WordPress is the most popular blogging and CMS platform in the world. Everyone whoÂ wants to have control over their website without spending a lot of money on maintenance should look to WordPress.
Iâ€™ve personally installed hundreds of WordPress installations for clients in my past jobs. In fact, all of the web properties we manage atÂ Bacic Media GroupÂ currently run on the WordPress platform, and we have no intentions on changing to anything else right now.
In this article, weâ€™ll go over how to install a fresh copy of WordPress on any host with cPanel in under 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that if your web host has a 1-click option to install WordPress, then you should use that as it does all the work for you. But for those that do not have that option, follow these simple instructions to get the job done.
1. Download WordPress (2 Minutes)
The first thing you will need to do is download the WordPress files onÂ WordPress.org. My preference isÂ tar.gzÂ version because it is smaller in filesize, but theÂ zipÂ version works just as well.
2. Create a Database (7 Minutes)
The next thing we need to do is create a MySQL database. To do that, we need to log in to our cPanel account. Once weâ€™re in the cPanel dashboard screen, we will click on â€œMySQL Database Wizardâ€ and follow the steps in order to create the database and database user.
In the first step, we simply create a database by specifying what name we want it to be. Just make sure you write this down as we will need it later when we run the WordPress installation.