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How to manually install WordPress?

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Before installing the WordPress content management system via cPanel, you should download latest (or preferred) WordPress release from the official WordPress website here.

Database and database user creation:
1. Log in to your cPanel control panel and navigate to the Databases section. Select “MySQL Database Wizard” tool.
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2. Next, enter the name of your site's database and click the "Next Step" button.
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3. Once the database is created, you must create a privileged database user for it. Type in Username and Password. Strong password can be generated with the “Password Generation” tool. Save password for later steps! Once done, press “Create User”.
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4. In the next step, you must add privileges for the created user. WordPress CMS needs only the following privileges: ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INDEX, INSERT, SELECT, and UPDATE. Once all needed boxes checked, press “Make Changes”.
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5. At the final step, you can copy the full names of the database and user. Keep in mind, full names include username_dbname and username_dbusername.

WordPress file import:
1. Log in to your cPanel control panel and navigate to the Files section. Select “File Manager” tool
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2. Locate and enter the public_html folder (You can create additional folders inside public_html directory or select another folder, which your domain is using) and press the “Upload” button.
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3. Select to upload an earlier downloaded WordPress release file. Wait until the download bar turns green and close the window.
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4. Reload “File manager” window and find the uploaded ZIP file. Right-click on it and select “Extract”.
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Make sure your files will be extracted into public_html (or another folder accessible for domain or subdomain). Press “Extract File(s)”.

5. Enter the newly appeared folder “wordpress”.
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6. Select all files and folders, press “Move” and set the destination to public_html. Click “Move File(s)”.
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Delete empty “wordpress” folder and uploaded WordPress Release ZIP file.

WordPress installation:
1. In the browser enter your domain name and it will redirect you to the WordPress installation page.
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2. Select preferred language and continue. When you will be prompted to enter database connection details, enter data from earlier database and database user creation steps. Then press “Submit”.
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3. Run the installation.
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4. Provide needed information and press “Install WordPress”.
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Once WordPress installed, you can log into /wp-admin and start creating your website.

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