Why should I install other CMS when WordPress is available? I have been using WordPress for two of my websites (LetYouRead blog and an E-commerce website for my Business) certainly not found any difficulties till date. Easy to customize, more flexibility, WordPress Plugins for anything a blog need, Free and Premium themes with one click installation, frequent updates as well even more and more features. What else you need more for your blog if WordPress provides all these unbelievable features?
Eighty out of 100 blogs would undoubtedly go for WordPress as WordPress is an open source content management system. Anyone can download WordPress to their blogs at no cost. Even a person with beginner level internet knowledge can easily understand WordPress. A report stated that around 75 million websites are have installed WordPress. A survey took place in 2017 resulted that 59 percent websites have installed WordPress among top 1 million domains.
Here is the video tutorial less than a minute explains slide by slide to watch out for WordPress installation on Cpanel account.
I would definitely say that you are now eager to install WordPress on your blog. If I am not wrong, here is the guidance on how to install WordPress on your Web Hosting Cpanel account.
Check your Web Hosting Provider to Install WordPress in Cpanel Account
As most of the web hosting service providers offer its customers to install WordPress with a click away through Softaculous Apps installer. Be aware to check before registering for web hosting account whether your provider offers you Softaculous Apps installer to install WordPress and other CMS like Joomla, Drupal and more. You can even install WordPress manually, but why you should do when Softaculous Apps installer helps you finish the installation process easier in less time.
How to Install WordPress in Cpanel Account
Right after your web hosting account has activated, you will receive an Email from your web hosting provider contains Cpanel username and password along with the web link to login to your Cpanel account.
- In your Cpanel account Home page, Click Account Information >> List Accounts. The page will show your available domains. There you can click Cpanel link next to the domain you wish to install WordPress. It will open in a new tab containing files, databases, domains, email accounts belong to the particular domain. Scroll down, look for software categories there you will see Softaculous Apps Installer. Click on it.
- Under Softaculous Apps installer, you can see top scripts listed there and WordPress will be the first one. Move your cursor to WordPress and click install.
- You have to continue with few more steps that are software set up, admin account settings, database settings, language settings and advanced settings.
WordPress Installation Software Set up Settings
At first, it will ask you choose the protocol. Choose accordingly whether your site has SSL certificate then go for HTTPS:// or just choose HTTP://. My hosting provider has offered me free SSL certificate along with my hosting. If you are looking for secured hosting provider to get SSL certificate at no cost, read the post Get Unlimited Web Hosting up to Five Blogs from a Reliable Web Hosting Provider
Choose your domain for which you need WordPress to be installed, just remove the WP In directory as it will automatically install on your root directory. Also, choose the database name simple and easy to remember.
Fill out the name of your site and description. Ensure to fill it out with the catchy title and description relevant to your blog to attract your readers.
Multisite WPMU option as it does not need for your blog. Hence leave it.
Admin Username, Password and Email Settings
Choose your preferred username and password. You can login to your WordPress dashboard later after installation with the username and password you provide while setting up WordPress account. Don’t choose formal passwords. Choose a strong password and then provide your Email address. Be aware to provide an active Email address as you will receive an email to the address containing complete WordPress installation details for future reference.
Choose Language, Plugins and Advanced Options
Choose your preferred language and enable limit login attempts in plugins as it is secured way to be staying safe from hackers.
You can see Auto Version Upgrade for WordPress, plugins, and themes. Enable it if you want to get the upgrade every time else just leave it blank later you can upgrade manually from your dashboard. Up next automated backups, choose your preferable frequency. Better back up your files once in a day and choose the backup rotation as seven a good idea.
Probably, you can get to select the theme for your WordPress blog when installing. But that is not mandatory as luckily you can install themes later on your WordPress dashboard.
That’s all, Go for installation. You have to wait for few seconds to complete the whole installation process. You will receive an email from WordPress right after the successful installation. Just log in to your WordPress dashboard and start customizing your blog, add pages and as well posts.
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