How to Install WordPress Manually on any Web Hosting?
WordPress is the most popular website building platform preferred by a large number of business owners. According to Kinsta, WordPress has a market share of more than 60.8% in the CMS market. Moreover, it powers the worlds’ top websites.
The reason it is most commonly used is due to its simple interface as well as the availability of multiple free plugins.
Additionally, there is a wide range of WordPress themes available for you to choose from to help your website look visually appealing. From allowing you to place the widgets as per your choice to offering extra features, WordPress offers you the agility and flexibility you need to run your website smoothly.
In this post, we will share how to install WordPress manually on any web hosting. This post is going to be beneficial for both beginners and advanced users:
What do you need to install WordPress?
Before you move on to installing WordPress, the first thing you would need is the domain name. Another crucial thing that you need for successfully installing WordPress is the hosting service from a reputed company. Ensure that the company you hire has experience in offering hosting services.
Installing WordPress Hosting- Method 1
There is no denying that the easiest way to install WordPress is by looking for a hosting service provider that provides you with pre-installed WordPress. So as you you sign up for hosting, you get a pre-installed WordPress website. In this method, you don’t need to install WordPress yourself.
Installing WordPress Hosting via cPanel and auto-installers- Method 2
Most web hosts provide their customers with the hosting management dashboard, cPanel. You should receive login details for cPanel from your host when you sign up for hosting. The cPanel interface is quite simple to use for most websites.
Your host should provide you with an auto-installer through your cPanel interface. Auto installers automate the whole WordPress installation process. In other words, you don’t have to do anything manually, you just put in a few details, click a button, and WordPress is installed for you.
Some of the most commonly used auto-installers are Softaculous, QuickInstall, etc.
- Find the link to the WordPress auto-installer in cPanel and click it.
- Next, click the Install Now button (regardless of the auto-installer you’re using). Just install it.
- Next, you’ll have to enter information regarding your WordPress installation. You can expect the same interface no matter what auto-installer you use.
- To start, you need to enter the protocol and domain name of your website.
- The protocol you should choose if you are using an SSL certificate is HTTPS. Other than that, HTTP is the best choice. SSL certificates are not activated by default, so HTTP is always the best choice.
- The next step is to choose the directory where you will install WordPress. The vast majority of the time, this field is left blank. The default is an empty field, meaning WordPress will be installed in your main domain, not in something like YOURDOMAIN.com/mywpsite. So for example, if your domain is YOURDOMAIN.com, WordPress will be installed in YOURDOMAIN.com rather than something like YOURDOMAIN.com/mywpsite.
- After entering your Site Settings, you are presented with the default values for your site’s name and description. You can always change these values in the WordPress interface later on.
- If you don’t intend to create a multi-site network, don’t enable WordPress multisite.
- Creating log-in credentials for your WordPress account is also required. These login credentials will be needed to access your WordPress dashboard after installation, so make sure you remember them.
- The specific auto-installer you’re using may have some other options. They can be ignored. That is, if you’re using a specific auto-installer, you may see a few more options.
- Once you’ve filled out all the info, make sure to click Install at the bottom. It may take a couple of minutes. Once it’s done, you will get a confirmation screen. You can then log in to your brand new WordPress install at YOURDOMAIN.com/wp-admin.
Congratulations! Your WordPress website is ready to use now.