Installing WordPress using cPanel, Installation of WordPress Blog using cPanel
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a. rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
Here are the Steps / Instructions on How to Install WordPress CMS on your own Webhost using cPanel:
1. Download WordPress (Latest Version). Save it on appropriate directory.
2. Run your web browser (firefox, internet explorer, etc.), go to your cPanel Administration Website, Login your correct username and password.
3. Go to Files Category at your cPanel Admin, then click File Manager.
4. A pop-up dialog appears, File Manager Directory Selection, choose Web Root, and click Go.
5. At File Manager, click Upload.
6. New tab appears, Upload files, then click Browse.
Locate your downloaded wordpress (latest version) zip file, select it and click Open.
7. Then uploading starts wait until finished. Afterwards, close the upload files tab.
8. Back to the File Manager, your wordpress zip file is there.
Right-click the wordpress zip file, the choose or click Extract.
If ask to extract on the public_html or the root directory, just click Extract File(s).
Wait until the extraction is finish, then extracted wordpress folder will be showed.
(Note: you can rename your wordpress directory for example myblog folder, just right-click the wordpress folder then choose or click Rename).
9. Double-click the extracted wordpress folder, you will see the wordpress contents or files.
Locate wp-config-sample.php, then right-click and choose or click Rename.
10. Rename dialog appears, below the here : section, you will type wp-config.php to rename the wp-config-sample.php
Afterwards the rename wp-config.php is showed.
11. Download the wp-config.php and save it to your computer. (This make it easier to edit and minimized any mistakes). After the download, make a backup copy (a master copy) then later, we will edit the copied wp-config.php file.
In the editing the wp-config.php file, you can used Notepad++ (For Best Results on my opinion). Right-click and Edit with Notepad++ or choose Open and Select the basic Notepad. (Note: If you don’t have a Notepad++ click here to download official site)
Ok lets move to the next step before we proceed on editing wp-config.php , I just show how to use the notepad editor, we will use it later.
12. Then go back to your cPanel Administrator, at Databases Category, then click MySQL Database Wizard.
13. At MySQL Database Wizard, Proceed to Step 1, create new database by typing a database name. (Note: Afterwards you create a database name, there is a prefix on the database name creation. For example if you type mydatabase, and then there is a prefix orbs_, the full database name will be orbs_mydatabase). Click the Next Step after you fill necessary information.
14. After the creation of database name, Proceed to Step 2, Create database users, type the username (again there will be prefix on the username), then type a strong password (it should be match). Then afterwards you type necessary information, click Create User.
15. Proceed to Database Privileges, check the box All Privileges, to check and fill all the privileges. Click the Next Step after you fill necessary information.
16. The message follows that the User was added on the database. Then click Return Home.
17. Then open the file wp-config (As I mention earlier on Step 11, by using Notepad++, or any text editor), then put necessary information needed to activate your WordPress.
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’); – your database name, e.g. orbs_mydatabase
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’);–your username on database, e.g. orbs_myusername
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’);– your password on database, e.g. mypassword
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);– commonly default is localhost (the hostname)
define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’); – commonly default charset (the character set used)
define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);– on default it’s blank, so I just leave it blank, nothing to put on it, unless you know what you’re doing.
Authentication Unique Keys and Salts, change these to different unique phrases, you can grab a unique keys and salts, provided by WordPress, click here to generate.
define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘LOGGED_IN_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘NONCE_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘AUTH_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘LOGGED_IN_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘NONCE_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
Press F5, if you like a more random characters, once you had enough, copy and paste it.. Exact and same order…
$table_prefix = ‘wp_’; – it’s a prefix that the wordpress tables to use on. e.g. usernames = wp_usernames. Got it? 🙂
Leave the others by default value, Once done, save the file. You will upload the file inside the extracted wordpress folder.
18. Upload the edited wp-config.php, Go to File Manager, then to WordPress Folder, then inside the WordPress folder, overwrite the existing wp-config.php file.
To do that, click Upload and at the Upload Files, browse to the edited wp-config.php on your computer, then click Open.
It will ask you to overwrite just click Yes. Wait until finished the upload and then close the tab.
19. Go to your web browser, and type the website address (for example, http://www.mywebsite.com/wordpress, this will forward you to installation of WordPress. or http://www.mywebsite.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
Site Title – the name of your website / site
Username – your administrator username (admin is default)
Password – your administrator password, you must entered it twice on both correct manner.
Email – use any proxy email or perhaps your on email address…
Allow my site to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati. Leave the checkbox by default, it was check.
Click Install afterwards you put necessary information.
20. WordPress Successfully Installed will appear. Congratulations. 🙂
21. To check your website is working, browse to your website http://www.mywebsite.com (if redirection is enable) or http://www.mywebsite.com/wordpress and to go your wordpress administrator page. http://www.mywebsite.com/wordpress/wp-admin (put your WordPress username and password on it to log in).
Server requirements for WordPress 3.2.1
PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater
(Optional)(Required for MultiSite) Apache module (for clean URIs known as Permalinks)
The minimum requirements for WordPress 3.1 are PHP 4.3 and MySQL 4.1.2.
See yah laters and have fun on blogging. 🙂
Related References :
Server Requirements on WordPress on Official Site
Download WordPress Official Site
How To Install WordPress Locally Using WAMP by Jcyberinux
About Character Sets and Collations in General – MySQL Official Site
NOTEPAD ++ A FAST AND BEST SOURCE CODE EDITOR by Jcyberinux
Notepad ++ Official Site Download
Unique Keys and Salts Generator – WordPress Official Site