In the past year I have installed wordpress so many times that installation of it has become a very trivial process for me. Of course wordpress developers have worked to make it this simple. Here is the process I follow
- Create the database for WP from cpanel.
- Create the user for this DB or use an existing user. Assign ALL_PRIVILEGES to this user for the newly created database.
- Download the latest WP nightly from wordpress site and extract it in a separate directory. This will create a wordpress directory.
Change to this directory and copy wp-config-sample.php file as wp-config.php.
Edit wp-config.php file to reflect the settings for database, db user, and db password created above.