This article will walk you through installing WordPress via the command line, please note that this article is advising the steps for Mac/Linux users.
1. Firstly, open Terminal and ssh onto your hosting server. If you are unaware of your FTP details, please reference the original ‘Welcome to Serversaurus’ email which includes all relevant FTP details (note, your FTP details are the same as your cPanel credentials) or alternatively find out how to update your FTP/cPanel credentials.
In Terminal replace the username and server info with your own:
Press Enter and type your password when prompted.
2. Change into the directory you would like to install WordPress under, if the WordPress installation is for your primary website this would be public_html. To change
into your public_html directory type and enter:
If you are installing WordPress under an addon domain, navigate to the addon domain’s home directory using the below command:
3. Using the ‘wget’ command, we will download WordPress into our current directory.
Now to extract the contents of the latest.tar.gz file type the command:
tar xfz latest.tar.gz
4. Use the command ‘ls -l’, to view the content under your current directory, you will be able to see that there is now a directory called ‘WordPress’ under your current directory. Lets move that directories contents into our current directory, to do this issue the below command:
mv wordpress/* ./
5. Now lets tidy up after ourselves, we no longer need the ‘WordPress’ directory or the latest.tar.gz file, to remove these items, issue the following commands:
rm -f latest.tar.gz
6. Next, we need to create a database and a user that we can then associate with one another. To do so login to cPanel, then use the search function to navigate to MySQL Databases.
Now follow the below steps:
NOTE: Remember to keep your MySQL database and user information on hand because you will need it in the following step.
- Create the new database; Nominate your prefered name and select ‘Create Database’
- Scroll down until you see ‘Add New User’, fill out the form with your preferred username, then assign a password to that user. Make sure to copy that password and save it on your computers notepad or text editor.
- Once you have created the new user, scroll down the page until you see ‘Add User To Database’
- Select your newly created user and then select the new database, to save these settings select the ‘Add’ button below.
- On the next page you will see ‘Manage User Privileges’, select the checkbox next to ‘ALL PRIVILEGES’ then select ‘Make Changes’ at the bottom of the page.
7. Now you should be able to go to your domain name, and see a WordPress configuration window (see screenshot below). Follow the configuration prompts with your desired settings.
Once you have completed the configuration steps, your WordPress installation will be complete! You are now able to login to your WordPress admin console via yourdomain.com/wp-admin with your nominated login credentials.