How to install WordPress manually using hosting cpanel in 12 steps

Here we are learning about how to install WordPress manually using our hosting cpanel. In most of the cases there will options for installing wordpress using a single click from cpanel. But it depends on hosting companies and packages. Using the following steps you can do it manually in any hosting account. It is pretty easy to do and can complete within 5 minutes.

  1. Login to your hosting cpanel
  2. There you can see MySQL Databases icon ( see the following picture ). Click on that.
  3. There you need to create a new database for your wordpress installation. Enter a name for your database and click on create database button.
  4. After creating database, you need to create a MySQL user.Enter a user name , password and click on “Create a user” button.
  5. After creating database and user, you should add user to the database.You can see the option “Add a user to a Database”. There you need to select user and Databse and click on “Add” button. Select full privileges for the user.
  6. Now your Database side is ready. Its time to download WordPress installation files from their official website. Visit and download the installation zip file.
  7. Go to your cpanel home page from the current MySQL Databases page. And check for the “File Manager” icon (Refer the following picture ). Click on the button.
  8. Upload the downloaded wordpress installation zip file to the directory you need to host your site. Mostly it will be in your root folder itself. Upload and the extract the zip files there.
  9. Make sure wordpress files are there now. You can see wp-admin , wp-content , wp-includes like folders and many other php files. Locate wp-config-sample.php file .Then select the file , right click and cilcik on edit button.
  10. There you can see the code as below

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’);

    /** MySQL database username */

    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’);

    /** MySQL database password */

    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’);

    You should enter the created database name , user name and password there.

  11. Rename the wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php
  12. Enter the your website  address in browser. There you need to enter some more basic data like admin user name , password, email address and website name.

That’s all, now you have completed the manual installation of wordpress successfully.

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