As you know that WordPress is known as the most popular Blogging platform and content management system “CMS”, all the best WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress within few clicks.
Installing WordPress is a simple process in this WordPress installation guide we will offer the most comprehensive ways for beginners and advance users, we will deeply explain how to install WordPress with the Softaculous auto-installer script and manually for intermediates users.
Things You Need Before Installing WordPress
Before you install WordPress, First you need to have an active hosting account, and we highly recommend using a good hosting company for your website.
How to Install WordPress Using Softaculous
Softaculous is a popular auto-installer script. It allows you to easily install popular web applications having 431 great scripts like WordPress with just a few clicks. Hosting companies like OvationHost, SiteGround, and InMotion Hosting use Softaculous in their cPanel.
Simply login to your cPanel account and look for Softaculous Section, and Click on WordPress.
Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress.
You need to click on the Install tab to continue. Next, you have to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.
If your site has SSL and HTTPS, then you can select https:// or https://www. as protocol.
After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like Guide.com. But if you want to install WordPress on any sub domain you can select that as well from Domain Drop Down option, and you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.
Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.
Like site name and Site description and under Admin Account Section, User Name, Password and Admin Email,
Under this section, first, you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress Dashboard after installation.
Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password. But you can change them as you like.
But make sure to type a correct email address in the admin email field, because WordPress will send password reset link if you ever forgot your admin password.
Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer.
Softaculous will run the installer. It will take a couple of minutes, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise, this may affect your WordPress installation.
Next, you will see a success message after the installation is completed. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your WordPress admin area.
Now click on the Administrative URL to login to your WordPress dashboard.
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How to Install WordPress Manually
Manually installation of WordPress is also easy and just will take about 5 minutes, however for manually installation you need to login to your website cPanel of you will need to have an FTP Account to upload the WordPress setup file.
Here we will upload the WordPress setup file with cPanel Access.
In the first step, you must login to your cPanel then click file manager folder as shown below.
When you click on the file manager, you will enter into a panel on the left side of panel you will see Public_html as show below
Pubilc_html is your root directory and you have to put your WordPress files in this folder.
To place WordPress files in the Public-HTML folder, upload the WordPress file zip version using the upload option on the hosting page.
After uploading the WordPress folder, right-click on its zip folder and select the Extract option to unzip the WordPress folder.
As we extract the WordPress version below, you need to delete the zip file from inside your thumbnail.
Then click on the blue button in the above text box to transfer all the files in the WordPress folder from the WordPress folder to the public_html folder.As you can see in the figure below, select all files and right click go for the move option to move files in the public_html directory you will see like this public_html/WordPress remove WordPress and click move files
Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use
Now, we need to do the database-related work, which should be done on the Database ® MySQL option inside the Database section, as shown below.
Give a user for database and database name plus password; you need to remember the information of database because you will need this when installing WordPress manually
Go through the installation process of WordPress
Now it’s time to navigate to your website to start with the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress in your public_html directory you’ll need to go to http://yourdomain.com in your preferred browser.
On this page you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Since we already have this information, simply press the Go! button.
Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Submit button
WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Install button to proceed.
On the next screen, you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. In addition, you can specify whether you’d want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button. Bear in mind, however, that you should specify a real email address. It can be later used in case you forget your password.
Your new WordPress application is installed. You can use the Login In button to access your administrative backend and start posting in your new site.
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