We’ve talked about the different types of hosts, showed you how to create sub-domains, and how to create WordPress databases.
New users who want to learn about WordPress should keep coming back to this site to read our easy-to-read and understand tutorials.
Again, this blog post is going to show you how to easily install WordPress on a web host using CPanel. We’re demonstrating it using CPanel because it’s the most popular web hosting tool.
Before you install WordPress, you should first understand what you need.
Most web hosting companies will provide you with a web space and tools to manage your websites. The most popular is CPanel. So, you’ll more like get CPanel than other tools to manage your site.
Another thing to understand is WordPress must connect and store information to a Database server. Most often, your host provider will give you access to a database servers to create databases.
To install WordPress, first create a database. To do that using CPanel, follow this tutorial. It will help you create a database from CPanel.
After creating the database, use an FTP client to upload WordPress content to the host. You may also use CPanel built-in File Manager to upload WordPress content.
Once the files are uploaded, using the FTP client again or CPanel File Manager , edit a particular file which allows WordPress to connect to the database you created.
The file to edit is called wp-config-sample.php. It will be in the root directory on your host.
Right-click it using either the FTP client or CPanel File Manager, to rename it to wp-config.php. Then right-click it again to edit it, entering the Database Name, Database Username, and the user’s password.
The above file is how contains the default WordPress setup info. You must change the highlighted information to match what you typed when you created the database.
You should also enter the database name, the database user name and the database user’s password. If you don’t know, go back to CPanel and select Databases to view that information.
When you have entered the correct information, save the file and close out.
Next, open your web browser and browse to your website. You should see a welcome page. If not, check the database information to make sure they’re correct.
Finally, click Install WordPress to install it.
After installing it, use the admin username and password you created above to sign in.