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WordPress installation on Cpanel – The ultimate guide

WordPress is used by millions of people around the world, it is one of the most popular content management systems powering high and medium authority websites on the internet.


The software is generally accepted because it is easy for developers and bloggers to build their websites without much stress and even a beginner who doesn’t know anything about coding can build a good-looking website with WordPress.


WordPress is an open-source application developed on PHP and was released on 27 May 2003 by these developers (Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little).
Every top web hosting provider allows its users to install WordPress in Cpanel in just a few clicks, both advanced and beginner can do it.


In this tutorial, I will be focusing on installing WordPress on Bluehost Cpanel, with this method anybody can also be able to install it in any cpanel of their choice.

How to install wordpress in bluehost:

Bluehost is the best when it comes to WordPress hosting and to be honest with you Shakeworldonline Is hosted on it. I recommend you use Bluehost for your website project.


As a beginner when you host your site with Bluehost you will get a free domain for your website. If you already have an account with them then move on to the next part of this tutorial.


Once you create an account and purchase your basic hosting package with Bluehost, they will automatically install WordPress to your domain. All you need to do is login to your account, you will see your WordPress site under the My Site Tab.

WordPress installation on Cpanel - bluehost

To access your WordPress admin area, Click the log into WordPress button.

This method is applied to those on the basic plan, let’s say you purchase all Bluehost plans and want to create multiple sites.
All you have to do is click the ‘Create Site’ button under the My Site tab.

WordPress installation on Cpanel - create site

This will open the Bluehost WordPress installation wizard, which will first ask you to type in your website title and a tagline.

After you have entered the title of the site Click on the ‘Next’ button.
The next process is to select the domain you added for the new website, if you have not added a new domain or you don’t know how to do it, contact the support about adding an addon domain and they will assist you. Another way to do it is by clicking the domain button in your account dashboard and purchase a new domain.

Done selecting the domain name, leave the direct path empty. Bluehost will do the rest of the work for you. The installation wizard will also show you some important plugins you can install.
You can then click on the ‘Next’ button. The installer will take few minutes to properly install the WordPress software to your new domain.

Once the installation is successful you will see your login details. You will also receive an email about the success of the installation.
Click on the login to WordPress to access your new site admin panel.

Bonus tutorial on how to install WordPress in Cpanel.

In this section, you will also learn how to install WordPress in Dreamhost and Greengeek cpanel.

How to install WordPress in Dreamhost:

Dreamhost is another powerful WordPress hosting provider, the company was founded in 1997 by four friends. Read Dreamhost’s review to find out more about the company.


If you want to host your site with Dreamhost, create your account
To install WordPress in Dreamhost, simply login to your account. And select the ‘One-Click install’ button then click learn more & install button.

Then choose the domain you want to install the WordPress and leave the other box empty. Your files will not be stored in a subdirectory.

After you have selected the domain, choose ‘Automatically create database’ from the drop-down. Check the ‘Deluxe install’ box if you want to use the extra Dreamhost WordPress plugins. Once you are done click the ‘install it for me now!’ button.

In few minutes your installation will be successful, you will also receive an email about the installation and you can now login to your WordPress admin panel.

How to install wordpress in Greengeeks cpanel:

If you already have Greengeeks hosting account you can access their Cpanel.
When you login to your hosting account from the Cpanel scroll down to Softaculous App Installer and choose WordPress.

WordPress installation on Cpanel - greengeeks

On the softaculous script page click the ‘install now’ button. It will install the latest version of WordPress.

In this part. You will be asked to choose your SSL protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) it is advised to use ‘HTTPS for security reasons after you have chosen the one you like.

Then choose your domain if you already added multiple domains. But if you have only one domain then the Softaculous app installer will automatically choose it for you. Leave the directory path empty.


Then enter the admin username and password (Don’t use ‘admin’ as user name to avoid hackers gaining access to your site). After that enter your admin email.

Which will only be used by WordPress in case you forget your password this email is where you will receive your reset password link. Then choose your language (it is in English by default).

The installer app comes with few plugins, so select them. As a beginner don’t do anything on the ‘advance option’. Just choose any theme from the theme section.

Once you are done with all the setup. Click the ‘install now’ button and Softaculous will analyze your information and setting, then process the installation.

After the installation is successful Softaculous will provide you with some URLs. One for your new site and the other for admin login. Click the administrator to gain access to your admin panel.
With this method, you can install WordPress in any web hosting provider that is using Softaculous.

Resource used in this tutorial:

  1. Bluehost Webhosting company
  2. DreamHost Webhosting company
  3. Greengeek Webhosting company

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