How to use Wordpress with cPanel


Many cPanel users prefer website design software with which they are familiar. WordPress is web-based software that you can use to create a website or blog, and it works well with cPanel.

Install WordPress

WordPress 3.8 is available as a cPAddon. If your host has enabled WordPress, you can install it through the Site Software interface in cPanel (Home >> Software/Services >> Site Software).  

If your host has not enabled WordPress as a cPAddon, you can still download and install WordPress from the WordPress website. For more information, read the installation instructions on the WordPress website.

WordPress Installation Issues

Due to potential conflicts in the .htaccess file, WordPress should never share a document root with another WordPress instance.

If you experience difficulties with WordPress, check the following requirements:

  • Each cPanel account user can have only one installation of WordPress in the document root directory.
    • Examples:
      • /home/example/public_html/
      • /home/example/public_html/
      • /home/example/public_html/subdomain

  • Only one domain or subdomain can have a WordPress install on any /home/example/public_html directory.

  • Additional installations of WordPress can be located in subdirectories under the domain's home/example/public_html directory, provided that they are not a document root.
    • Examples:
      • Under the document root for the main domain: /home/example/public_html/wordpress
      • Under a subdomain: /home/example/public_html/subdomain/wordpress
      • Under an addon domain: /home/example/public_html/

For more information, visit the WordPress website.

Topic revision: r7 - 17 Dec 2013 - 22:52:42 - Main.SarahHaney