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) - so that your site will be served over HTTPS.
- From within your cPanel, scroll down to the SOFTWARE section and click on Installatron Applications Installer.
- Type WordPress into the search field and press enter - you will see details for WordPress- click the + install this application button.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- LiteSpeed Cache - LiteSpeed Cache will default to yes, we would recommend having it enabled by default as it can improve performance and speed of your WordPress website on our servers.
- Click +Install to start the installation.
- Once the installation completes you'll be 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 separate post-installation guide on Securing and Hardening your new WordPress website.