How to install WordPress.org on your domain?
In most circumstances, installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete. All best WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress with few clicks with an auto-installer.
Keep reading for my tutorial to install WordPress yourself.
**If you’d prefer not to do it yourself, remember you can always ask your hosting provider nicely if they could install it for you!
BEFORE YOU INSTALL WORDPRESS
If you’re not sure which version of WordPress right for you, please see our guide to .COM vs .ORG
To begin with WordPress.com you can sign up here. To install WordPress.org keep reading …In most circumstances, installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete. All best WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress with few clicks with an auto-installer.
Domain + Hosting
Before you install WordPress, you will first need a to register a domain name and website hosting.
I use and recommend NameCheap*NameCheap* who are a full provider of domains, hosting and SSL certificates. They have the quickest and most helpful customer service I’ve experience from a web provider and I really appreciate registering everything under with 1 provider because it makes managing and renewals so much easier.
BlueHost* is another great provider, offering cheap and solid hosting if you’re just starting out with a personal blog or small business website. They’re not suitable for high traffic commercial or eCommerce sites – for these I’d recommend NameCheap above.
HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS ON YOUR DOMAIN
**If you’d prefer not to do install WordPress yourself, remember you can always ask your hosting provider nicely if they could install it for you!
1. Simply login to your Control Panel (or cPanel for short) account – your hosting company would have provided this information when you signed up to host your website.
Go to your control panel URL. Example: blogname.com/cpanel. Login with your username and password. Look for Softaculous icon or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under Auto Installers section.
2. Clicking on any of these icons will launch Softaculous auto-installer for WordPress. First you will see an overview of WordPress. You need to click on the Install tab to continue.
3. Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress.
Choose HTTP for every situation, except if your are launching your site with eCommerce and processing payments, then choose HTTPS. It’s up to your personal preference if you would like http://www or http:// – It doesn’t matter which one you choose but you will have to remember it as this will be your proper URL.
After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain name (like example.com) In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank. Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.
4. Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. (You can easily change this later.)
Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Make sure that you enter correct email address in the admin email field. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.
The rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to install WordPress.
5. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your WordPress installation.
6. You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your WordPress admin area.
7. To login to your WordPress dashboard click the “Administrative URL” and login with your chosen username and password.
For future reference; login to your WordPress dashboard by placing /wp-admin on the end of your domain, for example: http://www.sugarandcode.com/wp-admin
And that’s it, you’ve successfully installed WordPress!
Cheering you on,