How to install WordPress in cPanel
WordPress is the most popular content management system on the web, with over 40% of all websites using it. This tutorial will describe two ways to install WordPress on your cPanel server.
Install using Site Script
Enabling the Site Script
Log into WHM as Root
Click on cPanel.
Click on Install cPAddons Site Software.
Check the box next to WordPress and click Update cPAddon Config.
Using the Site Script
Log into cPanel.
Under Software click on Site Software.
Under Blogs Click on WordPress.
Fill out the fields with your information.
Once everything is filled out, click install.
This method is a little bit more complex, but gives you a typical WordPress install.
Install the WordPress files
Download the WordPress installation here Download
Upload them through the cPanel file manager, FTP or you can download it through SSH by running the following command:
Once the file is uploaded, unzip it. By default it will unzip to a new wordpress directory. Copy the contents of the new wordpress folder wherever you want the wordpress installation to be.
Log in to your cPanel.
Click MySQL Database Wizard under the Databases section.
Enter the database name and click Next Step.
Enter the database user name and the password. Make sure to use the password generator to get a secure password. Click Create User.
Next, you will be able to set the permissions. Click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
Now that you have the database ready and the files ready. Open a web browser and go to your new website. You will be presented with the WordPress installation screen. Fill out the fields that are presented with the information you copied earlier.