How to install WordPress using Cpanel QuickInstall

By | January 30, 2015

Login to your cPanel, and scroll down until you find a box labeled ‘Software/services’, and click on the ‘QuickInstall’ button in this box.

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Next, click on ‘WordPress’, under blog software, in the navigation bar on the left, and click ‘Continue’

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A box labeled ‘Install WordPress’ will show up.

Select the domain you want to install WordPress on in the drop-down menu. In nearly all cases, you’ll want to install WordPress to your root domain (an example of a rootdomain is: http://imstartpage.com), and not to a subfolder (an example of a subfolder is: http://imstartpage.com/blog).

Enable Auto Upgrades. Uncheck the box if you don’t want WordPress to automatically upgradint in version without asking you for approval. In most cases, auto updates are fine.

Enter your Admin Email address. In most cases, it’s best to use your main e-mail address, as this is the e-mail address that’s going to be used to send your installation details to, and used to recover lost passwords, etc.

The blog title. Usually, this will be the same as the domain, except you can type out any abbreviations here, and use spaces. For this website, for instance, I used ‘Internet Marketing Start Page’.

Admin user. It’s preferred to use something other than ‘Admin’, especially if the website is valuable to you. If someone is trying to gain access to your Website’s WordPress, and your username is not ‘Admin’, they’ll have to both guess your username AND your password, which is a lot more difficult. It’s the safest to use something completely random. Note: this is not the name you’ll be posting as; this can be changed in WordPress itself. 

First Name and Last Name; just enter your first and last name.

Once everything is filled in,  click ‘Install now!’ to start the installation.

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During the installation, you’ll see a green progress bar:

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Wait for the installation to finish. This usually only takes a few seconds.

A password to login to WordPress on your site is automatically created. The username and password are automatically e-mailed to the address you entered as your ‘Admin Email address’.

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WordPress is now installed. It might take a few minutes for your website to actually go live.

Visit your domain, and click ‘Log in’ under META, or visit yourdomain.com/wp-admin, to go to the login screen.

To login to WordPress, use the username you just picked, and password that was automatically generated.

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Welcome to WordPress! This is the back-end of your website, where you’ll be able to build your website.

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