How To Install WordPress and SSL In cPanel

How To Install WordPress and SSL In C-Panel

In this Knowledge-Base article, we will learn how to install WordPress & make sure your site is SSL secure with our free certificates. If you’re reading this from another hosting provider the steps may be different as we offer FREE SSL Certificates and 1 click Installers.

Installing An SSL Certificate

On our system, SSL runs every 24 Hours and auto-installs SSL on all websites. If you want to start working on your website straight away then follow the following steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. Scroll down to the Security section then select “SSL/TLS Status”.
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  3. Tick the empty box to the left of each domain.
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  4. After the process has been completed you will see that the icon has changed to a green secure padlock.
  5. Select the cPanel logo to go back to the cPanel homepage.
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Installing WordPress Using Our 1-Click Installer

  1. In the left-hand menu select WordPress Manager by Softaculous.
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  2. Select Install.
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  3. In the Choose Installation URL list box, select the domain you wish to have the site installed on. This could be a subdomain too.
    *Make sure you have selected HTTPS in the protocol
  4. Leave the In Directory text box blank unless you wish to install this inside a directory.
  5. In the Site Name box, type your site name.
  6. In the Site Description box, type your site description.
  7. In the Admin Username text box, type the administrator username or leave it to the randomly generated one.
  8. In the Admin Password text box, type the administrator password or leave it to the randomly generated one. You can also select the key on the right side to create another generated password.
  9. In the Admin Email text box, type the site administrator e-mail address.
  10. Select install
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  11. Once WordPress has been installed select “return to WordPress Management”. This will take you back to the WordPress Manager by Softaculous dashboard.
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  12. Select the login button to enter the backend of WordPress. This will allow you to create your website.
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