SiteGround has been the latest buzzword in the Shared hosting world. It has managed to cause a stir in the Shared hosting market with its excellent features and WordPress optimized hosting. SiteGround takes over the giants like HostGator in areas like customer support with ease and has made a mark in the market. SiteGround is causing a lot of interest among bloggers, thanks to their in-house caching mechanism. The hosting they provide is found in-line with WordPress and this makes SiteGround bit more interesting. They provide the best plans for Shared hosting. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s widely used on account of the seamless and mess free implementation. To use WordPress for your blog, all you need is a domain name and a web hosting account. So SiteGround Shared hosting and WordPress together can be great team for your blogging experience and we will see how. Here, we shall discuss how you can install WordPress on SiteGround Shared hosting and will try to figure out how easy or hard it is.
SiterGround has cPanel, needless to say that cPanel is the most popular hosting control panel tool used. This makes it easier for the users to use it and do all the hosting related tasks easily. Along with cPanel, SiteGround also uses Softaculous auto-installer script, which makes the WordPress installation even more exciting and easy.
Okay, so let’s do it! We will put the steps in two parts one for the folks who are just starting their first website using SiteGround Shared hosting and another for those who already have seen SiteGround in action and now wish to install WordPress on it!!
Here we go!
Installing with the cPanel
So you already have the SiteGround package and account and you need to install WordPress for it now!! All you need to do is follow the steps as shown in the video
If you are not interested in watching the video, just follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Login to SiteGround
Use your credentials to log in to your SiteGround account.
Step 2: Launch the cPanel on SiteGround
Once logged in go to My Accounts > Go to cPanel and you can see your dashboard.
Step 3: Choose WordPress Auto Installer
Select WordPress under auto-installer on your dashboard.
Step 4: Install
Click on ‘Install’ on the Softaculous supported page.
Step 5: Fill in the Software Setup Details
You can put the requisite info about the domain, the connection and the database name that you are using and it will be used to setup your WordPress account.
Step 6: Create WordPress Admin
Setup the admin account details under the Admin Account section that appears.
Step 7: Click on Install
Just clicking on install will now do the task for the WordPress installation for you.
Step 8: Check Installation
Go to wp-admin page of your domain and you will see the WordPress login appear. You can login with the admin account details that you entered in Step 6. Then you should be able to login to the WordPress for your blog.
WordPress Installation Using SiteGround Shared Hosting
If you are making a new website on SiteGround, the installation of WordPress is just a matter of few clicks. Here is what you need to do-
Step 1: SignUp
You need to buy a package, select your domain name and enter your details for the sign-up process to be completed. Once you click on ‘submit order’ the signup is done and all you need is to log in.
Step 2: Start a New Website
After this, you can login using your selected username and password. Upon signing in, you will see a pop-up box with an option to start a new website, on selecting the option you will be redirected to account setup assistance wizard.
Step 3: Select WordPress
On the pop-up you can answer two questions. The first being as to what you want your website to be like, you can choose if it’s a personal blog, a forum or a business etc.
The next question is ‘Do you know which software you are going to use? Selecting WordPress there is all you need to do.
Step 4: Install WordPress
Selecting WordPress in previous step takes you to another box where you need to fill your details to enable the WordPress installation.
Select the website design.
And Voila!! Its COMPLETED!!
The inbuilt installer takes care of everything else.
But, what if you did not setup your website with WordPress initially?? Do not worry, we have it figured out for you as well.
So, here is how you can actually install WordPress on SiteGround Shared hosting. SiteGround also provides you help and instruction for the same and to sum it up in the easiest and most effective way; you have us!. In case you need any more information, comment below and do follow us for more details on SiteGround Shared hosting. Till then Happy Blogging!