The easiest way to install WordPress (through cPanel)

Ready to get started with a new WordPress installation? The web is filled with tutorials of how to install it and a quick Google Search will provide you with everything you need. Regardless, we believe there is no reason to make things hard for yourself and have created this simple, step by step guide on how to install WordPress, the easy way!

We assume you have bought your domain and hosting (hopefully with one of these three guys: One.com, NameCheap, HostingIreland).

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Login to your cPanel

You would have received an email with a bunch of info for your hosting. The info you’re looking for is the link to your cPanel, the username and password.
Once you’re in, it should look something like this:

 

Scroll down to Softaculous Apps Installer

Softaculous is a commercial script library that automates the installation of commercial and open source web applications to a website. — It’s pretty handy! You will usually find it at the very bottom of the cPanel page.

 

Click on WordPress

Not quite sure what else to say here. Just click on it 🙂

 

Click on Install Now

The big blue button on the right hand-side of the page.

 

Fill in the details asked

This is where things can go wrong (but it is still very easy). Fill in the information requested. Below a quick explanation of what each field means.

  • Choose Protocol: This should be pre-populated for you. Unless you have an SSH certificate, chose ‘http://www.’
  • Choose Domain: You can select the domain you want to use to access the website. For argument’s sake, we assume you only have one option.
  • In Directory: If you want to be able to access your website by typing ‘www.mydomain.com’, leave this field blank. If you want to have to type ‘www.mydomain.com/worpdress’, type in ‘wordpress’ in the box. You get the idea.
  • Site Name: The name of your website
  • Site Description: A quick tagline for your website — it usually gets picked up by Search Engines.
  • Enable Multisite (WPMU): Unless you have more than one website on your domain, leave unticked.
  • Admin Username: Your admin username
  • Admin Password: Your admin password — make sure to remember these, they won’t be sent to your inbox.
  • Admin Email: the email address you want to receive any notifications from your website.
  • Select Language: 
  • Select Plugin(s): Un-tick everything for now.
  • Advanced Options: Leave this alone for now.
  • Select Theme: You can pre-install a theme for your website if you’d like. Or go with the standard one. In any case, there is bizillions amount of themes out there for you to chose from.

Click Install

Click install and let it do its magic. Should not take longer than a few seconds!

 

How to access your site

That’s it!

You can now see your website on your domain: www.yourdomain.com
To access the back-end of your site (the admin control panel if you like), visit: www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin

Happy exploring!

 

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