Installing WordPress might seem a little difficult for non-technical users. But, this is only if you host your site on a ChemiCloud alternative. I will take you through how to install WordPress easily in the ChemiCloud cPanel.
To begin with the WordPress installation using ChemiCloud cPanel, you need a hosting service.
There are plenty of web hosting services available, but I would recommend ChemiCloud. There are numerous ChemiCloud Shared and WordPress hosting packages available.
To purchase a web hosting plan at ChemiCloud, follow the steps below.
Purchasing a Web Hosting plan
If you have no idea which plan to choose, then I recommend you choose ChemiCloud Shared Hosting plan.
The plan starts at $3.95 per month which is affordable and offers impressive features.
By choosing this plan, your site will be hosted on ChemiCloud reliable cloud hosting platform. Since the cloud platform is secure, fast, and reliable, your site will never be down.
Here’s how you can get the ChemiCloud shared hosting plan:
When you visit the ChemiCloud homepage, you can go to Shared hosting services.
There, you will find three shared hosting plans, Starter, Pro, and Turbo.
Choose the starter plan if you have a single website and click on Order now. The nearest datacenter is automatically chosen. I am going to choose the Turbo plan.
Now, register a free domain with the extensions available for free. Or, you may continue with an existing domain name. For new domain registration, click on Check and the system will show you its availability.
For existing domains, enter the domain name and click on Use.
The next page will show you the total hosting amount as per the billing cycle chosen. As I have chosen to pay Triennially, the total hosting amount is $155.40 for 12 months on Turbo plan.
If I pay triannially, the cost will come around $394.20 only.
As you scroll down, you will find the option to choose the nearest server location. You can choose any server location with no extra charges. It is recommended to choose a server location from where you expect maximum traffic to your site.
All the ChemiCloud shared hosting plans come with Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate. But, you can choose RapidSSL additionally at a cost of $39.95 per year.
You can additionally buy SpamExperts Email Security and Marketgoo SEO tools.
If you don’t want to buy the add-ons, simply click on Continue, and proceed with the checkout process.
You will get another screen where you can uncheck domain privacy protection. If you want to save money and let the public see your name and email on whois details, you can remove it from your card.
At the checkout page, enter your details as asked, and choose a preferred payment method. You can choose to pay either via Credit card or PayPal.
Agree to the terms and conditions and click on Checkout.
Yup, that’s it!
You have ChemiCloud shared hosting in your pocket. Check your email to confirm your hosting account details.
You will receive an email from ChemiCloud with cPanel login credentials.
Now starts the process of installing WordPress from cPanel.
Login To ChemiCloud cPanel
Now that you have purchased the hosting plan, you can login to the ChemiCloud lab. Enter the username and password and click on the Login button.
Once you are logged in successfully, you will find Active Services, under which you will see Manage Product. Click on Manage Product.
In the managed product option, you will see the option to login to cPanel. Simply click on it and the cPanel will open in a new tab.
Find WordPress ChemiCloud cPanel
So now you are into the ChemiCloud cPanel dashboard. To install WordPress on your site, search for the Softaculous apps section. Scroll down and look for WordPress Manager by Softaculous.
Or, simply type WordPress in the search bar. Click On WordPress to proceed with the WordPress installation on your site.
Software Setup To Install WordPress
In the WordPress installation, click on Install and choose the domain name. You can choose the WordPress version or leave it to the latest one being 5.8
You can choose the Protocol as http or https. Since ChemiCloud shared hosting plans come with SSL, so let it be https. But remember that you need to install an SSL certificate on your domain.
Site Setting To Install WordPress
In the Site settings, enter your site name, and description. Enter the site name and description relevant to your website as it appears in the search engine result.
Enable the Multisite (WPMU) option to create a number of sites.
Admin Setting WordPress
In the admin settings on the right side, enter the username and set a password. With this username and password, you can login to your WordPress dashboard.
You can choose a personal email address like [email protected]
Such kind of emails look professional and authentic. This increases the chances of your email landing in the recipient’s inbox instead of spam.
In the Plugin settings, you can enable or disable:
- Login attempts,
- Classic Editor,
The advanced settings allow you to enable or disable notifications emails. Also, you can automatically upgrade WordPress plugins and themes.
You can choose the backup location as Default or Local Folder.
You can leave the settings as it is or choose any of the options to enable or disable it.
Finally click on Install. In a few seconds, WordPress will get installed on your site. You can now access the WordPress dashboard using the username and password that you had set.
Choosing A WordPress Theme
Wasn’t it easy to install WordPress from the ChemiCloud cPanel?
Log into your WordPress admin panel using the URL: http://yourwebsitename/wp-admin
Now that you have logged into your site’s WordPress dashboard, you can choose free WordPress themes inside the dashboard.
On the left side of the panel, go to Appearance, and click on Themes.
You can click on Add new and choose a theme. Click on Install and Activate.
If you already have a theme file downloaded to your system, you can upload it and customize your site.
All right guys, I think after sharing these steps, anybody can install WordPress from ChemiCloud cPanel. You can share this article with your friends who are not tech geeks.
See you again with some more informative articles on WordPress.