What is cPanel, and how do I access it?
cPanel is a web-based control panel that allows you to manage various aspects of your website. To access cPanel, you typically need to visit your website’s control panel URL (e.g., www.yourwebsite.com/cpanel) and log in with your cPanel username and password.
How do I create a new database for WordPress in cPanel?
To create a new database for WordPress in cPanel, follow these steps:
Log in to cPanel and find the “Databases” section.
Click on “MySQL® Databases” or a similar option.
Enter a name for your database in the “New Database” field and click “Create Database.”
After creating the database, scroll down to the “MySQL Users” section.
Enter a username and password in the respective fields, and click “Create User.”
Finally, scroll down to the “Add User to Database” section, select your newly created user and database, and click “Add.”
How can I upload and extract the WordPress files in cPanel?
To upload and extract the WordPress files in cPanel, you can use the File Manager tool. Here’s how:
Access cPanel and find the “Files” section.
Click on “File Manager” and choose the directory where you want to install WordPress.
Click on “Upload” in the File Manager toolbar and select the WordPress ZIP file from your computer.
Once the file is uploaded, return to the File Manager and select the uploaded ZIP file.
Click on “Extract” in the toolbar to extract the WordPress files to the current directory.
How do I configure the WordPress database settings in cPanel?
To configure the WordPress database settings in cPanel, follow these steps:
Access your WordPress installation directory through the File Manager.
Look for a file called “wp-config-sample.php” and rename it to “wp-config.php.”
Right-click on the “wp-config.php” file and select “Edit” to modify its contents.
Locate the database settings section and enter the database name, username, password, and database host (usually “localhost”).
Save the changes and close the file.
How do I run the WordPress installation script in cPanel?
Once you have configured the database settings, you can run the WordPress installation script by following these steps:
Open a web browser and visit your website’s URL (e.g., www.yourwebsite.com).
You should see the WordPress installation page. Select your preferred language and click “Continue.”
On the next screen, enter the site title, username, password, and email address for your WordPress site.
Click on “Install WordPress,” and cPanel will create the necessary tables in the database and complete the installation.
Please note that the exact steps and interface may vary slightly depending on your hosting provider and the version of cPanel they offer.