If you are going to start your first WordPress website, and you just bought Hostwinds hosting and don’t know how to set it up, you are in the right place. I will show you a step-by-step process on how to install WordPress on your Hostwinds hosting.
This process is really short, because WordPress comes with a one-click installation and it will take you only 2-3 minutes to do it. Wordpress is free software and they will never charge you any money.
Step 1: Go to your Hostwinds cPanel
You need to log into your Hostwinds hosting account. I will show you step-by-step installation on my Demo account.
Once you are logged in, click on Service -> My services.
Now click on the green Manage button.
Once you land on your Manage page, click on the Login to cPanel button and you will land on your cPanel page.
Scroll to the bottom of your cPanel page and you will find your WordPress installer.
This is a one-click WordPress installer, you only need to click on WordPress icon in order to install it on your domain. Wordpress is free software and I will show you how to install it in 2 minutes.
Click on the blue WordPress icon and it will take you to the new WordPress page.
Once you land on the WordPress installation page you will click on the blue Install now button.
Now you have to make some changes to your WordPress default installation.
You can copy my installation settings. (except Site name and Site description)
In Choose installation URL, choose Http:// or Https:// for your protocol.
Choose your domain name.
Delete everything from “Directory” field, and leave the empty field.
Now just add your site name and site description.
You will have to choose your Admin username, Admin password and Admin mail.
Replace default Admin username with some personalized username (like your name, or a nickname). People usually leave “admin” for their username, and it’s the easiest way for hackers to hack into your account.
Choose some strong password (at least 8 characters, at least 1 number).
Enter your e-mail address so WordPress can send you notifications from your website.
You don’t have to change anything on Select plugin, Advance options and Select theme part.
Now you just have to click blue Install button and your WordPress is installed, And you are done.
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