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[Podcast] Installing WordPress in cpanel!

August 10, 2010 by  
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Lindsey interviews David Grega, cPanel Technical Sales Representative, about how to install the very popular blogging software, WordPress, onto your website using cPanel.



Lindsey White: Hello, my name is Lindsey White. This is our first ever cPanel Podcast, and we’re going to talk about how to install WordPress in cPanel. And we’re talking to technical sales representative, David Grega. We’re going to start off with first defining what is WordPress.

David Grega: Well WordPress is essentially what most people would call a blog. It’s basically a type of website that you can have, where you can talk about whatever you want. So if you want to talk about what’s going on, what project you’re working on, or just anything at all, that’s what most people install blog software for.

WordPress is just one program out there that allows you to blog on your very own website. And because it is very simple to use a lot of people use it. And the great thing about cPanel is we make installing it and getting it on your own website very easy.

Lindsey White: Well how do our users install WordPress in cPanel?

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David Grega: The great thing is we have actually developed cPanel, so that it’s very easy to install WordPress and similar programs to WordPress as well. So if you’re on your own cPanel account, you’ll see different sections of icons inside of cPanel. And if you go down to the ‘Software/Services’ section, you’re going to see a little icon there called ‘Site Software’.

So if you click on ‘Site Software’, it will bring you into another page that will show you all the different types of programs that are available to you. So we’ve got a couple of blog programs, some bulletin boards, and some chat software. But today, we’re going to be focusing on WordPress because, quite honestly, a lot of people use WordPress.

So WordPress is a type of blog software, so you’re going to see it under the ‘Blog’ section. All you’ve got to do here is just click on ‘WordPress’. So once you click on ‘WordPress’, it brings you to yet another page that tells you the technical details, and it also lets you see the different licensing terms the software is released under; all legal mumbo-jumbo. But the cool part is at the bottom. It asks you some really simple questions.

Now you don’t use your cPanel login to log into WordPress. You actually are creating a separate login for WordPress itself, which is completely independent of cPanel. So it will ask you what do you want your username and password to be. You can create any username that you want and any password that you want. The only requirement here is that it’s at least five characters long. So that’s basically five letters, numbers, or symbols. However you want to do it, just make sure it’s at least five characters long.

Then it asks you what your email address is, which is something that the WordPress software uses. It might on occasion email you, depending on how you set up your WordPress once you log into it. Then it asks you what you want your installation URL to be. Basically, this is going to be the address to your blog. So you can have it as whatever your website is and hit /, you can have it /WordPress, or /blog; you can do whatever you want with it.

And the last two settings you really don’t need to touch. Those are more for experienced web designers if they want to customize this a little bit. The table prefix and the MySQL DB, you really don’t need to worry about that. What you need to do is click the ‘Info’ button, wait a couple of seconds, and you’ll be able to log into WordPress at whatever address you installed it to. And you log in using that username and password you created.

Lindsey White: Great. And how can our users upgrade?

David Grega: Upgrading WordPress is actually the same process. You go into the ‘Software/Services’ section, you click on ‘Site Software’, and you click on ‘WordPress’. And you’ll see this installation screen again, but that’s OK. Now what you’re going to do is scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a little section called ‘Upgrade’. And if your software has a newer version available, you can just click on the link, and it will automatically upgrade it for you.

Lindsey White: Wonderful. And finally, how do we uninstall WordPress in cPanel if we change our minds?

David Grega: If you change your mind – and you find out after five minutes you really don’t like WordPress – that’s completely fine; you can uninstall it. And rather than deleting the files, we actually do recommend that you use the uninstallation process. Because it’s not just the files that are put into your hosting account, but there’s also some other things like that MySQL DB thing. So the uninstall will take care of all of that for you.

To uninstall, it’s the same process as upgrading, except you’re going to scroll slightly further down the page. You’re going to see a section called ‘Uninstall’, and you just click the link to ‘Uninstall’. It takes a couple of seconds and it uninstalls it for you.

Lindsey White: Great. And if our users want to find out more information about WordPress, where would you suggest they go?

David Grega: The greatest website to go to for more information about WordPress is the actual official home page of WordPress, which is, which is not be confused with is the website for the actual software. is for blog hosting that uses WordPress, and that’s not what you’re doing here. You’re actually using WordPress software. You can do much more with it on cPanel than you can with So when you want information about the software, you go to Just remember it’s .org.

Lindsey White: OK. Thank you for the interview, David.

[ outro ]

[end of podcast]

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