WordPress is one of the most used CMS around the world, it is easy to use and opens unlimited ways to design a perfect site.
There is no competition between Wix (a website builder like WordPress) and WordPress. Even though Wix also has millions of users.
There are limitations in Wix but not in WordPress, you can do whatever you want to with your website using WordPress. In fact, WordPress is used by nearly 75 million websites.
According to WordPress, more than 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month and users produce 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every month. Those are some insane numbers.
Most WordPress offers free WordPress installation nowadays. Also, it is easy to install it on your website. In this article, we gonna see how you can install WordPress using Siteground.
The steps are pretty clear and easy. You just to focus a bit while performing the steps on your own. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump in and see how to install WordPress on Siteground.
How To Install WordPress On Siteground.
Like I said earlier, make sure to focus on each and every step doesn’t matter whether the steps are hard or easy. There are types of WordPress installation,
- Wizard base
We gonna at each one of them. However, the easiest way to install WordPress is using the Setup Wizard. So, let’s see its step first.
How To Use The Website Setup Wizard to Install WordPress
If you want to install WordPress using setup wizard, you first have to access your Siteground account. After when you will sign up, you will receive an email in which you will get the username and password so that you can log in to your Siteground account.
Once you log in to your account, Siteground will ask you a question. Do you want to Set Up a new website or migrate it to your account? Choose Set up site and proceed to the next step.
A new page will open in which the system will ask you to choose between, Start a New Website or migrating an existing one. You should Click on Select under Start New Website.
After that, you need to select WordPress after scrolling a bit. When you’ll select WordPress, you’ll have to submit a login and some other essential details to use it. Once you are ready, click on Continue.
It’s almost done, choose what enhancements you want to add to your account if you want to add any. When you are done with this step – click on Finish.
That’s it! all the steps are now completed. You can now go to the front page of your website and check out the newly installed WordPress application.
So, this tutorial was for those who wanna install WordPress using Siteground tools. Now, let’s see how you do this by the app. Recommended for beginners.
How To Install WordPress Using App Installer
Now, let’s look at the simplest way to install WordPress. Most of the sites you’ll visit will guide this step to you because it is the easiest way. However, attention is still required.
It will take only a few minutes and believe me, no advanced skills to have a fully functional WordPress instance in your hosting account.
To begin this, login to your SiteGround admin area and from there, Site Tools > Dev > App Installer:
In the second step, click on the drop down menu and then select the application which is of course WordPress.
Now, after selecting it, it will ask you to enter details like administrative username and password, administrative e-mail, etc. After filling it, click on Install.
Make sure to use a strong password so that your site can be safe from brute force attacks. Use numbers, symbols, and letters to build a strong password.
Wait for some time because an automated installation process will proceed, and once it’s done, you will see a success page informing you that it has been done. That’s it, now visit your site and log in with the credentials you set.
These steps were for non techie people, now its time to look at how to install it manually, using wordpress.org
How To Install WordPress Manually
This tutorial is for those people who have a little bit of knowledge about the Mysql database and other complicated things. However, if you don’t know and still wanna try, make sure to follow every step carefully.
First, head over to WordPress’s official site WordPress.org to download WordPress. Make sure to download the latest version.
Click on download, it should download within a minute. The installation package will be saved to your hard disk. Locate the downloaded file and extract it to a new folder.
Create an FTP account. If you haven’t already created it.
To add new FTP accounts, go to your Site Tools > Site > FTP Accounts.
In the Create New FTP Account section of the page, you have to fill in all the fields.
- In The Account Name – The username of the new FTP account. “@yourdomainname.com“, where yourdomainname.com is the primary domain name of your account, will be added automatically after the username. For example, if you input Hosting, the full username will be [email protected];
- Password – the password for the new FTP account;
Once you input the details for the new FTP account, you can click on Create to create your FTP account.
In this step, log in to your Siteground account and upload the extracted files and folders to your web server. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via FTP.
First, you should know some basic knowledge about the FTP Client Software, Siteground uses FileZilla, Cyberduck, or Transmit uploading/downloading a file.
We will use FileZilla in this tutorial. You have to download the FileZilla Client software to proceed further, you can download it here.
Once the download finished, activate it. Open it and enter your domain name in the Host field or you can use the account’s IP address.
The username and the password section, you need to type in are the same as the ones you created in your FTP account visit Site Tools > Site > FTP Accounts. The FTP port will be 21. Now, to connect, press on Quickconnect.
After clicking on Connect, you will be connected to your hosting account and on the right side of the FTP client window, you will be able to see a list of all the files and folders on your account. Once the download finished, activate it. Open it and enter your domain name in the Host field or you can use the account’s IP address.
Now, from the right panel of your FTP client area, navigate to the folder on your account in which you want to upload the new files, for example – public_html.
After that, you can select the files you want to upload from the left side panel (your computer) to be uploaded and right-click on them. From the menu that shows up, click on Upload. Now, select the WordPress file and upload it to the public_html folder.
The transfer will automatically begin, you just need to wait some time for the upload to complete, after which the uploading of these files will be logged in the Successful Transfers tab at the bottom panel.
Now, this step is finished. Let’s proceed to the next step.
Note: If you want your WordPress to be the main installation on your account and to be accessible through your main domain, for example: MyDomain.com, you need to upload the extracted files to your public_html folder.
Create a my SQL account database for WordPress to use.
Here is the video explaining how to create a MySql,
Go to Site Tools > Site > MySQL where you can create a MySQL user and a database easily and then assign the user to the database.
On the page that will open, go to the Databases tab. Click on Create Database. Keep in mind that the Database names are automatically generated.
The next thing you have to do is, click on the Users tab to create a new database user. Click on Create User. Keep in mind that they are automatic/system generated and once set you will receive a notice with the username and its password.
In order for a MySQL user to be used to manage a certain database, the user permissions for that database must be set. This should be done from the Manage Users area, go to the preferred username, and click on Add New Database.
On the page that will open, choose the desired privileges the user should have to the database and click on Confirm.
It’s done. Hooray!
Once you have the MySql database and user, make sure you write down the database name, database username, and password you have just created. You will need those for the installation process.
Now, you are almost done. It’s time to go through the basic installation process of WordPress. Follow steps clearly.
If you have uploaded WordPress in your public_html directory perfectly then, go to http://yourdomain.com in your preferred browser.
When your website will open, you will see a page, where WordPress will ask you to choose the preferred language you want to use. Select your language from there.
Once you choose the preferred one, press Continue.
Now, you will see a message, it will notify you that on the next page you will have to fill in some essential details for your site. Click on Let’s Go! to proceed to the next page.
In this step, you need to enter your newly created MySQL database and press Submit.
Now, WordPress will check whether the details you have submitted are correct or not. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Installation button to proceed.
Now, you will see a page where you will have to submit your user name and password as well as the name of the site. Make sure that you use a very strong password so that your administrator account is secure.
Also, you should enter an email that is in working condition and you use it regularly because that email can be used in case you forget the password.
Another important thing, make sure to let that search engines index your site or not untick, otherwise, search engines like google won’t index your site.
Once you fill in all the information, hit Install WordPress.
All the steps are completed now. You can use the login tab to access your administrative backend and start posting content on your new site.
These were the 3 ways to install WordPress.
Important Things To Do After Installing WordPress
WordPress’s best thing is that you can install plugins, that’s what makes WordPress different than any other CMS. In this, we gonna loot the things that you need to do after installing WordPress. These things are a must for any WordPress user.
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1: Set Up Your Site Title & Tagline
The title and the tagline are some of the most important elements that identify your website and tell people and search engines what your site is about.
2: Set Your Timezone, Date, and Time Format
In Settings » General you will find the options for Timezone, Date, and Time Format.
3: Change Your Permalink Structure
It is one of the most important elements in WordPress sites. Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual pages and blog posts, as well as your category and tag archives.
It is suggested to use Post Name.
4: Add a Contact Form
All websites on the internet need a contact form. It allows your website visitors to quickly contact you by filling out a form on your website. By default, WordPress does not come with a built-in contact form. Install contact form 7 by visiting the Plugins section.
5: Install Caching
As a site owner, it is your job to make sure that your website is fast and performs well even under high traffic.
This is where caching comes in. It allows your website to quickly serve cached copies of your pages to users instead of generating them on the fly.
Wrapping Things Up
To install WordPress, there are 3 ways, one of the easiest ways is to install it using an app installer. If you still find any issues, you can contact me via the contact us page of this site. Use WordPress safely, update its version whenever the latest version releases.
Thanks for reading!