STEP#1: Access your Hosting Account
When you have registered or signed up your Domain and hosting with GreenGeeks, you’ll have access to cPanel. This is a versatile administrative dashboard that gives you control over many aspects of your website. If you have not signed up yet, then Register with Greengeeks now.
- Login to your Greengeeks Hosting cPanel. The login details must have been emailed to you by Greengeeks when you signed up & registered your account.
- From cPanel, scroll to the Softaculous Apps Installer and click “WordPress.”
See: New Version of Installing Wordpress Here the Easiest Way!
From the Softaculous script window, click the “Install Now” button in the description. The Softaculous software will usually have the most recent version of WordPress available. If you want to install an older version, you may have to do it manually.
Wordpress Website Settings
In the next screen, you will need to input all of your website’s settings. Here's a breakdown for you:
Software Setup: In this section, you’ll choose your site's SSL protocols .
- You should select “https:” version from the drop down options, otherwise, Google will flag that your site or blog is "insecure". You should set this up before installing Wordpress. You may ask Greengeeks Assistance to do it for you.
- You’ll also pick your domain. If you only have one domain name, it will be displayed automatically. Otherwise, you’ll have to select it from the list.
Site Settings: This is the basic information of your website. You’ll put in your site’s name and a short description. This will be used by most themes as well as the WordPress system for identification purposes. It will also play a part in search engine optimization, so make sure the information is something you want seen in sites like Google.
Admin Account: Input the Admin Username and Password you want to use to log into WordPress. I suggest never using the name “admin” as the administrator username. It’s the first thing bots and hackers will try when attempting to access your website. Make it something completely unique to you.
Admin Email Address: This address is only used by WordPress itself and is not available publicly. Plugins you install may also use this address to send you messages or updates. It can also be used for password recovery should you forget or lose your login credentials.
Choose Language: This is set as English by default. However, you have the option of using many different language types for WordPress. Choose one that is ideal for you and your website.
Select Plugins: Softaculous often comes with a couple of Plugins readily available should you choose. GreenGeeks displays “Loginizer” and “WPForms Lite.” These two plugins are very helpful for those who want to protect the login screen and create forms such as what you would use for contact information. Click the check boxes to activate or deactivate these optional plugins.
Advanced Options: Advanced options are for those who have a firm grasp of databases, upgrades and backup control. You can customize these elements if you wish, but it is suggested for new users to leave these settings.
Select Theme: WordPress comes with a few themes readily available. These files dictate how your website appears. In Softaculous, you can choose from a wide variety of layouts. Simply click the one you want to install with WordPress and Softaculous will do the rest. Please note that you can change themes at any time and as often as you like.
NOTE: At the bottom of the screen, below the “Install” button, you can assign an email address to send installation details. It may be helpful to have a record of the process. However, this is completely optional.
Once you’re done fine-tuning WordPress, click the “Install” button on the bottom middle of the screen.
Softaculous will then analyze your information and settings while installing the WordPress CMS onto your website.
After the installation is complete, Softaculous will give you a couple of links. One is the URL of your new website while the other is the admin address. Click the link next to “Administrative URL” to visit the login screen and access your site.
Wordpress is finally installed on your domain (for your Website / Blog/ Online Store).
Starting Online Store Quick Links
- How to Setup and Create An ONLINE STORE with WordPress in a Few Hours In Just Easy Steps for Beginners
- How to Register Domain & Hosting [for Website, Blog, Online Store] on Greengeeks
- Installing WordPress on your Website, Blog or Online Store
- How to Install Woocommerce for your Online Store
- Finding Products to Sell Online for your Store
- How to Add Products on your Online Store with Woocommerce