How to install wordpress on cpanel- Wordpress tutorial for beginners

Installing wordpress on cpanel in 2 easy steps

In the previous article, I have introduce how to build a website and make money blogging. In this article will guide you step by step how to install wordpress on cpanel simply and quickly, this guide is suitable for beginners. The whole process of installing wordpress on cpanel will take about 5 minutes! To do this I will assume that you already have:

  • Domain
  • Hosting
  • Have access to the cPanel admin page provided by the hosting company.

If you use hosting of Namecheap, A2Hosting, … it means that the account has cPanel access account.

how to install wordpress on cpanel

Log in to the cPanel admin page

Method 1: Login directly to cPanel

You can check the email from the hosting provider sent to you after completing the hosting account, which will contain information such as the path to cPanel, username and password to log in to cPanel.

Installing wordpress on cpanel in 2 easy steps 1

Click on the link to the login page for cPanel (cPanel URL), then use the username (cPanel Username) and password (cPanel Password) provided by the hosting party to log into cPanel.

Method 2: Access cPanel via hosting provider account

If you buy hosting from suppliers like Namecheap or A2, when you access the dashboard you will be able to access cPanel.

Installing wordpress on cpanel

Then click the Go to cPanel button to login to cPanel

how to install wordpress on cpanel

Installing wordpress on cpanel using Softaculous Apps

After logging into cPanel as I instructed above, scroll down and find the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER section, you will find the WordPress icon, click on it to get started.

In the next window, you will click the Install Now button to install WordPress.

how to install wordpress on cpanel

Next you need to provide some information such as WordPress version, website information, administrator account, language …

In the Software Setup section

  • Choose the version you want to install: You should choose the latest WordPress version (default).
  • Choose Protocol: Select http: // or http: // www. because you have not installed SSL. I chose http: // so my website will be later.
  • Choose Domain: Select the domain you have linked to this hosting account.
  • Print Directory: This item is blank.

In the Site Settings section

  • Site Name: Enter your website name
  • Site Description: Enter a description of your website

In the Admin Account section

  • Admin Username: Create a WordPress username, this is a user with administrative rights.
  • Admin Password: Create a password for the administrator account.
  • Admin Email: Can enter personal email or use default email
  • Enable Multisite (WPMU): Do not select this item.

In Choose Language section

Select Language: Choose the language that will be used for WordPress, WordPress supports many languages ​​and English.

Select Plugins

Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer): The Loginizer plugin helps limit the number of wrong logins, for example, if you enter a wrong password or username over the allowed number, it will be blocked or wait until the next login. This is very bad for security, limiting the ability of strangers to try to hack your password. It is recommended to tick this section.

Classic Editor: If you have used WordPress version 4.9.9 and earlier, are familiar with the old interface and want to use it, please tick this section. Otherwise, no need to choose. From the version of WordPress 5.0 that changed the interface completely, I myself liked this new interface.

  • wpCentral-Manage Multiple WordPress: This item is not selected.
  • W3 Total Cache: This plugin is commonly used to speed up website loading.
  • WP Super Cache: This is also a plugin to help optimize and speed up website. These two plugins function similarly, so you only choose one. WP Super Cache is for newbies, and the W3 Total Cache is suitable for experienced people who want to optimize deeper.

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Advanced Options

You can leave the defaults or tweak them according to the instructions below:

  • Database Name: Enter the database name, if you are new, you should leave the default.
  • Table Prefix: New entry or if new, should be the default.
  • Disable Update Notifications Emails: If ticked, WordPress will not send notifications via email every time there is a new update.
  • Auto Upgrade: Auto update function whenever WordPress has a new version or update. Select Do not auto Upgrade.
  • Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins: Automatic update feature every time the plugins have an update.
  • Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes: The function automatically updates every time the themes have updates. This section with the above option is up to you.
  • Backup Location, Automated Backups and Backup Rotation items are left as default.
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Select Theme

If you already have the idea of theme to install, please select it. If not leave the default and later change later. Email installation details to: Enter email that you need to receive notification of WordPress installation results. Login information such as username and password, access path will be sent to this email. Click the Install button to install WordPress.

The process of installing WordPress on cpanel only takes a few minutes. Once completed, you will receive a message saying that you have successfully installed WordPress as shown in the following image. By checking the box you will also receive an email notifying you of a successful WordPress installation with the information shown below.

To access the WordPress admin page, click on the second link in the form http: // yourdomain / wp-admin / and you will be directed to the login page to enter the WordPress Dashboard.

Type the username or email and password when you install WordPress on cpanel in the steps above, then click the Log In button, you will be directed to the website admin page in WordPress. So you have finished installing WordPress on cpanel for the website.


So, I hope from this article you will know how to install wordpress on cpanel. Next I will guide how to install WordPress theme and install WordPress plugins to help your website become professional and fully functional and more secure.

During the installation process, if you have any difficulties, please leave a comment and I will reply soon! Good luck!

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