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I’ve been blogging on and off for the past four years. Not entirely sure what I was doing for the most part. Most of the things I’ve learned were bits and pieces of information I gathered free from the internet.
But then a few months back, I’d thought about taking it more seriously. So, I decided to invest in myself and purchased a blogging course to learn more about it.
Within a few days, I was able to go through most of the content. I got so excited and committed to giving it another go and thought about doing a relaunch for a fresh start.
So, I contacted SiteGround (my web host) and asked them to erase and reinstall my account as if I were a new customer who just purchased a new hosting account.
Since I’ve already got a domain name (https://aldwinzalameda.com) and a hosting account (SiteGround), all I had to do was to install WordPress to start blogging again.
If you’re here for the same reason or in a similar situation, this tutorial just might help.
To install WordPress, just follow these three simple steps:
- Access cPanel.
- Locate the WordPress Installer.
- Install WordPress.
Step 1. Access cPanel.
To access cPanel, login to your SiteGround account. Once you’ve signed in, access the My Accounts tab and then click on Go to cPanel.
Note: If you see an alert about accessing cPanel securely, just click on Proceed to continue.
Step 2. Locate WordPress Installer.
Inside cPanel, look for the WordPress Installer under the WordPress Tools section.
Note: You can also click on Softaculous from the AutoInstallers section and then choose WordPress from the list of softwares.
Next, you’ll see a brief description of WordPress. You can also browse through the available tabs for more information.
When you’re ready, click on Install to continue.
Step 3. Install WordPress.
On the Software Setup page, click on Quick Install.
Note: Make sure to select the domain where you want to install the software.
Fill out the required fields under the Admin Account section.
Forget about installing plugins for now. You can always add them later on from your WordPress dashboard.
When you’re done, click on Install to start the installation.
A loading bar will appear. Just wait for the installation to complete. It shouldn’t take longer than a minute to install.
When it’s over, you should receive a confirmation message like this…
There you have it! To access your WordPress dashboard, just click on the Administrative URL and start customizing your website.
I hope you learned from this tutorial. If you have some questions, please leave them in the comments below.
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Thanks for reading!