Today we will learn how to install WordPress in cPanel after buying hosting and domain.
The process is very simple just required step by step point to follow. In this process first of all we will add a domain name, then we will install SSL certificate, and then finally we will install our WordPress.
Our steps on how to install WordPress on cPanel:
- Add domain name
- Install Free SSL Certificate
- Install WordPress With Domain name.
So, let’s start:
How to Install WordPress on cPanel
Step 1. Open cPanel Dashboard
When we purchase hosting, our hosting provider give us cPanel accessing URL, Login ID and password.
Just click on the cPanel login link and enter your cPanel login Id and Password. You will see some this kind of interface:
You can see rectangular boxes like 1, 2, 3, 4,… for files, databases, SEO and Marketing tools, domains, etc. I am giving you a complete list for information purpose.
By the list it will become easy to discuss a particular topic regarding our dashboard features.
|3||SEO and Marketing Tools|
|11||Sitepad Website Builder theme|
|12||Softaculus App Installer|
Step 2. Add Domain
Our second step toward installing WordPress is add your domain name. For this go domains and then click on Addon Domains.
When you will click on addon domain it will redirect you to such below screen.
In new domain box enter your domain name like example.com or yourdomain.com, etc.
Rest things will be filled automatically. You can tick on create FTP account or not its completely your own choice.
If you will click on the check box it will ask to enter FTP username and password.
After all this click on Add Domain and your domain will be added successfully.
Now our next step is to install free SSL certificate with our domain name.
Step 3. Install Free SSL Certificate
Many hosting providers offer this certificate from their website dashboard like Greengeeks, etc. But maximum offer it from their cPanel dashboard.
For this you have to go to security tab and then SSL/TLS or SSL/TLS Status.
Under this you will find manage SSL option. And then click on Install button with respect to your domain name.
If you face any trouble then just contact to your hosting support. And ask to install SSL certificate for your respected domain name.
In some hosting it will give ot let’s incript button. Just click on it and your certificate will be installed.
Step 4 Install WordPress
Now our final step is to install WordPress. Friends WordPress is a software that offer website building fascility.
For installing WordPress we have to go to the Softaculus App Installer option. In many other hosting like Hostgator it will show you auto installer option.
So, just follow the guidelines and WordPress logo as show in the image and click on it to install.
Here you can make your website with any platform like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, WHMCS, etc.
We will install WordPress, so are clicking on WordPress app.
When you will click on WordPress it will redirect you to a new interface like this.
Step 4.1 Chose Proper URL & Site Name
Here you have to click on the Install button. It will redirect you to a WordPress form. Just fill in the details as below:
Installation URL is most important for from SEO point of view. So, chose its correct formate.
It should be https://www and your domain.com.
After this change your site name and site description. By default, it will give you My Blog Site Name and my WordPress blog Site Description.
Change these setting as per your domain name and business tagline.
Step 4.2 Define Login ID, Password, And Site Language
WordPress by default give us admin username and pass password. Change this as per your desiger.
Provide your admin email address. This email will get notification or emails from contact us page.
After this chose your site language like English, Hindi, or any other language.
Step 4.3 Chose Theme and Click Install
Now come to our final step. Here chose the website theme and click on install button.
Your WordPress website will be ready to use and customization.
Actually, all these settings can be change from your WordPress dashboard we have written a separate post for that.
These settings are compulsory from SEO point of view and website security point of view.