Installing wordpress on cpanel can be a bit of a challenge for beginners but the process is super simple and straight forward , im going to walk you through the process.The procedure in this article are of a an auto installer called softaculous found in most of cpanel hosting accounts if you host with us here at we host its a feature that comes for free on ever account and has lots of other applications that you can install just like the way we are installing wordpress softwares like Magento, Joomla etc
Whats is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, which would either be part of an Internet hosting service. Or a local server for development.
What is Cpanel?
cPanel is an online Linux-based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.
Now that we know what wordpress is and the purpose of cpanel let dive in and install wordpress in less than 5 mins. Log into your cpanel normally its yourdomain.co.zw/cpanel or yourdomain.co.zw:2083 [Where yourdomain is the domain name to your website ]
Now that you have logged in now scroll to the bottom to the softaculous tab you will see wordpress icon it is the first on the list click it and it will lead to the next page where we will start installing our wordpress
Once you have clicked it will take you to the next page that will show you installations of other wordpress sites if avalables and an over view of the software but im sure if you are following this tutorial there will probably nothing click the install button
Once you have clicked the install now button it wil then load the next page where you will need to setup your site protocol domain and admin account
1. Choose the protocol you want http or https i would recommend https if you do not have an ssl certificate installed on your website you can follow this guide on how to install ssl
certificate for 100% free or if you are customer for some of the wehost services like Wehost Zimbabwe or Namestudio you can open a ticket or chat with then on our live chat our team will install the certificate for you in
less than a minute all you need to tell them is your domain name.
2. Now we have set the domain name directory and protocol time to move to site settings. Enter your Site name , tag line and admin details then click install
Doing that in less than 3 minutes your wordpress website will be ready.
To acess your website Dashboard just add /wp-admin/ to your domain for example ww.yourdomain.co.zw/wp-admin/
And use the details you provided on setting up, with that all happy using wordpress.
This installation might not work on all hosting providers as it is a third-party software that does auto installation in-case you dont have the softacuolus in you panel there is a way you can install with an inbuilt auto installers right in cPanel or install it manually just as simple as the auto installer, leave your comments and suggestions below , cheers