How to Install WordPress?

WordPress blogging platform is well-known for its ease of installation even for beginner. The process should be very simple and should takes less than five minutes to complete.

This guide assume you are using Linux Hosting with cPanel & you have your own domain.

Step 1:- Add Domain to your cPanel Account

  1. You may skip this step is the domain already in your cPanel account.
  2. Log in to your cPanel.
  3. Click Addon Domains icon
  4. Enter your domain name, sub-domain/FTP Username & password.
  5. Remember the Document Root folder.
  6. Click Add Domain button.

Step 2:- Download & Extract WordPress Files

  1. Download the latest wordpress archive at to your computer.
  2. In cPanel account click on File Manager icon
  3. Browse to folder as per STEP 1 (5) above.
  4. Click Upload icon & upload the file download in (1) above.
  5. When done, select the file & click Extract icon.
  6. Browse to wordpress subfolder & click Select All
  7. Click Move icon & enter folder as per STEP 1 (5) above.
  8. When done, you may remove wordpress sub-folder.

Step 3:- Create MySQL Database

  1. In cPanel account click on MySQL Database icon.
  2. Enter database name & click Create Database button.
  3. On the same page, browse to the end & assign user to database created in (2) above.
  4. Click Add button.
  5. Tick All Privileges check-box & click Make Changes button.

Step 4:- Installation

  1. By using web browser, navigate to your domain.
  2. Click on Create Configuration File button.
  3. Click Let’s go button
  4. Enter Database name, username & password as per STEP 3. You may leave database host & table prefix as it is.
  5. Click Submit button.
  6. Click Run The Install button
  7. Enter Site Title, Username, Password, e-mail & tick Allow Search Engine to Index this site check-box.
  8. Click Install WordPress button.
  9. Installation done.
  10. You may log-in to WordPress back-end by Clicking Log in button.
  11. Start blogging!!

Install LiteSpeed in cPanel/WHM with Obsolete Owned License

If you have Obsolete Owned LiteSpeed License, installation via cPanel plugins will not work. There will be an error like

[ERROR] You are not authorized to use this binary, please purchase upgrades

If you encounter this error, then you have to manually install authorize old version of LiteSpeed. This is the guides on how to do it.

1. Log in to LiteSpeed Client area and check license update expiry date. In LiteSpeed Release Log Page, find LiteSpeed version that you can use.

2. SSH to your server & download and extract the applicable version (example below for version 4.2.6)

cd /home
tar zxf lsws-4.2.6-ent-x86_64-linux.tar.gz
cd lsws-4.2.6

3. create a file with name, edit the file & copy license information into the file and save.


4. Proceed with LiteSpeed installation


5. Accept the License Agreement by typing – Yes

6. Specify installation directory – /usr/local/lsws

7. Installer will generate license key & exit.

8. Run the installer again, accept the licence agreement & specify installation directory as of step 4 to 6 above.

9. Enter username – admin

10. Enter your choosen password

11. Enter admin email address

12. Enter “1” for cPanel installation

13. Enter Port Offset “0” for replace Apache

14. Enter “1” to enable PHP suEXEC

15. Installation will start

16. Enter “Y” to enable LiteSpeed start automatically when server start

17. Enter “Y” to start LiteSpeed.

18. Is start failed, login to WHM. Under Plugins  LiteSpeed, Click compile matching LSPHP binary.

19. When LSPHP compilation complete, try to restart Litespeed

20. Is the start failed, click on Version menu & force re-install the same version or older version.

21. LiteSpeed should be running now.

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