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How to install WordPress manually in cPanel

Here are the steps to manually install WordPress on your hosting account using cPanel:
Log into your cPanel account.
In the Files section, click on "File Manager".
Create a new directory/folder for your WordPress installation. You can do this by right-clicking in the right pane and selecting "Create New Directory".
Download the latest version of WordPress from
Extract the downloaded WordPress zip file on your local computer.
In the File Manager, navigate to the directory you created in step 3 and upload all the extracted WordPress files using the "Upload" button.
Create a new MySQL database for WordPress: • Go to your cPanel homepage • Under "Databases", click "MySQL Databases" • Click "Create Database" and enter a name for your new database • Click "Create"
Create a new MySQL user for the WordPress database: • Go back to "MySQL Databases" • Click on "Add User" • Enter a username and password for the new user • Click "Create User"
Add the new user to the new database: • Go back to "MySQL Databases" • Click on the name of your new database • Under "Add User to Database", select the username you just created • Click "Add"
Configure WordPress using a web browser: • Navigate to your (replace with your actual URL) • You'll see the WordPress setup screen • Enter the database details you created in steps 7-9 • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation
That's it! You have now manually installed WordPress on your hosting account. Let support know if you need any further assistance.

Updated on: 08/05/2024

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