Far from appearing to be a common and current procedure, which is also, although it depends a lot on the profile of the user who faces the task, Install WordPress easily in a Hosting it is a task that needs to be documented.
Why explain how to install WordPress in cPanel?, considering that it is something that has already been told many times in this blog, and is mega documented on thousands of websites on the Internet.
Mainly because new people join the WordPress world every day, each with their focus and profile, and the concepts change, evolve and if possible simplify. Also, launching a WordPress website in Hosting requires being explained, and this article tries to approach the how in a simple and practical way.
After this index, let’s tackle the hows and where to do it so that you know how to carry it out, especially if you are a client of Websites Are Us and you are launching Hosting or you want to start another website and you are not clear about this installation.
What version of WordPress should you install?
Undoubtedly, the answer to this question is > always install the stable version available at the moment so that you can enjoy all the news that it incorporates and also have the peace of mind that you are using a version that has gone through a series of code verification and validation processes to make it as secure as possible.
You have several ways to find out which is the stable version of the moment:
- Accessing your cPanel, Websites Are Us Applications, Install WordPress, Application / CMS (bottom left) where it indicates the compiled version that is usually the stable one.
- Accessing the official WordPress.org site, blue button Get WordPress.
- Consulting on the Websites Are Us Blog, sidebar “Help WordPress”, Update WordPress where you will find the article of the last documented stable version.
- In Wikipedia, searching for “WordPress”, the first result, access and to the right, in the
sidebaryou’ll see Latest stable version.
- Asking on the official WordPress.org forums, asking!
There are many other ways to find out, but surely if you access the dashboard of your WordPress installation, once you have it running, you will immediately find out what the current version is.
Install previous versions not justified unless you want to do it in a controlled testing environment, for example a sandbox to recover some functionality lost due to an update.
Install “later” versions the stable that would be ALPHA or BETA is never recommended unless you are a developer and you do it under a controlled testing environment and always recommended only for testing and not for production sites.
IAlways install the stable version, your website will do much better!
How is WordPress installed from Websites Are Us Applications?
Buahh super easy! what would my dear friend Víctor Campuzano say… and it’s true, it’s as simple as knowing how to click here and there a few times and that’s it! to enjoy your brand new WordPress.
I tell you how the process is summarized:
- If you are going to use a new domain for the web make sure you point the DNS to the contracted Hosting.
- Then access your cPanel Hosting Panel from your Client Area or from yourdomain.com/cpanel
- In section Websites Are Us applications Accede to Install WordPress.
- Fill in the fields corresponding to the installer (see the detailed screenshot below).
- Complete all the fields of the installation, click on the green button Install WordPress.
- After the process you will see a screen with the summary of the installation.
What fields do you have to take into account to Install WordPress in cPanel with the Websites Are Us Applications installer?
- Name of the site: The name of your website, store or project. (This is not the domain name).
- Select a domain: The one that will allow your website to be visible on the Internet. You must make sure that this domain points correctly to Websites Are Us).
- Route: Only use this field if the website you are going to install is “another” website that will use an already active domain and with another website, and that you need to serve as a second website in another folder, such as: your-domain. com / other-web /
- Administrator email: The email of the site administrator where notifications from the web will be received (user registrations or registrations, notification of updates, forms, etc.).
- Administator: It is the name that you will use to access the dashboard (WordPress administration). Avoid being the classic “Admin” it is already very crushed.
- Password: The default installer will generate a robust and alphanumeric password. But you can put your own password unchecking the box, which will display a text box for you to put it. Use a robust one for the best security of your administration panel.
- Overwrite existing files: As its name indicates, it is so that you can check this option in case, for example, you want to install a WordPress in the / public_html folder (or any other) where there was a website before, but you removed it and there were remains, and you need to reinstall it again. in the same folder the web. Be careful, if you have another website installed from “Websites Are Us Applications” in the same folder, the installer will not let you overwrite it. Always check before there are no files in the destination folder, it is best!
I have already installed it and now what?
When WordPress installation is complete, you will automatically see a modal or popup window on the screen with an informative summary of the installation.
When closing the installation summary window Where can you find this data again?
In your cPanel, inside “Websites Are Us Applications” click “Start” and inside you will see the section Installed Applications where the information of each installed website (even if they are not WordPress) that you have made using the installers of the Hosting Panel is collected.
The button Options that appears to the right of each detected installation that has been carried out with the Websites Are Us installers allows you to access the detailed summary of each of the installations.
An “interesting” tool within these options is Change Password that allows you to modify the password to access WordPress, /wp-login.php or / wp-admin of the user “Administrator” and put a different one, if for example you passed it to a developer of plugins or Themes to access your website and now you don’t want it to continue having access.
Temporary access to WordPress for Technicians and Developers
You already know the access data to the web that you just installed, but just in case I refresh you here:
- Web access URL: http or https://yourdomain.com if it is a main or additional domain and http or https://tienda.dominio.com if it is for example a subdomain.
- User: The user that you have put to log in on the web.
- Password: The one you have established to access. If you don’t remember it, I just explained how to change it.
- Access URL to the WordPress Administration Panel (called dashboard): http or https://yourdomain.com/wp-admin or if it is a http subdomain or https://shop.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
You can also access it by calling /wp-login.php instead of / wp-admin for the dashboard.
In the following video I illustrate the WordPress installation process from Websites Are Us Applications.
Uninstall WordPress from Websites Are Us Applications
In the event that you need to uninstall a WordPress website that you had previously installed from cPanel, Websites Are Us Applications, you have to take into account that the best way to remove the installation is using the installer itself that has the uninstall functionality of the website.
This only works for websites that have been installed by this method and not for those that you “transfer” from other servers / hostings, from your computer, or that you upload manually by other means (FTP, etc).
Summary uninstall process:
- Access your cPanel, Applications Websites Are Us.
- In Installed Applications (if you have several) locate the one that you are going to eliminate.
- Right click Options.
- Now click on the red button Uninstall.
- Confirm where it says “Are you sure? Yes, uninstall the application and delete its files. “
- Completed the uninstallation you will see the warning Application has been successfully uninstalled.
What is removed with this option?
- The WordPress website installed in the folder associated with the selected domain / subdomain.
- The database associated with said installation.
- The user of the database associated with said database.
This uninstall does not affect other websites hosted in the same Hosting in other folders or their corresponding databases.
Always make a backup before deleting a specific website, you never know if you will need the files in the future.
In the following video I show you in a few minutes how to uninstall a WordPress Application.
In addition, each time you uninstall a website created through “Applications Websites Are Us” we send you an email to the account indicated in the installation, informing you that the website was uninstalled:
Siguiendo tus instrucciones se ha desinstalado el sitio "Mi sitio web" que se encontraba instalado en la dirección http://pruebas.webempresa.eu/wp498. Dentro del Panel de Control cPanel encontrarás tus aplicaciones actuales, información de acceso y podrás desinstalar o instalar nuevas aplicaciones. Gracias por confiar en nosotros. ¡Saludos!
This will record for the future that you carried out such action.
The installation of WordPress, as I mentioned at the beginning of this article, is a fairly simple process, but knowing the how, the where and the easiest way to serve serve as a guide for those who start using this CMS for their projects and do not want have errors or problems in the process.
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