How To Install WordPress Manually Using DirectAdmin

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Wondering how to install WordPress Manually using DrectAdmin? By now, you should already know that WordPress is a force to reckon with in terms of building websites and blogs. Currently, WordPress powers over 30% of the websites and blogs on the web.

The reason for WordPress’s popularity is not far-fetched. It is easy to install and use. Even without the knowledge of coding, you can build a website for your business without any hassles.

In this post, we will be showing you how to install WordPress using the DirectAdmin control panel.

Here is a summary of what you are to expect in the article:

  • Step #1: Create a database in DirectAdmin web host panel
  • Step #2: FTP Login for your website in DirectAdmin
  • Step #3: Download the latest WordPress version
  • Step #4: Connect to FTP and upload WordPress files
  • Step #5: Run WordPress setup

The 5-step processes above won’t take you up to 10 minutes to complete, provided you have a domain added to DirectAdmin.

Create A Database In DirectAdmin For WordPress

To create a database in DirectAdmin for WordPress, you need to login to DirectAdmin. Once you are on the DirectAdmin dashboard, click on the MySQL Management link. You can find the link on the DirectAdmin main page.

Once you are done with that, click on “create a new database.”

You will see where to enter your database name, database user, and password. Ensure you provide a username and password that you can easily remember. Once you provide the required information, hit the “create” button.

Copy your login details to a safe location; you would need them very soon.

How To Create FTP Login In DirectAdmin For WordPress

Click on FTP Management to create a new FTP login. FTP management is located at the main DirectAdmin panel.

Once you are done, click the “create new account” button.

Enter your FTP username and password. Ensure you enter a strong password. Then hit “create.”

Write down the username and password in a notebook.

Download WordPress From Softaculous Apps Installer

One of the popular software that allows WordPress files to be uploaded to the hosting server is Softaculous. Now, it is time to download the latest version of WordPress. Click the WordPress icon listed under the installer.

How To Install WordPress Using DirectAdmin

The WordPress installation part is the easiest. Open your browser and enter your domain. The WordPress installation process will start automatically. Choose your preferred language and click on “continue” to proceed.  

Enter your database username, name, and password, then click on “submit” to run the WordPress installation.

Next step:

  • Enter your website name
  • Create strong login details for website administration
  • Enter your email address
  • Click on the “install WordPress” button

WordPress is installed and ready for use.

WordPress Admin Panel – How To Access It

If you don’t have experience with WordPress, the chances are that you won’t know how to access your admin panel, and that’s why we added this section to this article. To access your WP admin panel, go to your browser and type “your domain name/wp-admin.

One more thing.

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