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How do I install Wordpress on my website?
Log into your cPanel Control Panel, then click the Softaculous icon as shown in the picture.
2) Click the Wordpress icon, when you mouse over the wordpress icon you will be shown two options, Install and Demo just click anywhere on the icon you will be taken to the next step.
On this page you can see
the Wordpress version that will be installed, the
release date of that version, how much disk space
is normally required and how much disk space you
have left in your hosting account. Click the
Install link highlighted in the image to continue.
This is where you setup your wordpress
install. Each setting is well
explained on this page. We will cover a
few as well:
In Directory: This is the folder you want
to install wordpress to. For example
putting wp would install to
http://yourdomain.com/wp/. If you
want to install to
http://yourdomain.com leave 'In Directory'
* Enable Multisite (WPMU): Our servers do support this function, enable if
you want to use multi site wordpress.
(If we don't mention a
setting using the default is ok)
This is the bottom half of the wordpress install page. This is also
the most important part of the setup.
* Admin Username: Please change this from admin to something much harder to
* Admin Password: Please make this very hard to guess. Mixing numbers,
letters and symbols is a good idea.
* Limit Login Attempts: This will also help secure your site from being
hacked, it is suggested to install this plugin by ticking the check box.
* Click the + for advanced options and select 'Auto Upgrade'. This will also make your wordpress much more secure as it will keep it up to date for you.
(If we don't mention a setting using the default is ok)
you have noted down your username and password. Once you are
happy with the settings, click Install.
Once installed it will take you to a page with a link to your admin login
and your wordpress install. Your wordpress site has been installed.
Extra: As you have already installed wordpress this is not an install step.
This picture just shows where you are able to edit some things with the
wordpress install, or remove the install if you decide wordpress isn't for
If you have any questions, please
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