Why should you care about WordPress?

WordPress is one of the easiest and most versatile blogging and website content management system having a massive global reach. cPanel helps you to take maximum advantage out of WordPress by providing simple user friendly steps that anyone can follow.
How does cPanel help you with WordPress?
1. cPanel simplifies running and controlling WordPress with minimum hassle.
2. Access holders of different levels, like Admins or end users can control different aspects of the blogging site directly.
3. Users can easily manage databases, domain names, mail accounts, and necessary back ups
What is Softaculous and how does it help?
Traditionally we needed to install applications manually by uploading all the files, creating a database and follow a laborious process. Instead by using Softaculous Apps Installer (located in the cPanel home), we allow this auto script installer to install WordPress (& other well known PHP, JavaScript, Perl applications if need be) on its own providing only a few cursory clicks along the way.

How to Install WordPress using cPanel?

Let’s cut to the chase and see how you can install WordPress using cPanel effortlessly:

Step 1: Click Blogs on the left hand side of Softaculous to initiate the process and select WordPress from the dropdown.

Step 2:Click Install in the WordPress overview page as shown below.

Step 3: Follow our configuration guide for a smooth installation.

Software Setup Section
1. Choose Protocol – Choose http or https protocol based on your needs for your WordPress website.
2. Choose Domain – The dropdown menu helps you to choose between the root or any other subdomain folders.
3. In Directory – Specify folder destination for WordPress installation or leave it empty for a root website installation.
Site Settings Section
4. Site Name & Site Description – Let visitors know what they are looking at.
5. Enable Multisite – Check this field to enable installation via WordPress network installation.
Admin Section
6. Admin Username/Password – Setup your admin credentials here for higher level access and enhanced functionalities.
7. Admin Email – Here you can put your email id to get WordPress notifications and updates.
Language & Plugin Section
8. Select Language – Pick the language you want to publish your blog in.
9. Plugins – Select nifty 3rd Party Plugins that are optional yet very useful.
Advanced Options Sections
10. Database Name – Customise your WordPress database by providing a handy name to it.
11. Table Prefix – While going for multiple installations using the same database, you can add different prefixes to segregate each instance according to the differing prefixes.
12. Disable Update Notifications – Toggle this field if you want to turn off those pesky update notifications from WordPress.
13. Upgrade Options – Set up auto up-gradation of the WordPress CMS, Installed theme or plugins by selecting the required options.
14. Automated backups – By enabling this option, you can enforce an automatic backup rotation that keeps your backup content safe and up to date.

Step 4: Upon successful installation you will get the links to the installation and admin panel.

There you go. WordPress installed successfully using cPanel.