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Installing WordPress on Your Hosting Account

WordPress® is a personal publishing platform, or content management system, that you can use to set up a blog on your website.

To Install WordPress on Your Hosting Account

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.

Click one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. In the Popular Apps section, click WordPress.
  3. Complete the on-screen fields, and then click OK:
    • Domain — Select the domain on your account you want to use.
    • Directory — Enter the directory after the domain name where you want to install WordPress. If you want the domain name itself to use WordPress, the directory field should only have "/" entered.
    • Enter a Username, a Password (and its confirmation), and an Email Address.

WordPress will be installed to your hosting account with the options you selected within 24 hours. When it is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.

Linux (cPanel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. In the Web Applications section, click WordPress blog.
  3. Click Install this application.
  4. Complete the on-screen fields, and then click Install.

    We recommend changing all of the defaults in the Settings section! If you don't, logging in to your WordPress install or receiving notifications from your site aren't going to work like you expect.

Windows (Plesk)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. Go to the Applications tab.
  3. In the WordPress section, next to Install, click the downward-facing arrow, and then click Install (Custom).
  4. Select the domain name you want to use, enter the directory where you want to install WordPress, and then click Install.

To find product information, please see our web hosting page.

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