For New Blogger and Newbie who even do not know about creating and developing websites, WordPress is the best and powerful tool for them which they can chose for their new blogs. Even many of the developers now days use WordPress for their new blog and for most of the projects because of its easy and user friendly interface through which they easily control contents and other stuff on a blog.
WordPress has built-in themes that allow using custom made themes for your blog or whatever the themes you like.
One of the most attractive things in WordPress is its plugins. Beautiful and useful plugins make your blog more attractive and user friendly.
WordPress allows you to have as many editors and authors for your WordPress Blog as many you need.
Free of Cost:
You do not need to pay for installation and use of WordPress at all.
How to Install WordPress Blog via cPanel?
Now it is the time to install WordPress on domain. For this purpose you must have a cPanel or hosting account detail what you may have been provided through your host. For Best Web Hosting, I have always recommend Bluehost. For installation of WordPress follow the instruction below step by step.
Note:WordPress needs a database to be connected for the storage of your data and site. No need to be worried, you can create database in cPanel.
In this post you will also learn how to create database using cPanel.
Step 1: Download WordPress:
First of all go to http://wordpress.org/download/ and download latest version of WordPress. After Downloading, upload it to the folder in cPanel called ‘File Manager’. That opens “public_html” folder in File Manager in cPanel. See the picture below.
Your cPanel Screen will look like this. Click on picture to view in full size.
Step 2: Upload Downloaded Folder:
To upload your WordPress folder click on File Manager as shown below.
You will see a next screen which will be opened in next window automatically.
Now click on upload as seen below.
The next screen will appear on which click on browse, locate WordPress zipped folder from your hard disk and click open, folder will begin uploading.
You will see at right bottom of your screen that your WordPress folder is being uploaded to your Web Disk Folder.
Step 3: Extracting Zipped Folder:
When it finishes upload click back to home page which will be in the same window. Now you will see that your WordPress folder has been uploaded in your “public_html” directory. Select on it and click on extract.
A prompt window will appear which would ask for extracting, click extract.
Step 4: Moving the Folder to Main Page:
Now when you have extracted the folder, it will appear like the picture below.
By default when you extract folder, it creates the same folder in your directory and you have to see files in the folder. Now your WordPress files are in the folder “WordPress”. Open WordPress folder and select all files and move them to main directory of your site as shown below.
No.1: Select all files.
No.2: Click on move.
The next window will appear as below.
As you can see “WordPress” is highlighted above, remove it and click “Move File(s)”. Now you can see your files are located in main folder of your site “public_html” as below.
Step 5: Create a MySQL Database:
After downloading, uploading and moving WordPress files into “public_html” folder, now the time is to create database for connecting WordPress blog. Go to cPanel main home page and click “MySQL® Database Wizard” under Databases options.
Important Note:Your WordPress blog is your business. The more secured you make it, the more safe you are. Database is the main source of data of your blog where each and everything is stored like your log in detail, and other data such data detail. If it is less secured and hackers find the way to get into it, you will lose everything. So try to name it hard, its user name and password much harder even you can’t remember and read. I mean you must make it so much secured by using Upper Case Alphabets and numbers, etc like the picture below.
Keep all these information saved in a Notepad file as it is needed when we will connect it to our “WordPress Blog”.
Step 6: Give a Name to Database, Create User Name & Password::
As you see in the picture above, we give a name that is not easy to read even. Normally people name it simple and hackers commonly try to guess and then hack your site. So if you make your door harder, no one can access to your room.
After giving a name, create its user and password and hit “Create User”.
Note: Please so save your database name and everything you see in the next. You will need this information while completing your installation in future. Now see below.
As you see above, everything is strong including password. Username is also unique and is not easy to read. I mean it’s not a common word. Next step is to check “All Privileges” and your Database is created.
Step 6: Connect Database with WordPress Blog:
Open your site folder where you uploaded WordPress folder for example www.yoursitename.com. As we have uploaded folder in our main site folder “public_html”. After opening correct url, same will be asking to configure wp-config.php file to connect Database as below.
Click on “Let’s go!” and the next window will ask for the information about database which we have created before.
Put all information like Database Name, user name, password, database host, and table prefix in the form.
- Replace “Cpanel_username” with your own cPanel username.
- Database Name will be your created Database Name.
- Database Username will be your created user name.
- Database Password will be same what you set while creating database (without cPanel username).
- Database Host will be “localhost”.
- By default Table Prefix is “wp_”, hackers can access to tables of your database. So do not use it, always use a different Table Prefix as you see in picture above. To read more about Database Table read Wikipedia article about Table (database).
Now click on “Submit”. If you have written everything correct, it will connect your site database and will show you the screen as below.
Click on “Run the install” and submit your site detail as below.
Step 7: Give Your Blog Detail:
Give your blog a title, a username to access admin area to write posts, a strong password and your email. Do not forget to check “Privacy Option” which says “Allow search engines to index this site.”. It is important for you to be indexed in Search engines in order to get traffic.
After completing all above steps, a “Success” message will appear as below.
“Click on Log in” and a window will appear which will ask for log in details as below. Type Username and Password and open WordPress Admin Area
Now giving username and password and log in will take you to your admin area.
By default your log in page url is. http://yoursitename.com/wp-admin
Each time you will have to write the above url to access to your WordPress Admin Panel in order to write posts for your blog. Replace “yoursitename” to your site.
Now What to Do?
This is the best way to Install WordPress Blog which I always recommend and use for my blogs. After installation you should first immediately secure your WordPress Blog and Hide WordPress Log in by default url by giving it a custom url.
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