Installing WordPress

  1. Once logged in at you’ll be at the homepage of your control panel (aka cPanel). Scroll down and look under Web Applications, then click the WordPress button.
  2. To begin the install click Install this Application in the upper-righthand corner.
  3. On the next page, the installer will ask for some information about this install. The first thing you’ll want to do is decide where to install it. For example, you could install it in a subdomain you have created by selecting it from the drop-down menu. You also have the option of installing WordPress in a subfolder by typing in the folder name in the Directory field. Click here for more information about subdomains.
  4. By default the installer will automatically backup your website and update it anytime a new version comes out, and we recommend you keep this option. The installer will also create a database for you automatically, but if you’ve already created one for this website you can choose Let me manage the database settings and enter the details. Finally, you’ll need to create an initial username and password for the WordPress install. Enter that information in the final section and click Install.
  5. The installer will take just a few moments to install WordPress and a progress bar will keep you updated. When it is complete, you will see a link to your new WordPress site as well as a link to the backend administrative section for your WordPress site.

Congratulations, you’ve now installed WordPress!

Now, you need to be able to login to your WordPress to start building your site. To do so, navigate back to your cPanel dashboard, and click “My Apps.”

Find your WordPress application. If you’ve installed several applications at different subdomains or subdirectories, you’ll see them all here. Click the middle link, which will take you to the WordPress log in page.

Log in with the information you entered when you installed the application. If you aren’t sure what you entered, you can view and edit your username and password by returning to “My Apps,” and clicking the wrench icon next to your WordPress application (you can see the wrench icon in the image above).

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