How to Create a WordPress Website or Blog Using cPanel

This guide will take you through getting a good Virtual Private Server (VPS) rather than the alternative of shared hosting or generic WordPress packages where in both instances your website is fighting over resources with other websites. The great thing about Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are that they are scalable - to start off you'll want a simple no-thrills Virtual Private Servers (VPS). However if your website or blog really takes off and your website is starting to slow down you can simply have your Virtual Private Server (VPS) upgraded to give your thriving website or blog the resources it needs!


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    Get a Virtual Private Server (VPS).
    • Go to a webhost company's website and grab yourself a basic Virtual Private Server (VPS).
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    Go to your cPanel.
    • Once the server has been setup and you've received an e-mail or notification that your server is ready to go (which usually contains your cPanel login credentials) follow the link in the e-mail or enter your cPanel via their website and login.
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    Find the Site Software icon.
    • Type the word 'site' into the search box at the top of your cPanel and then click the 'Site Software' button.
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    Find WordPress in the list of software.
    • Click on the WordPress link you see in the list of software.
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    Install WordPress.
    • Enter your desired username, password and e-mail address. If you don't have any websites on this server yet leave the Installation URL field blank otherwise in the Installation URL section if you have another website already then type the name of the directory you'd like to install WordPress in.
    • You've no need to do anything else so go ahead and click Install.
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    Go to your new WordPress installation.
    • Once the installation is complete click on your website's link to go to the new WordPress installation.
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    Marvel at your brand new (but empty) website.
    • Now freshly installed your WordPress website will be empty so let's move on to how to fix that!
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    Find the Log In link.
    • Scroll down the page and on your left under META you'll see a link titled Log In - click it.
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    Log in to your admin panel
    • Enter the username and password you set previously.
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    Enjoy WordPress.
    • Now logged into WordPress you can change the appearance of your blog or website, add plugins, create blog posts and web-pages and much more!


  • To make your blog or website's database more secure you can change the Table Prefix in step #5 from "wp" to something like "wp256", "joe124" or "abc321".
  • If you decide to remove the "Log In" link from your website you can access the admin panel by typing "" in your browser's address bar.
  • After this process, you'll notice in the bar on the left there is an update immediately available. Install all updates as soon as they become available in order to keep your website safe from the latest hacks and exploits!


  • As tempting as it is to install a million and one plugins be very cautious as not all plugins are free from malicious code, performance bottlenecks and some are even open to attacks such as SQL injection that can be used to compromise or even destroy your website entirely - be wary and read all reviews of a plugin before installing it - if it has no reviews then wait until it does, the same goes for themes!

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Categories: Website and Blog Creation