One of the pre-requisites for taking your business online (or registering its presence on the internet), is the acquisition of a domain name and a sizable web hosting space. Depending on your business goals and expected monthly traffic, there are several options for robust business hosting, such as – cloud hosting, shared hosting, managed hosting, VPS SSD hosting, and dedicated servers.
In this tutorial, I will mainly direct my discussion on how to install WordPress on a new host. Almost all hosting service providers give their users/customers/clients access to a cPanel where they can manage their website/landing page files and settings. It is on this cPanel that you’ll see the option to install WordPress and start blogging or build up a professional business website.
Opting in for a new hosting service may be due to the disappointment you experienced with your previous host provider. Or, probably, you’re just starting up a new blog or business website. However, different hosting plans/packages are being offered by various hosting service providers.
The hosting packages/plans range from cloud hosting, VPS hosting, shared hosting, managed hosting, reseller hosting, and custom hosting packages. The most common hosting for WordPress is managed or shared WordPress hosting packages because they are cheaper, straightforward, and very WordPress-friendly.
How to Install WordPress to a host
When you have bought a hosting package and granted access to a cPanel. Now, move to your cPanel and go on with the installation.
1. Access your cPanel
Access your host cPanel using the login details you defined during the registration/purchase process. Typically, cPanel URLs appear like this: www.host.myhost.com:0000.
2. Search for “App installer” option
In most cPanels, you’ll see the Softaculous App Installer.
- Click on the Softaculous Installer
- Locate the WordPress icon and also click on it
3. Install WordPress
At this point, when you have seen the App Installer and clicked on the WordPress icon, the next action is to install the WordPress. Simply fill out the form presented to you with the right details and then trigger the installation process.
The information to fill in includes;
- Your site name and tagline
- Admin username and password
- Domain Details
- and other relevant details too
However, if you previously had a WP website and have backed-up your website files/data via FTP or have the raw downloaded copy. You may not need to pay attention to these settings while trying to install a new WP to a new host. You could run a straight-forward installation and upload your previous website data later on. All your settings and files will still be the same without any iota of change applied.
You have installed WordPress to your new host! All you need to do is to go on with the website design for beginners or continue from where you stopped if you had a website/blog previously.
If you are still not clear about this or need any other kind of assistance to create your new WordPress website. We’ll be glad to help you. Kindly drop a comment below and we’ll get to you in a jiffy. Also, remember to share this tutorial with friends if it has helped you in any way.