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WordPress and cPanel…like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Content management systems have steadily increased in popularity across the internet. Whether it’s a personal blog or a company site, CMSs are becoming the new web standard. WordPress, arguably the most popular content management tool, is the framework behind millions of sites across the web, including the former Because of it’s popularity, versatility, and ease of use, WordPress is a handy tool for website owners and naturally a perfect fit as cPanel & WHM Add-on.

We’ve made accessing and deploying WordPress as simple as possible so that hosting providers can offer the world’s most popular CMS to their customers with just a few clicks and website owners can request WordPress from their cPanel hosting providers with very little effort.

For hosting providers

If you’re a hosting provider using cPanel & WHM, use the following 3 step process to launch WordPress installs as a cPAddon for your users.

  1. 1. Navigate to WHM’s Install cPAddons Site Software interface
    (Home >> cPanel >> Install cPAddons Site Software).
  2.  Select the cPanel Blogs WordPress checkbox.
  3. Click Update cPAddon Config.

For Website Owners
For site owners, launching a WordPress site is also a quick and easy process. Use the following steps to install WordPress from your control panel, or if your hosting provider offers Installatron or Softaculous , head to the app store within the widget and download WordPress straight from their catalog.

  1. Navigate to cPanel’s Site Software interface (Home >> Software and Services >> Site Software).
  2. Click WordPress.
    Enter the requested information.
  3. To install WordPress directly into a domain’s document root, leave the installation URL’s path blank.
  4. Click Install.
    Enter a note for your hosting provider, and click Submit Request.
  5. When the WordPress installation finishes, use your web browser to view the location that you entered in Step 4.

If WordPress is not available as a cPAddon, just ask your hosting provider to make it available or head here to our documentation site to find out how you can self-install and launch WordPress for yourself.

*For more info, head to cPanel Documentation. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know about your relationship with cPanel and WordPress.*


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  • Scott Neader

    We’ve had great luck with the Softaculous one-click script installer. Inexpensive, effective, and very good support. We started with Fantastico, but they were incredibly slow to update scripts when new versions would come out (when there is a security update, you need these updates quickly).

    • NIBB

      Give Installatron a try. Its the best one. Not only they update them daily and almost instantly when a security bug is discovered but it also allows for automatic updates, and for WordPress that even includes plugins !!! It does not get more advanced than this. Its the best script installer by far.

      • Scott Neader

        Have you tried Softaculous? It does all of this (nearly instant security updates) and it updates WordPress plugins AND themes (if you check the box to allow it).