How to Install WordPress on Live Server from cPanel
Before you install WordPress, first you will need a domain name and a good web hosting company that knows WordPress.
Cpanel is a popular software used by many web hosting companies. It provides website owners with a simple web-based interface to manage their hosting account.
It is a one-stop access to several useful utilities including auto-installer scripts that help you install WordPress.
Hosting companies select which auto-installer script they want to use. Generally, Softaculous, QuickInstall, and Fantastico are the most popular options.
We will show you how to install WordPress using all three auto-installers. You can follow the instructions, based on the installer you see on your cPanel dashboard.
Softaculous is a popular auto-installer script. It allows you to easily install popular web applications like WordPress with just a few clicks.
Clicking on these icons will launch Softaculous auto-installer for WordPress.
First, you will see an overview of WordPress. You need to click on the Install tab to continue.
you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like example.com. In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank. Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.
Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress Admin Dashboard after installation. Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.
Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes. Do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise, this may affect your WordPress installation.