How to install WordPress using Installatron

Before you start the WordPress installation please ensure you've applied a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate (or installed your own EV SSL if you have one) - this will ensure your site will be served over HTTPS.

  1. From within your cPanel, scroll down to the SOFTWARE section and click on Installatron Applications Installer.
  2. Type WordPress into the search field and press enter - you will see details for WordPress- click the + install this application button.
  3. You'll then see the Install screen - we will work down through the section.
    Location - if you have multiple domains in your cPanel, or you'd like to choose the www/non-www variant of your domain you can drop-down the domain list and make your selection.
    You also have the option to install WordPress into a directory.
  4. Version - this will default to the latest version (recommended) - should you wish to install a previous version you can do so by selecting it from the drop-down list.
  5. Settings - You'll find a pre-entered Admin Username & Password
    We strongly recommend changing the Admin Username from admin - but be sure to only use upper & lowercase letters and numbers (most special characters are not allowed in WordPress usernames).
    Also, set a strong Admin Password - you can use the key icon to generate a strong password for you.
    Ensure you note the login details and/or store them in a secure password vault.
    Enter an email address (for Installatron notifications) and a Website Title (you can change these later if needed)
  6. Advanced - unless you know what you're doing and want to either use an existing database or configure Installatron backups this section can be left as it is.
  7. LiteSpeed Cache - LiteSpeed Cache will default to yes, we would recommend having it enabled by default as it can greatly improve the performance and speed of your WordPress website on our LiteSpeed powered servers.
  8. Click +Install to start the installation.
  9. Once the installation completes you'll see the following screen:
    The three links highlighted take you to:
    - the client front-end of your WordPress website.
    - your WordPress admin area login.
    - the external WordPress support website.

Your WordPress install is now complete. We have a post-installation guide on Securing and Hardening your new WordPress website.

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