Requirements to install WordPress with cPanel
Before starting with the installation demo, I want to tell you a number of things to check to make sure you have a suitable hosting for WordPress.
Not all hostings and hosting plans are valid to install WordPress.
A good hosting for WordPress, today is not expensive, but you have to choose your provider well by the quality varies greatly depending on the provider you choose and as you move 2-3€ a month up or down in the price.
If you don’t want to give it a lot of thought, I can recommend you today, for my good experience, to the following: Webcompany, SiteGround and Hostgator.
If you prefer to choose hosting on your own or you already have one contracted, in general, you should check the following points:
First of all, make sure that your hosting provider and the plan you have chosen allow you to install WordPress.
This means that the hosting allows you to run applications created in the PHP programming language (in which WordPress is made) and the MySQL database.
Anyway, if you do not want to mess with the choice of your hosting, simply opt for one of the options I have recommended.
You need a domain pointing to your hosting
Secondly, you will need to have an active domain under which your WordPress site will be viewed on the Internet.
The most common thing is that you have contracted your domain along with your hosting. It has the advantage of simplifying things because then the domain is already active and linked to your server. You don’t have to do anything else.
However, once a new domain has been activated, a minimum period of time must elapse for it to be visible on the Internet. This is called the time of propagation of the domain and, except in punctual occasions, normally it does not take more than 24 hours.
So, if you have contracted the hosting and immediately after the domain still does not work, do not be alarmed, just wait one day for the domain has spread at all. If after this time still does not work, contact the support of your provider.
If you have the domain contracted with another provider, a domain provider or even WordPress.com, do not worry: a domain must always be able to be configured to point to another hosting, ie your current hosting.
In any case, if you have problems with this part, go to the support of your domain and hosting provider. It is their obligation to help you with this because that is precisely what the support service is for.
Installing WordPress on a web host
With this in mind, we are now in a position to begin the installation.
The WordPress installation consists of four distinct parts:
Download the WordPress application from the web wordpress.org.
Upload the WordPress application files to the server.
Create a database that will be used by WordPress.
Run the installation with the WordPress installation wizard.
Before starting, also a brief comment on this point:
Sometimes hostings also incorporate their own installation wizard. However, I will follow the original installation process of WordPress because it is done the same way in any provider, so that you can follow the steps of this video whatever provider you have.
In addition, it is more transparent, that is to say, you will see better what it really is to install WordPress in a hosting and it takes only one or two minutes more than with the specific wizards of each hosting.
- Download WordPress
Having said that, I’m going to go to es.wordpress.org, which is the Spanish version of the wordpress.org portal. As you can see in the following image, on the same cover there is a button to download the application.
We also take advantage of the fact that we are here to look at three important menus of this website:
In the topics menu you have thousands of free topics. However, as an ideal topic for your blog I really recommend the professional Divi payment topic that you won’t find here.
In the plugins menu you have a repository with thousands of free plugins that allow you to optimize your WordPress installation and/or extend its functionality.
And then, finally, it is very important that you know that there is a free support forum in which you can raise technical questions and problems you have with your installation of WordPress.
Well, just know that this is here for when you want to take a look, although I have to warn you also that you should not disperse with these things wasting hours and hours trying a lot of topics and plugins.