Install WordPress

The following steps will guide you to install WordPress on a hosting server as your online platform for website, blog, courses, membership, online store for digital & physical products – and more.

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What is website hosting?

Website hosting refers to the service that allows individuals and organizations to make their websites accessible on the internet. When you create a website, the various files, images, and other content that make up your site need to be stored on a server—a special type of computer that is always connected to the internet.

How website hosting works:

  1. Server: A server is a powerful computer that stores your website’s files and data. It is always connected to the internet and has the necessary software and hardware to handle requests from users’ browsers.
  2. Hosting Provider: Companies that offer website hosting services are called hosting providers. These companies own and operate servers and provide different hosting plans to individuals and businesses.
  3. Domain Name: To access your website, users type in a domain name (e.g., into their web browsers. The domain name is then translated into an IP address, which is used to locate and connect to the server where your website is hosted.
  4. File Transfer: When someone visits your website, their browser sends a request to the server hosting your site. The server then transfers the necessary files and data to the user’s browser, allowing them to view your website.

Website hosting services can vary in terms of features, storage space, bandwidth, security measures, and support. There are different types of hosting, including shared hosting, virtual private server (VPS) hosting, dedicated hosting, and cloud hosting, each catering to different needs and preferences. Choosing the right hosting plan depends on factors such as the size and complexity of your website, the amount of traffic you expect, and your budget.

STEP ONE – Decide On Your Domain Name

If you do not already have a domain name, it is a good idea to decide on one before you set up hosting, since many hosting companies will give you a free year of domain name registration. LEARN MORE in this post about choosing your domain name. Skip this step if you already have a domain name you want to keep.

STEP TWO – Purchase Your Hosting Service

SiteGround is my preferred host. They have great deals, great service, great features, great security, and they also give you domain name registration free for the first year for new domains LEARN MORE in this post about choosing hosting companies. Skip this step if you already have hosting that supports WordPress Installation.

STEP THREE – How to Install WordPress Using SiteGround

Login to SITEGROUND. Move to the next step if you are using a different hosting platform.

STEP FOUR – How to Install WordPress Using Other Servers.

Once you click on “ADMIN PANEL” you will see this screen. Click on EXIT WIZARD. We will bypass the wizard for this installation.