How To Install WordPress With cPanel

When it comes to building your website. The next step after you get your domain and hosting is to install WordPress.
how to install wordpress

It’s time to install WordPress. For this step, you are going to need to log into your HostYak account & access your cPanel.

Once in your cPanel, you will need to go down to the “Web Applications” panel and click on the WordPress logo. This will take you to the install WordPress page.

Click on “Install this application” and now you are on the “Installatron Install” page.

Location

Choose your domain. If you are using a larger plan from HostYak you may have added some “Add-On Domains” in which case you will have multiple domains to choose from. If not then just make sure your domain is selected.

The next section is for your “Directory”, you will need to keep this empty. This will install WordPress on your actual domain instead of uronlinebrand.com/blog. Which is what the directory is for.  /blog is the directory used for that example.

Version

This section is easy … don’t touch anything! 🙂

Settings

Leave the “Enable Multisite (WPMU)” checkbox unchecked

This panel is going to be used to create your “User Account”. So fill in a username & password.

Username: This needs to be unique … 

Two Usernames to NEVER USE

  1. admin
  2. webmaster

You also want to make sure you do not use any other very basic usernames

Password: this is very important, be sure that you have a secure password

Administrator Email: you want to be sure that this is an email that you have access to and that you check on a regular basis. If you don’t have an email address, I recommend you use Gmail.

Website Title: This is the Name of Your Online Brand.

Tagline: This is important and you need to spend some time creating your tagline. When you do finish coming up with a tagline, put it in here.  You can change this later inside of you “WordPress Dashboard”

Two-Factor Authentication is a plugin that forces a security protocol to have two-factor authentication to keep your website login page secure.

Limit Login Attempts is a plugin that you want to keep checked.  If someone is trying to log into your WordPress account it will lock the account for 15 minutes when they enter the wrong password multiple times. 

Enable Multi-Site is going to be left on “No”

As far as the advanced settings you just need to leave this as it is by default to automatically manage the advanced settings for you.

The next thing you need to do is simply click on “Install” and you have now successfully installed WordPress on your domain.

Congratulations! You Have Successfully Installed The WordPress Software On Your Site!

Unfortunately, we are far from being finished. Moving forward there are some more boring steps, but don’t worry. We are going to be into the design part of our website project soon enough.

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