recent version of WordPress to a location of your choice at WordPress.org

wordpress download

Step 2:

Login to your cPanel using login credentials

Okay so at this point I am assuming that you already have a hosting provider using cPanel and that you have already created an Add-On Domain or Subdirectory.

Cpanel Login

Open -->File manager in cPanel Control Panel

cpanel home

Step 3:

Upload and extract the WordPress .ZIP file to your desired installation directory.

Within the File Manager, locate and navigate to that –> home/youserver/public html directory. From the top toolbar of the cPanel, select “Upload” and browse for the file you downloaded from WordPress.org. Once the wordpress.zip file has finished uploading, return to the directory.

Cpanel file upload
cpanel file manager

--> Extra the file in desired directory

extract in file manager

--> Select and Move WordPress the file in desired directory ( example: "Public html" )

select all file

--> Move all the WordPress file to "Public Html"

move file home directory

Step 4:

Create a database and database use

We have finished the initial steps and now it’s time to setup the database that will power your website. Navigate to your cPanel’s main dashboard and locate/click the icon “MySQL Database Wizard”.

phpmyadmin

Once inside the Database Wizard you will be prompted to create a New Database. Your database prefix will appear followed by an underscore and a blank area for you to populate your database name “yourserver_blankarea“. In the blank area you will enter your database name and keep it in a safe spot for a future step. The database name should be at least 3 characters and only contain alphanumeric characters. After filling in the name click “next step”.

CREATE DATABASE

Once inside the Database Wizard you will be prompted to create a New Database. Your database prefix will appear followed by an underscore and a blank area for you to populate your database name “yourserver_blankarea“. In the blank area you will enter your database name and keep it in a safe spot for a future step. The database name should be at least 3 characters and only contain alphanumeric characters. After filling in the name click “next step”.

Mysql Database Wizard

--> Select all privileges to the user you created

user privileges

Step 5:

Rename wp-config-sample.php as wp-config.php

rename as wp-config.php file
wp-config.php

Step 6:

Populate the wp-config.php file with your database information

Now that the wp-config.php file is open in the Code Editor, it is time to start adding your database information…

Locate the line that reads “define(DB_NAMEdatabase_name_here);” and add your database name.

Locate the line that reads “define(DB_USERusername_here);” and add your database username.

Locate the line that reads “define(DB_PASSWORDpassword_here);” and add your database password.

wp-config.php update

Step 7:

Replace default Unique Keys and Salts

With your wp-config-sample.php file still open in the Code Editor, navigate to the section that reads “*Authentication Unique Keys and Salts”. Visit the WordPress Unique Phrase and Salt Key generator here >>. Copy the Unique Phrase and Salt Keys generated by the WordPress API and replace the default ones located in the wp-config.php file. Once you are finished with that, hit “Save” and exit the Code Editor and return to the directory root.

wordpress salt key

Update Your Unique Keys and Salts

salt key update

Step 8:

Run the WordPress Installation Script

Enter your WordPress installation Script  website URL in browse search .

Once you have visited the link for the Installation Script, you will be brought to a page with the URL “https://example.com/wp-admin/install.php”. Replace the “example.com” with the address of the website you are creating. Hit Return/Enter on your keyboard and the install process will begin.

Once you have arrived at the next screen, select the language of choice for your WordPress install and click “continue”.

WordPress language

You will then be brought to a page prompting you to enter all of your website’s pertinent information such as the site title, your username, your password, and email address. If you are developing a new site at this address, it may also be a good idea to tick the box “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” so Google, Bing, etc. don’t index your site before it is populated with content and ready to launch.

wp-admin user creation

You will then be brought to a page prompting you to enter all of your website’s pertinent information such as the site title, your username, your password, and email address. If you are developing a new site at this address, it may also be a good idea to tick the box “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” so Google, Bing, etc. don’t index your site before it is populated with content and ready to launch.

WordPress installed successfully

Step 9:

Login to your WordPress Dashboard --> https://www.example.com/wp-admin

Login using the WordPress  User and Password  Created while running the installation script ( Step: 8)

Login to wp-admin

Step 10:

Congratulation!!! Finally you will get WordPress Dashboard

WordPress dashboard
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