In this step-by-step guide we’ll explain how to install WordPress on your hosting package.
Step 1: Download WordPress.
You can download the latest version of WordPress right here.
After you’ve downloaded this .zip file, you can unpack it on your hard drive. We’re going to need these files later.
Step 2: WordPress requirements:
To install WordPress you need a couple of things ; login details for your FTP account as well as login details for your database.
You can find these details at your Webhosting package’s overview page via our control panel. Navigate towards “Products & Services“, and selecting “Webhosting” in the “Hosting Solutions (new)” tab.
Selecting your Webhosting package will direct you to the overview page.
The overview page allows access to your existing databases, or create a new one. You can access your database by selecting it, or create a new one by clicking on the “Add new database”.
You’ll need the following details to install WordPress:
* The name of your database. You can find this under the database tab;
* The hostname;
* The database user;
* The database user password. If you do not know the password, you can alter it by clicking the padlock icon.
On the following page you will first see the Webspace details. Remember the User Details and its password under the User Details tab.
Next, scroll down to find the backend details. Remember the backend hostname displayed under SSH and FTP access.
We will need this data to access Filezilla.
Step 3: Uploading the WordPress files to your Webhosting package
Remember those files you’ve unpacked from the .zip-file? We’re going to need a FTP-client to upload these files to your Webhosting package.
For this guide we’re going to use the free FTP-client, Filezilla.
To connect this software to your package you need the files you’ve gathered in step 2.
After connecting to Filezilla, upload the WordPress files to your Webhosting package (you need the actual files inside of the ‘WordPress’ folder in the .zip file).
Place these files directly into the ‘www’ folder of your webhosting package.
Step 4: Installing WordPress
Fill in the database credentials you’ve gathered in step 2. The tableprefix can be left blank, this is only necessary for multiple WordPress sites in 1 single database.
When you’ve entered your details, you can start building your WordPress site!
Impove your website by using SSL
We advise to install the “Really Simple SSL” plugin which directs all traffic through an encrypted https:// connection. U may install this plugin through WordPress itself.