How To Install WordPress On SiteGround? 3 Easy Ways

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,

  • App-based
  • Wizard base
  • Manually

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.

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 1

To begin this, login to your SiteGround admin area and from there, Site Tools > Dev > App Installer:

Step 2:

In the second step, click on the drop down menu and then select the application which is of course WordPress.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

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These steps were for non techie people, now its time to look at how to install it manually, using

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.

Step 1:

First, head over to WordPress’s official site 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.

Step 2:

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. ““, where 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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.

Step 8:

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:, you need to upload the extracted files to your public_html folder.

Step 9:

Create a my SQL account database for WordPress to use.

Here is the video explaining how to create a MySql,

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