What is better, WordPress manual installation or Installation from the WordPress toolkit?

nadav123

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I notice to this:
https://docs.cpanel.net/knowledge-b...press-with-cpanel/#install-wordpress-manually

now I little got confused.

I all the years install WordPress outside the public_html and create a folder called public_html_2 next to it for another domain. (but not inside the original public_html folder).

so maybe I got document root problems? (even if my sites actually working?)
and why is better to install it from the tool?
what he gives me?
what is mean htacssses problems?
if I have 3 domains? Do I need to install them inside the public_html folder? (not make sense but this what is wrote in the docs).
or
I can install each domain in a separate folder next to public_html and not inside him? (what i have now).

and the most important, why the tool recommended installing the site in HTTPS when WordPress.org said directly you should run HTTP version of WordPress:
https://wordpress.org/support/article/editing-wp-config-php/#wp_siteurl

so I got confused by this tool and the explanation on the cPanel docs, now I am afraid to install it manually,


I ask all of this because I have manual installation right now and I think to refresh my sites and move to a new installation.
I did it manually many times, but maybe after I read this, I do it wrong?

what is better? and if I do it manually, what I need to do to avoid all these conflicts? (htacsses and document root conflict).
i prefer the manual installation because I have a site already and I familiar with cPanel and the manual installation.

but if I don't have a choice I do what needs to be done by cPanel book.

please recommendations?
 

cPRex

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Hey there! I wouldn't say either is "better" - either way will give you a functional WordPress site. However, the tool is great. It's quick, it does everything for you in just a few seconds, and it keeps track of updates. It also allows you to log in to WordPress directly from cPanel so you don't even have to remember your admin password if you don't want to.

I run it on my personal server with two WordPress sites and I really liked using it.
 

nadav123

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yes, but have a lot of misleading in this plugin, for example:
HTTPS from the wp-config.php (HTTPS PHP)
is not true. WordPress recommended use HTTP.

Another thing I afraid of. is redirection, they note in manual installation can be htacsses problems. what I have with the redirection:

if I downloaded it from WordPress site kit? this will redirect the subdomains automatically as should be?
what about installing new WordPress?

they said any user can hold 1 WordPress site.
i hold 3 and all the 3 in separate folders, from what they note in the docs, the websites need to be inside the public_html? i didn't get it.

or cPanel misleading you from WordPress instruction, or my installation is not good from the beginning because is Manual WordPress installation?
 

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I would not expect a WordPress installation to have anything to do with site redirection. Those are two separate things.

If you need a WordPress tool that handles https redirection, I'd recommend the ReallySimpleSSL plugin, as I've been using that for years with no problems.