How To Install WordPress, A Beginners Guide

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Installing WordPress might sound tricky but, actually, everybody can do it in a couple of steps, it doesn’t require any special knowledge, only basic understanding how to download and upload files in internet and unzip a zipped archive. Also, basic understanding of how cPanel works in your hosting provider account.

If it sounds strange to you, and you would like to install WordPress, don’t worry, in this article I will show how to do it and install WordPress in your hosting and make your site live and available on internet.

What you will need to install WordPress?

A domain name, for example:

A stable internet connection.

Basic understanding of how to use FTP client(s) and cPanel

There are two main ways to install WordPress: By your self and from your hosting provider account in cPanel. I will cover both of them in this article.

Installing WordPress by your self requires a couple of things: Real Hosting Provider, Domain Name and FTP Connection

Installing WordPress from cPanel is even easier, and you will need a couple of clicks to install it from your hosting provider admin panel.

How to install WordPress from FTP

Before you start, make sure that you have an FTP account, every hosting provider offers FTP accounts, so to create it you need to log in to your hosting provider account and create an FTP account.

I was covering in my other article how to create an FTP account in example of BlueHost. You can read the article here: How to create an FTP Account Depending on your hosting provider, creating an FTP account is pretty much the same.

After you’ve created an FTP account, you need to download WordPress from the official WordPress site and click the button Get WordPress

How to download WordPress

After you click the button, you will be redirected to download page and next click Download WordPress (version number) at the time of writing this post, the version of WordPress is 6.0.2

Download WordPress

After clicking Download WordPress button, you need to save ZIP archive in your computer. (on Windows, usually it is Downloads folder.

Download WordPress

Next you will need to unzip the archive (extract files) to do that, right click on zip file and next click on Extract here

Please note that all examples are from Windows Operating System. If you’re using different Operating System then you can read this article to find out, how to extract zip files.

Extract wordpress

After extracting the files, new folder will appear named wordpress

Extracting wordpress

The downloading and extracting of WordPress is finished. Now we need to upload it to our hosting to install it.

Connect to your FTP account and navigate to your site folder, usually it is located in www/public_html directory.

To do that, open the wordpress folder, select all files and click upload :

Upload WordPress

After upload is finished, navigate to your domain name, for example to begun WordPress installation.

After you have navigated to your domain name, you will see the installation window:

Install WordPress

Select the appropriate language and click Continue

In the next window, the installation process will ask you to prepare a few details, such as:
Database Name
Database Username
Database Password
Database Host
Table Prefix (optional)

If you already have all appropriate details, click Let's go! New window will open, enter appropriate details and click Submit

Enter Hosting Details

New window will open and click Run the installation :

RUn the installation

On the next window, enter the site details and click Install WordPress

Install WordPress

After successful installation, on the next window, click Login :

On Login page, enter your username and password and click Log-in

After successfully log-in you will be redirected to WordPress Admin Dashboard, that’s it! You have successfully installed WordPress using FTP client.

How to install WordPress from cPanel

Installing WordPress from your cPanel is much easier, and it doesn’t require any file download/upload and manual installation, everything is done from your cPanel in few clicks.

Please note that depending on your hosting provider, the appearance of cPanel may be a little bit different but, the installation process is pretty much the same.

Navigate to your cPanel and search for section Scripts it may be also named Apps, search for WordPress icon and click on it:


On the next window, enter the appropriate details, do not forget to choose where to install (the Installation URL) if the options aren’t visible click the Install tab in the top right corner.

Enter details

After you have entered the appropriate details such as: Installation URL, Site Name, Site Description, Admin Username, Admin Password expand Advanced Options and choose the database name and optional table prefix and click Install

Advanced options and install

Installation process will begin, and it will take about 2-3 minute to install WordPress, after installation you can log-in at your WordPress. All you need is click the available Administrative URL link on your cPanel

That’s it! You have successfully installed WordPress from your cPanel. As you can see, it is much easier than installation from FTP client.


In this article you have learned, two basic ways, of how to install WordPress on your hosting provider account. The installation process is very easy and doesn’t require any special abilities.

WordPress is one of the best CMS (Content Management System) in the world and its possibilities are almost countless. Happy Blogging!


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