How to Install WordPress in cPanel STEP BY STEP
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How to Install WordPress in cPanel STEP BY STEP


How to install WordPress step by step. Hello WordPress enthusiasts, and welcome to
our channel. My name is Robert, and in this video, I will
show you how to install this fabulous content management system in cPanel and create your
first website fast. You have three options for using WordPress. WordPress.com
WordPress.org Local PC WordPress.com, WordPress.org where you can
download the software and use its powerful features for free on unlimited domains, and
also locally on your PC. The last one is for those of you who want
to test themes and plugins fast without the limitations of an internet connection. But in this video, I will focus only on how
to install the software from WordPress.org through your cPanel on your domain with hosting
bought from Siteground.com, which is one of the best hosting providers out there. You are free to use any other hosting provider. There are so many possibilities, but from
my experience as a WordPress website owner, it is a very good choice. First of all, click the link in the description
to get a massive discount for WordPress hosting. Enter the name for the domain you want to
register and complete all the steps until you get the message “Proceed to the Customer
Area”. Now you can access your user account and easily
install WordPress from cPanel or by using the new interface offered by Siteground, which
makes it even more comfortable. After only a couple of clicks, you’ll be ready
to access your site’s dashboard and play with its settings. When using the standard cPanel, which powers
most of the web servers out there, you need to go to the WordPress installer in WordPress
Tools over here. Some providers might name this menu differently,
and you need to look for Softaculous Apps Installer. To avoid this confusion, search for WordPress
installer in the search panel. Next, click on the WordPress tool and select
the Quick or the Custom install under the Install tab. The Quick Install will give you options for
choosing the WordPress version, installation URL, and dashboard admin credentials. If you want to access things like site name,
description, and other advanced options before installing WordPress, make sure you choose
the Custom Install way. What you need to do next is to choose the
domain you want WordPress to be installed on, the https:// protocol, which will allow
using an SSL certificate to encrypt the communication between your server and your visitor’s browser. This is mandatory for data security and SEO. I will show you how to use Let’s Encrypt on
Siteground to install a free SSL certificate fast, so keep watching. Next, fill out all the fields below carefully
with your site’s name, description, and so on. Choose a username and a strong password than
insert your admin email here. Select the language and the plugins you want
to start with. I would recommend starting simple with a clean
installation and adding additional tools later if needed. In the advanced options below, you can set
the name of your database or leave it as it is by default. Choosing a custom name for your database will
help you quickly recognize it later if needed. A maximum of seven letters is allowed in the
database name field, and you can change the Table Prefix too, it’s up to you. Chooses the Backup Location in this drop-down. I leave it as it is by default every time
I install WordPress on a new domain. I also prefer to back up my sites manually
to make sure that I have something in my hand if the files on the hosting server will disappear
for no reason. Just click on Install below whenever you are
ready and wait a couple of seconds until the process ends. If everything goes well, you’ll be prompted
that WordPress was installed successfully, and you can access the website by clicking
on this link or your admin URL, which will open the dashboard. There you have it. WordPress in on now, and you can start by
replacing the default theme with something better. For example, you can try installing Neve and
then import one of its starter sites. If you are creating a site for a tattoo shop,
import this demo and customize it as you want with Elementor. You can easily change everything like text,
images and so on without touching a single line of code. The visual editor interface of Elementor is
so user-friendly and intuitive. I promised I would show you how to add a free
SSL certificate to your domain name. Well, you can use the lazy way and contact
the Siteground team to do it for you. But if you are the action type guy and you
want to do it yourself, go back to the cPanel and search Let’s Encrypt over here. Click on the app and then choose the domain
you want to install an SSL certificate on. Stay with the simple one, then click the install
button below. You’ll see a pop-up window that says SSL is
successfully installed. Click OK, and you are all set. Now you can check it out live on your website. If your domain is new or bought from another
registrar, you need to wait around twenty minutes or even more until you see it live
on your browser. My connection is secure on Chrome, for example,
because I have a valid SSL certificate. Let’s see what’s happening if I cancel the
SSL certificate in my Siteground account? If I reload the page now, I get the 404 error
message, which means that my site isn’t working the way it should be, so let’s go back and
install the SSL certificate again. So easy, right. I remember that years ago, WordPress could
be installed only manually by uploading all the files from WordPress.org through FTP. Then I had to create a database for it and
take care of the manual installation when accessing the site for the first time. Now it is much more comfortable, and within
the new user interface on Siteground, it is easier like never before. For example, if I create a new test subdomain
in the site tools over here, I can go to WordPress after the domain is generated. Now I need to click on Install & Manage, select
WordPress, the test subdomain, language, and admin info, then I only have to click on Install
below. That’s it! Now you know how to install WordPress. If you have questions, leave a comment below,
and I will answer each of your guys. Feel free to check out other videos on our
channel and make sure to subscribe so you won’t miss any future videos I publish. See you in the next one. Cheers!

One Comment

  • Robert Peter

    Feel free to check out other videos on our channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmRasCVwuvpQAvDNnsR5Om8fE8OJBwtJP
    and make sure to subscribe so you won't miss any future videos I publish.

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