WordPress has become an effective platform for bloggers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and storytellers. The credit for this goes to its user-friendly interface alongside valuable tools that allow the admin to manage the website. Likewise, the introduction of cPanel has made it easier to use the web hosting account. The users can control the WordPress sites, domain names, email accounts, and database connections through the cPanel in WordPress.
cPanel is software for web hosting and control panel. Basically, it delivers a graphic-driven interface with tools for automation. It helps simplify and manage the procedure of hosting websites either to the end-user or the site owner/admin. cPanel facilitates seamless administration using a typical web browser integrated with a 3-tier structure. It aids the user in publishing websites, organizing web files, managing domains, creating email accounts, and many more.
There are two types of interfaces in the cPanel. One is the user-oriented interface, and another is the WHM or Web Host Manager for the management of servers. The amalgamation of these interfaces helps users to streamline the websites. Besides that, cPanel also supplies the hosting service providers with innovative tools for flawless server management.
WordPress toolkit is a user-oriented interface with an array of striking features. In particular, it facilitates the installation, configuration, and management of WordPress sites. Moreover, one can access tools such as Smart Updates alongside Cloning in the WP toolkit deluxe under the cPanel.
Make sure your server is well-equipped with the following configurations for smoothly running WordPress.
- MySQL- Version 5.7 or later
- PHP: Version 7.4
- Web Server: Easy Apache 4
- Memory Limit for PHP: A minimum of 128MB or more
- cPanel/WHM Versions: 90 and latest ones alongside root accessibility
- PHP Extensions: dom, file info, JSON, MySQL, OpenSSL, Imagick, zip, gd, mcrypt, xmlreader, curl, Exif, hash, mbstring, sodium, pcre, XML, filter, iconv, SimpleXML, and Zlib
In general, there are two ways to upload a project to cPanel. One is the manual process, and the other is through a WP toolkit. If you want to proceed with the latter one, installing and enabling the WP toolkit in the cPanel is necessary. By going through the below-mentioned information, you will learn the process of logging into cPanel, setting up the toolkit, and uploading the project.
The first thing to do is install and enable the WordPress toolkit in the cPanel to get started. Here is all you need to do for installing the WP toolkit deluxe in the cPanel.
- As a root user, log in to WHM
- Navigate towards the WHM homepage and select WHM marketplace
- Click on the “add extensions” option
- Click on the "install" option
After installing the WP toolkit, the next step is to enable the features of the WP toolkit deluxe in cPanel. The following are the ways through which you can execute this step.
- Login as a root user to WHM and navigate to the homepage
- Select the “packages” option and then click on feature manager
- Choose the feature list as per your editing requirements in the "manage features list."
- Select the blue-colored “edit” option
- Type “WordPress” in the search box
- Ensure that the plugin for WP toolkit deluxe and WP toolkit have blue checkmarks
- Click on the "save" option.
- Repeat the same process for every feature list that you need to use
Before proceeding forwards, you must know how to log in to the cPanel through your browser's address bar. Type the website address along with a colon, followed by 2083. Once you are done, cPanel accessibility would display https://nameofyoursite.com:2083.
Alternatively, type /cPanel next to the website address. This is another method of logging to the cPanel. If you opt for this method, the cPanel accessibility would be https://nameofyoursite.com/cPanel.
For instance, if your website is newly formed and the DNS records are not broadcasted yet on the server, utilize the IP address to log in to cPanel. The accessibility through IP address would seem like https://10.10.10:2083.
If you want to browse the cPanel interface in another language, navigate towards the bottommost part of the login screen. Select the language as per your preference from the given list. However, it is recommendable to bookmark the cPanel page before logging in as it will help you return to the page later with ease.
After reaching the login screen of the cPanel, enter the credentials such as username as well as password. Click on the “log in” option. You will be redirected towards the control panel of the website to access all the available settings.
Once you have logged in to cPanel, the next task is uploading a project to cPanel using the WP toolkit. Here are the steps that you need to follow:
- Go to the applications and select "WordPress Toolkit."
- The next step is to click on the "Install WordPress" option in the toolkit
- You will be redirected to the installation page
- Enter the necessary details for the WordPress project/website
- Choose the path for installation in the files/directories option in the WordPress
- Enter the title of the WordPress website
- Determine the set of themes or plugins you want to set up for the WordPress project
- Select the language and advanced stable version for the website
- Enter the username, password, and email address of the WordPress Admin account
- The subsequent step is adding the details of the MySQL database
- Consider enabling the auto-update feature and themes or plugin in WordPress and select the "install" option
- Once you are done with the steps mentioned above, it is time for plugin installation
- Click on the "install plugin" option and set up the plugins as per the need
- Contrarily, if you do not want to install plugins, simply click on the "no thanks" button
- The WordPress project set-up is done
- You can access and manage the WordPress database, themes, plugins, and several other features from the below screen of the project.
Utilizing the cPanel and WordPress toolkit has become easier and hassle-less due to technological advancement. You can swiftly upload the WordPress site or project to cPanel through the toolkit by sticking to the abovementioned process. After all, WordPress is the pathway for modern-day achievers!
Updated 6 months ago