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How to install word­press manu­ally on ZPan­el

Step 1 – Login to your zPan­el con­trol pan­el, either via your VPS IP address or cus­tom sub­do­main you spe­cified to access it. In this example I use zad­min but how­ever you can login with any user­name you cre­ated as User.

Step 2 – If you have not added the domain yet, so go ahead add it via Domain Man­age­ment > Domains > the Cre­ate New Domain. You can refer to my pre­vi­ous tutori­al here.

Step 3 – Now lets cre­ate the data­base where we host all Word­Press data there. Click Data­base Man­age­ment > MySQL Data­base. Give your data­base a name. If you named it as “word­press“, then the real usable name of that data­base is “zadmin_​wordpress”.

Step 4 – Now you can cre­ate new MYSQL user and assign that to the newly cre­ated data­base. Go toData­base Man­age­ment » MYSQL Users. Do not for­get to Map that MYSQL data­base to cor­rect MYSQL data­base.

Step 5 – It’s time to down­load main Word­Press installer pack­age. First, we have to launch Ajax­plorer up. Go to File Man­age­ment > Ajax­plorer > then click the Launch but­ton.

ajaxploerer

Do not have Ajax­plorer yet? Fol­low these steps to install.

Step 6 – In Ajax­plorer win­dow, go to the folder /​ dir­ect­ory of your domain. In my case it is /​public_​html/​servermom_​org/​

ajaxplorer window

Step 7 – You may firstly delete index.html file as it is not neces­sary (the one cre­ated by zPan­el by default).

delete index

Step 8 – Next, in Ajax­plorer click Upload > From Remote Serv­er menu.

upload from remote

Step 9 – Then enter Word­Press down­load url which is:

http://​word​press​.org/​l​a​t​e​s​t​.​zip

download wordpress

Once done, you’ll see that the file latest​.zip is lis­ted there.

latest.zip

Step 10 – Next, right-click on that file and choose Explore from the dis­played con­text menu.

explorer file

Step 11 – You’ll then see a folder called Word­Press there. Now right-click on that folder and chooseExtract.

extract

Do not for­get to choose the des­tin­a­tion to your domain’s root dir­ect­ory

extract

Step 12 – Now go to the extrac­ted folder which in my case is:

/​public_​html/​servermom_​org/​wordpress

then select all files and folders inside extrac­ted word­press folder (hold Shift key down on your key­board while select­ing) and move all of it to upper dir­ect­ory (right-click then Move).

move

Choose des­tin­a­tion:

move selected files

Step 13 –  Then rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php.

rename

Step 14 – Edit wp-config.php and enter all the details needed. Right-click that file and choose Open in > Source Edit­or.

open source editor

Step 15 – Edit all neces­sary details includ­ing DB_​NAME, DB_​USER, and DB_​PASSWORD.

edit wp-config.php

You can see gen­er­ated MYSQL Pass­word in zPan­el via Data­base Man­age­ment > MYSQL Users. Do not for­get to save it once you’ve made changes.

Step 16 – Assum­ing you’ve cre­ated DNS Records and poin­ted your domain to your VPS, so you can now pro­ceed to Word­Press install­a­tion wiz­ard in your browser. Just type your domain name then hit Enter and you’l be auto­mat­ic­ally dir­ec­ted to install­a­tion wiz­ard. Just pro­ceed as usu­al.

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