Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wordpress Installation in Cpanel

Wordpress Installation in Cpanel

Step 1: Download the installation archive from the WordPress download section (http://wordpress.org/download/) by clicking on "Download.zip" or "Download.tar.gz". This way you will get the latest stable release of the WordPress application.

Step 2: When you are in cPanel -> File Manager, navigate to the uploaded file and extract it by clicking on "Extract". The other option is to extract the file on your computer and then to upload the content in the desired folder via FTP.

Step 3: You have to create a Mysql database and a database user and then assign that user in to the database with full privellages.

Step 4: Then you have to run the installer,With the new version of WordPress, you don’t have to edit your config. file anymore. Simply type the url of the directory where it was installed.

    For example: www.yourdomain.com/blog/

In cpanel case, you will need to add user_database format when you enter the name of your database. Enter the database you created in the step 2. Enter the username and password and thats it. You don’t need to change Database host and wp_prefix field.
Once you hit the submit button, it will take you to a follow up page like this :

Make sure that you check the box off if you don’t want this blog to be seen by search engines. For businesses, keep it on so you can be discovered. Make sure you enter a valid email because if something goes wrong, and your browser decide to shut off on you, and you didn’t get to copy the random password, it can send the password to you. Once you click install, a confirmation screen like below would appear:

After the step above, your installation is now complete and you can login to your WordPress admin panel by going to:

Eventhough the install is complete, there is more that awaits you such as choosing the right theme, plugins, and advertising your blog.

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