One recurring question we receive from our clients is “How do I install WordPress onto my hosting account?”. The good news is that it’s very simple to do on our servers and doesn’t require much if any web development knowledge.
The steps outlined below will work for any domain that doesn’t currently have a website setup on it; for any domains that already have websites setup on them, you will need to follow a few more steps which we will detail at the bottom of this article.
Installing WordPress onto a domain
Here are the steps you will need to follow in order to install WordPress onto your website on our hosting accounts:
- Login to cPanel
- Scroll down to the Software section
- Click on the Installatron Applications Installer icon
- Scroll down and click on the WordPress icon
- Click on Install this application, up the top-right of the page
- Select the domain you are looking to install WordPress onto under the Domain field
- Enter the username and password you would like to use for the WordPress administrator section under the Administrator Username and Administrator Password fields
- Change the Administrator Email, Website Title, and Website Tagline, fields to your email address, the website name, and website tagline you want to use (these can also be changed at a later date through the WordPress administrator area.
- Click on the Install button down the bottom-right and wait for the installation to complete.
- The installation should finish and then you will be able to see the default WordPress layout on your domain.
- You will then be able to login to the administrator back-end of the website through www.yourdomainhere.com.au/wp-admin and begin to make changes to your website.
Installing WordPress onto a domain that already has a website on it
To install a WordPress website on a domain that already has an existing website installed onto it, you will need to do the following before starting the WordPress installation:
- Make a backup of your existing website
- Download that backup to your computer and store it somewhere safe
- Remove the website files either through FTP or through the File Manager in cPanel
Once you have done that, you can then follow the WordPress installation steps listed above.