Install WordPress in cPanel

How to Install WordPress in cPanel? – Step by Step Guide

If you are hosting a website, you may receive the cPanel Login Details through Automated Mail or manually by submitting tickets. You will get full control over your domain, so you can install or work with your domain as you need. You must check these things before you install WordPress in cPanel.

    • No WordPress exists in the current installation path.
    • If you want to install new/fresh WordPress by deleting existing WordPress, you must delete it before installing it.
    • Make sure you want to create a new database or use the existing database in which you have the content.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel?

  • Login to your cPanel Account using the provided details.
  • Your Hosting provider will provide easy install options through One Click Installer or Softaculous.
  • In cPanel Search,  type “Softaculous” and click on “Softaculous App Installer”.

Softaculous App Installer


  • To view your previous installation made in this account, follow the below steps.
    • Once you enter that particular window you can click on the Installation Box icon which is highlighted in the below Image.
    • You can see installed applications or CMS like WordPress, etc.
    • If you want to edit the login details or database details you can edit directly using this panel.

All Installations


  • To install new WordPress you want to click on the Install option which shows over the WordPress. For Reference please check the below image.

Install WordPress


  • Make sure the directory section is empty so that WordPress will install in the root directory of your website. Also, choose protocol as you wish like it’s shown in the image.

WordPress Installation Setup


Video Tutorial to Install WordPress in cPanel:

Check the Below Articles if you want to tackle any of the common WordPress Issues.

  • Forgot (or) I don’t have the Email ID or Password to log into the WordPress Website.
  • I want to clear unwanted files by reinstalling the website but I should not lose my data.
      • Check – How to Install New WordPress with the Existing Content.
  • Facing Error in Connecting the Database.
  • Facing an Internal Server Error and I am unable to rectify things.