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How to install WordPress Manually in cPanel

Why install WordPress Manually? 

There are several reasons why someone might choose to install WordPress manually:

  1. Learning experience: Manually installing WordPress can be a valuable learning experience for developers and site administrators, as it provides a deeper understanding of how WordPress works.
  2. Avoiding auto-installers: Some hosting providers do not offer an auto-installer for WordPress, so manual installation may be the only option.
  3. Security concerns: Some users may prefer manual installation to avoid security vulnerabilities associated with auto-installers.

To install WordPress manually in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest version of WordPress from the official website.
  2. Log in to your cPanel account.
  3. For primary domain: Go to the File Manager and navigate to the public_html directory.
    For the Addon domain: Go to the File Manager and navigate to your addon domain’s directory or if you want to install your WordPress in another directory. Then simply create a folder or directory.
  4. Upload the WordPress file and extract the contents of the WordPress archive you downloaded earlier into the directory.
  5. Create a new MySQL database and user for your WordPress installation, and make note of the database name, user, and password. (if you don’t know how to do it? so please click here)
  6. Open your web browser and navigate to your domain name, followed by the directory name you created in step 3. For example, if your domain name is “limda.net” and you named the directory “blog”, you would go to “limda.net/blog”.
  7. Follow the prompts to complete the installation process, including providing the information for the database you created in step 5.

Note: Before proceeding with manual installation, it is important to check if your server meets the requirement for WordPress as per the version you are going to install. Also, you may need to configure your server correctly to support the WordPress installation and make it live on the server. It is also important to keep your WordPress updated and install security plugins to protect your website from any vulnerabilities.


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