If you’re hosted with SiteGround and looking to start a blog in WordPress, then this tutorial might help.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you the steps on how to install WordPress through cPanel with SiteGround.
Let’s get started.
Login to SiteGround. Under My Accounts tab, click Go to cPanel.
If you see a prompt about accessing cPanel securely, just click on Proceed to continue.
Open WordPress Installer
In cPanel, open the WordPress Installer located in WordPress Tools section.
You can also select WordPress located in AutoInstallers section.
Next, you will see a brief description of WordPress. If you want, you can browse through the available tabs for more information.
Then, click Install or Install Now to continue.
Next, go through the following settings:
- Software Setup – Choose the version, protocol, and domain to install the software.
- Site Settings – Enter a name and a brief description of your website.
- Admin Account – Provide a username, password, and email for access.
- Language – Keep to default (English).
- Select Plugin(s) – Skip this!
- Easy Setup – Skip this as well.
- Advanced Options – Leave this to default.
To make it easier for you, let’s go through each setting.
Here, you have two options – Custom Install or Quick Install.
- Custom Install – This is the default option which allows you to customize WordPress installation settings.
- Quick Install – This option will install WordPress with default settings.
I went through the Custom Install, so I suggest you do the same.
- Version – Be sure to select the latest version of WordPress.
- Protocol – If your site has SSL, then choose HTTPS protocol.
- Domain – If you have multiple domains, make sure to select the correct domain to install the software.
- In Directory – Leave this empty.
Here, you can provide a name and a brief description of your website.
- Site Name – Enter a name for your website.
- Site Description – Provide a brief description of your website.
- Enable Multisite – Leave the box unchecked
This section will configure access to your WordPress dashboard.
- Username – Enter a username for your account/dashboard.
- Password – Choose a strong password for secure access.
- Email – Provide a valid email address for administrative purposes.
For the rest of the settings, leave them to default/unchecked.
- Choose Language – Leave this default (English) unless you plan to blog using another language.
- Select Plugin(s) – You can install plugins later on through the dashboard after installing WordPress.
- Easy setup – Skip this! This is just a configuration wizard to help you install a theme and some recommended plugins to your website.
- Advanced Options – If you want to change the default backup location, database name and table prefix that will be created during installation, you can change it from here.
Once you’re ready, scroll down at the very bottom and click Install to begin the installation.
A progress bar will then appear. Just wait for the installation to complete.
It shouldn’t take longer than a minute to complete.
Once it’s done, you will see a successful confirmation message.
That’s it! You can now view your website and check out the newly installed WordPress application.
When I clicked on my Website URL – https://aldwinzalameda.com, this is what I got.
And when I clicked on the Administrative URL – https://aldwinzalameda.com/wp-admin, it took me straight to the dashboard.
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Thanks for reading!