WordPress is the most known online content platform available for free on the internet. Everything you need is a Web Hosting and a domain name and you are ready to get started. If you have not seen yet, check our article “Everything you need to know before get started” and “How to choose a Web Hosting and domain name provider” to get familiar with the first steps.
The installation process
You can install the WordPress platform in two different ways: Automatically or Manually. If you decide to install it manually, you’ll have to download the installation package from WordPress.org and put it on your server. The good news is that most Web Hosting providers have WordPress pre-installed, so you are able to install it in a much easier and faster way, with a “one-click install” automatic process using cPanel or another hosting management system. This way you don’t need to worry about Databases, downloads, files, etc.
Installing WordPress via cPanel
After you have contracted your Web Hosting plan, you’ll receive all the necessary details (Web address, logins, passwords, etc) and the link to manage your host. All of the setting we’ll use will be available on the Configurations Panel of your web hosting, also called “cPanel“.
cPanel is the graphics interface of your server and it’s there where you’ll be able to set up all the settings of your web hosting, and also, access the “one-click WordPress installation” feature.
Every Web Hosting Provider has a different interface and path to access the cPanel, but in general, they all have the same functionalities.
To get started, log in to your hosting account and look for “WordPress Install” or “Software Install“.
The process you ask on which domain you’d like to install it and the name of the new blog/website.
After selecting your domain, click on “Show advanced options” and set the name of your website and a user and password (It will be used to login to manage your WordPress website).
That’s it. You’ve installed WordPress and the website is live. To manage it, access “http://yourdomain/wp-login.php” and use the credentials you set up before to login to your website.
Now that your website is available online, go to our next article installing a new template.