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In this tutorial, I’m going to share with you how I installed WordPress through my hosting account – SiteGround.
Here are the steps:
- Access cPanel
- Open WordPress Installer
- Install WordPress
Let’s get started.
Step 1. Access cPanel
Login to SiteGround. Under My Accounts tab, click Go to cPanel.
If you get a prompt about accessing cPanel securely, just click on Proceed to continue.
Step 2. Open WordPress Installer
In cPanel, look for the AutoInstallers section and click on WordPress.
Tip: You can also click on Softaculous and select WordPress from the list of available software.
Next, you will see a brief description of WordPress.
If you want to know more about WordPress, you can browse through the available tabs for other information.
Click on Install or Install Now to continue.
Step 3. Install WordPress
Here, you have two options:
- Custom Install – This is the default option. It allows you to modify installation settings before installing the software.
- Quick Install – Choosing this option will install WordPress with default settings.
To customize installation, you need to go through the following settings:
- Software Setup
- Site Settings
- Admin Account
- Plugins/Easy Setup
- Advanced Options
Here, you can choose the version of WordPress to install, site protocol to use, and domain to install the software.
- Version – Be sure to select the latest version of WordPress.
- Protocol – If your site has SSL, choose the HTTPS protocol.
- Domain – If you have multiple domains, choose the right domain to install the software.
Here, you can customize your site’s identity.
- Site Name – Enter a name for your website.
- Site Description – Provide a tagline or a brief description of your website.
- Enable Multisite (WPMU) – Leave this unchecked. It’s a feature that allows you to create a network of sites.
Here, you need to provide a username and password for website access.
- Username – Enter a name for the user account.
- Password – Generate a strong password for secure access.
- Email – Provide a valid email for admin purposes.
Here, you can choose the language, select/install some plugins, and tweak advanced options.
- Language – Leave this to English (default) unless you’re planning to use another language.
- Plugins/Easy Setup – No need to install any plugins at this point. You can do this later (through the dashboard) after installing WordPress.
- Advanced Options – This is optional. It allows you to change the database name and table prefix to be created for the installation.
When you’re done, click the Install button to begin installation.
A loading bar will appear. Wait for the installation to complete. It shouldn’t take longer than a minute.
After a successful installation, you will see a confirmation message.
To go directly on the dashboard, click on the Administrative URL.
That’s it! You can now view your website and check out the newly installed WordPress.
Thanks for reading!
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