How to Install WordPress with renamed wp-config.php in cPanel?

How to Install WordPress with renamed wp-config.php in cPanel? [STEP BY STEP]☑️

Today in this tutorial you will learn how to Install WordPress with renamed wp config php in cPanel. But before you edit your wp-config.php file, you should understand that even a small error in the file could make your WordPress site inaccessible. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you make a site backup and a copy of the existing wp-config.php file before you begin editing.

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Follow the steps to install WordPress with renamed wp-config.php file:

Step::1 Login to cPanel and go to File Manager

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
File Manager in cPanel

Step::2 In public_html upload the wordpress.zip file and extract it there only

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
Extract wordpress.zip file

Step::3 Now create a file named test.php and place the code given below in it:

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
create a file in cPanel
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
Edit a file in cPanel

 

<?php
$anything = shell_exec('grep -Ril "wp-config.php"');
echo "<pre>$anything</pre>";
?>
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php

Step::4 Next Run this file from new tab

Step::5 The page will show you the path to the file containing wp-config.php script.

Step::6 Open the files recursively and replace wp-config.php with anything suppose apple.php

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php

Step::7 Next go to MySQL Database in DATABASES section

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
MySQL Databases in cPanel

Step::8 Create a Database and Add User to Database as shown in the below screenshots

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
Add User to Database in MySQL Database in cPanel

Step::9 Now check the boxes in Manage User Privileges in the next step and click on Make Changes tab

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
Manage User Privileges in MySQL

Step::10 Visit WordPress login page and start the setup process

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php

Step::11 Fill the Database Name, Username, Password, Database Host and click on Submit

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php

Step::12 On the next page click on Run the Installation tab

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php

Step::13 Next you have to provide the Site information like Site Title, Username, Password, Your Email

How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php
How to Install WordPress manually with renamed wp-config.php

Step::14 After getting done click on Install WordPress tab

That’s all, we hope this tutorial helped you learn How to Install WordPress with renamed wp-config.php file in cPanel.

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