You probably know WordPress, an open source platform that lets you create your desired website in a most user-friendly manner. Before installing WordPress you must know drawbacks you can face while choosing web hosting provider. There are many Good services like InMotion, SiteGround and Bluehost but I’ll prefer to go with InMotion since it’s Super Fast and Easy to use. Siteground is complicated for the new users and Bluehost is not fast enough as there are a lot of users now on shared hosting plans.
Remember, your hosting gets shared with other people so as a starter you must choose a plan that suits you and InMotion is FAST, Growing and most user-friendly hosting providers of the century. Lets learn, how to install WordPress on InMotion Hosting. There are 2 simple ways that can help you install WordPress on your server:
1. Using Softaculous (inside cPanel)
2. Manual Installation
I’ll recommend you to install WordPress with a few simple clicks so we’re going to go with Softaculous Software first that is available in every cPanel hosting. Before that, you must choose a good plan for you so lets check out the best plan that suits you at InMotion Hosting. Click here to check out the plans.
So, if you compare InMotion with SiteGround and Bluehost then it’s simple that no other services provides you free Marketing Tools as well as Security Suite. It has free SSL which is compulsory to rank on Google these days. Unlimited Disk Space and much more. So, lets go ahead and install WordPress on your InMotion cPanel account.
Install WordPress with Softaculous
First and Foremost, you’ll have to open your cPanel account inside your client area. Client Area is your web hosting account where you’re driven after the login. There, you can see the cPanel button. Lets go inside and find the Softaculous Software just like shown below:
Click on it, it will take you to a WordPress installation page. There, you need to give a name and description to your WordPress website. Then setup the username/password and there you go! You’ll have WordPress installed within minutes. Super Easy, right? Yeah! that’s it. Now, all you have to do is go to your admin panel link that InMotion Hosting sent after the installation and setup the theme you want to install on your WordPress hosting. If you’ve created a custom theme that you want to upload via FTP then lets talk about uploading WordPress via FTP.
Installing WordPress Manually
Now that. you want to install WordPress manually then lets make sure that you have the following things before proceeding any further:
- 1. FTP or cPanel access to the server
- 2. Ability to create MYSQL Database
- 3. FTP Client like Filezilla (A software used to connect FTP to your server and upload files)
- 4. Text Editor or Notepad
So, you have everything you need to install WordPress. Now, go to WordPress.com and Download WordPress. After downloading WordPress you need to go to your cPanel account
Click on File Manager
Upload the WordPress and unzip it.
Next step is to create a database that gets attached with the WordPress file you just uploaded. WordPress stores information in database so let me tell you how to do it.
Create Database for WordPress
- As you’re logged into cPanel then go into the Databases section.
- Click the MySQL Database Wizard icon.
- Enter the database name and click Next Step.
- Enter the database user name and password and click Create User.
- Click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
- Copy the database name, username and password, you need them to connect WordPress through WP-config.php.
Connect WordPress with WP-Config.php
Now that you’ve created a database then you must connect that database to the desired folder where you’ve uploaded WordPress, right? So, lets go to cPanel again and click on File Manager
Now, From the left navigation menu in File Manager, click public_html, click the folder where you’ve uploaded WordPress. On the right of the File Manager, find the wp-config-sample.php file. Right click on the file, click Rename and change the name of the file to wp-config.php. Rename the file then Right-click on the wp-config.php file and click on Code Edit. When the file opens, find the following information:
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
- Replace database_name_here with the name of the database you created. Replace username_here with the username of the database you created ago. Replace password_here with the password of the database that you created ago.
- When done editing, click the Save Changes and close the file. Now, the last step is to install WordPress on the desired destination. Go onto this link:
- http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php (example.com is your web link)
You’ll be redirected to a Welcome page by WordPress. Now enter site name, username and password you want to select for the WordPress. Put your email address and select whether you want to index the site or not. Click on Install now and there you go 🙂
Hurray! you’ve installed WordPress yourself. Isn’t that cool? You feel like a hero, you must feel as you’ve done an amazing job. In the next article, I’m going to tell you about one of the famous and high rated theme that can fulfill all of your desires in minutes. All you have to do is, install that theme and choose a demo you like from 89 different Demos. If you’re a dentist, a carpenter, a photographer or a freelancer they’ve got it covered in a single theme. If you’re a developer then you can install and create such a beautiful website with it. So, lets save time and see the magic with Composer Theme. in the very next article.