How to install WordPress on your Web Hosting Plan

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Learn how to install WordPress on your Web Hosting Plan

In this tutorial, we’re going to explain how you can install WordPress on Plesk. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP. With WordPress, you can build and maintain a website.

Prerequisites

Step 1: Log into Plesk

Go to your client area and log in with your credentials.

client area

Navigate to My Dashboard and click on Webhosting. Click on the web host you want to use.

client area webhosting

If you click on Login Details, you will see your login credentials.

client area credentials plesk

Click on the URL above to log in.

Plesk login screen

Step 2: Installing WordPress

Click in the left pane on Websites and Domains. Now click in the right pane on WordPress.

Plesk website and domains

Select Install WordPress. You can also scan to find existing sites, in order to do that click on Scan.

Plesk wordpress toolkit

  • Installation path: the path of your installation
  • Website title
  • Plugin/theme set: you can choose here the theme you want. 
  • Website language
  • Version: you can choose whether you want the current version or an older version.

The database is automatically filled in, but you can change this if you’d like to.

WordPress Themes: WordPress Essentials, E-Commerce pack, WordPress Classic, Jetpack, WordPress Essentials with Jetpcj, E-Commerce pack with Jetpack, WordPress Classic with Jetpack.

Plesk install wordpress screen

In Automatic Updates Settings you can select automated WordPress updates. You can also select if you would like the plugins to be included or not. When everything is entered click on Install.

Plesk install wordpress screen-2

The installation will now begin.

Plesk wordpress installing

Once the installation is finished, you’ll see a green indicator on the bottom right letting you know that the installation was successful.

Plesk wordpress installed

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully installed WordPress on your Web hosting plan.

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