Here is our recommendation for installing Wordpress on cPanel.

1) Download the latest version here: Wordpress Newest Version Download

2) Unzip the file locally and upload the files to your desired location. This is usually public_html/

3) Login to cPanel to create a database and username. You can read our tutorial here: How to Create a Database in cPanel

4) Write this information down or have it accessible to complete your Wordpress install

5) Open your favorite web browser and go to http://yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain) and follow the steps. You will be prompted for the following information:

a. Database Name: Use this format and replace the necessary information

cPanelAccountName_DatabaseName

b. Database Username: Use this format and replace the necessary information

cPanelAccountName_DatabaseUserName

c. Password: This is the password you created for the DB User. Make sure there are no typos or spaces or the install will fail

d. Database Host: This is always 'localhost' (without the single quotes)

e. Database Prefix: wp_ is the default and this is acceptable. Feel free to change it if you would like.

Once the install has completed, you'll see a success message and you'll be able to access the admin and front side of your website.

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