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December 11, 2014

How to Install WordPress on Your Hosting Account

We have previously shared why WordPress is so interesting and why WordPress is a great CMS. so now we will show you how to install it. You’ve registered your domain name, and selected a hosting package for your website, now you need to install WordPress. When installing WordPress on a typical Web hosting account, it is essential to use the most up-to-date version of the CMS, as this will include the latest security features and bug fixes. You can always access the latest version of WordPress from the homepage of wordpress.org or within your 1&1 Control Panel.

Once you’ve registered your domain and chosen a hosting package, you’re ready to install WordPress. On the whole, this is the simplest part of the whole process, but there are a few things you need to check along the way to guarantee success on your first attempt.

Once you have downloaded the latest version, locate the wp-config-sample.php file and change it to wp-config.php. You will need to change the details in this file – through a plain text editor – to match your current hosting package, such as the database name, username, and password. From there, simply upload the WordPress folder contents to your hosting account.

Open your browser and type in your domain name. Then input a name and slogan for your website, and the username and password credentials you will use to access the backend of the site (to add or edit content).

​Installing on a 1&1 Hosting Account

With a hosting account optimised for WordPress, such as those offered by 1&1, the process is much simpler. In most cases, the site can be set up in just a few clicks (instead of a lengthy manual process). To install, simply log in to your control panel and locate WordPress within the 1&1 App Center.

1&1 gives you two easy-installation options for setting up a WordPress site: Free Mode and Safe Mode. These options install the most recent stable version of WordPress with just a few clicks. Free Mode is the most flexible as it offers users the ability to custom code and install any plugins and themes – but it is the user’s responsibility to maintain updates and security patches. In Safe Mode, which is recommended for beginners, updates and security patches are managed automatically by 1&1.

Additional installation instructions can be found in the 1&1 Help Centre .

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