How to install wordpress through cPanel

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Lalith George Staff asked 5 years ago

I want to install WordPress through cPanel, kindly tell me how to do it?

2 Answers
saleslead answered 5 years ago

Many cPanel users prefer website design software with which they are familiar. WordPress is web-based software that you can use to create a website or blog, and it works well with cPanel.
Install WordPress
WordPress 3.8 is available as a cPAddon. If your host has enabled WordPress, you can install it through the Site Software interface in cPanel (Home >> Software/Services >> Site Software).  
If your host has not enabled WordPress as a cPAddon, you can still download and install WordPress from the WordPress website. For more information, read the installation instructions on the WordPress website.
WordPress Installation Issues
Due to potential conflicts in the


file, WordPress should never share a document root with another WordPress instance.
If you experience difficulties with WordPress, check the following requirements:

  • Each cPanel account user can have only one installation of WordPress in the document root directory.
    • Examples:
      • /home/example/public_html/
      • /home/example/public_html/
      • /home/example/public_html/subdomain


  • Only one domain or subdomain can have a WordPress install on any



  • Additional installations of WordPress can be located in subdirectories under the domain’s

    directory, provided that they are not a document root.

    • Examples:
      • Under the document root for the main domain:
      • Under a subdomain:
      • Under an addon domain:



Here’s the quick version of the instructions for those who are already comfortable with performing such installations. More detailed instructions follow.
If you are not comfortable with renaming files, step 3 is optional and you can skip it as the install program will create the wp-config.php file for you.

  1. Download and unzip the WordPress package if you haven’t already.
  2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  3. (Optional) Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then edit the file (see Editing wp-config.php) and add your database information.
  4. Upload the WordPress files to the desired location on your web server:
    • If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g., move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (excluding the WordPress directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
    • If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g., create the blog directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped WordPress package to the directory via FTP.
    • Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.
  5. Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.

Anonymous answered 5 years ago

Use fantastico one click installer, once installed, remove the install.php file from wp-admin folder.

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