How to Install WordPress in cPanel Hosting
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that’s arguably one of the best out there if you’re looking to create a completely free blog. cPanel is a web hosting control panel that makes it incredibly easy to get started blogging, regardless of your experience. This page will teach you how to install WordPress in cPanel to create a dynamic news blog or website.
Step one: Sign up for a free account with WordPress.com
You can choose from several different plans with WordPress.com, depending on your site’s needs. The best option for most people would be the free trial plan, which gives you a free blog with just enough features to get you going. From there, you can choose to upgrade your plan and pay just $4.95 per month (plus tax) or $49.45 per month (plus tax) for the Premium Plan, which gives you more features.
If you want to create a completely free blog, the best option would be the free plan. For a fully featured blog that you can upgrade to once you’ve gotten started, the Premium Plan is the best option. The free plan comes with 1GB of storage, which you can upgrade to 50GB for just $5 per month more. You can try out WordPress.com without being charged by clicking the button below.
Step two: Install WordPress in cPanel
Once you’re logged into your WordPress account, you can head over to the WP Dashboard, which you can access by clicking mywordpress on the navigation bar at the top of your screen. From there, you can click on Install New WordPress Website. You’ll see a popup appear with several different hosting plans from BlueHost, along with discounts, as shown in the image below. Choose the plan that you’re interested in and click on Install Now.
Now, you need to configure your new site. Name it whatever you like and click on the blue button to the right of the plan’s name to continue. The next screen will ask you to enter the site’s admin credentials, which you can use to log in to your new WordPress site. Make sure that you use a strong password and keep it confidential. You’ll also need to pick a username for your site, and you can use this to log in to your new WordPress site later.
Step three: Activate WordPress
Once you’ve entered your site’s credentials, click on the Activate button to continue. Your new WordPress site will now be deployed and you can see the final results in the dashboard, as shown in the image below. To finish setting up your site, click on the Settings tab, shown in the image below, and you can add more content (pages, posts, etc) to your site by clicking on the + icon to the right of the screen.
WordPress is now installed and ready to go live, but you may want to save the settings and log backup just in case. To do this, click on the Saves button and choose either Delete Saved Settings or Backup Now. You can also click on the Settings tab to see what settings you’ve edited so far. You can use the control panel to access these settings at any time.
Step four: Configure your database options
If you’re a tech-savvy individual who enjoys tweaking settings and adjusting things to suit your needs, you can access your WordPress site’s database through the cPanel dashboard. From there, you can click on the Options tab to see all of the different database options that WordPress has to offer. These options are all listed in the image below, along with a brief description of what they are. For example, the General Options section lets you choose whether or not you want to use automatic WordPress updates, and whether or not you want to allow users to leave comments on your site. The best part about this step is that you can access all of these settings without needing to login to your WordPress account.
Step five: Configure your website’s security settings
To keep your blog or website secure and protected from hackers and nefarious individuals, you need to make sure that your WordPress site is configured properly. You can do this by visiting the Settings tab of your site’s dashboard and clicking on the Security option, as shown in the image below. From there, you can enable or disable security protocols such as WordPress Multi-Author (MU) and Akismet, the two most commonly used anti-spam tools. If you’re not sure how these tools work, you can find out more at the WordPress blog.
Step six: Test your site’s design
Once you’ve deployed your WordPress site and entered the required information, it’s time to test the design and see how it looks in practice. To do this, click on the Preview tab on the top of your screen, as shown in the image below. This will open up the Preview page, where you can click on the green button to the right of the page to continue to the next step.
The last step of the WordPress installation process is to test your new site’s design by clicking on the Preview tab at the top of your screen. This will load up the Preview page, as shown in the image below. From there, you can click on the Continue button to preview the next set of options.
Once you’ve completed all of the above steps, you can login to your WordPress account and access your new site from the dashboard. Congratulations! You now have a professional-looking blog or website built on the world’s #1 content management system. Furthermore, you’ve launched a free blogging platform that you can use to write and publish content on any topic that you choose.
If you’ve followed these instructions and installed WordPress successfully, you can now start writing your first blog post and begin establishing yourself as an expert in your niche. You can also click on the link below to get started with a free 10-day trial of Bluehost, one of the web’s most popular and most trusted hostgators.