So, finally you have purchased hosting from FastComet but you don’t know how to install WordPress on it. If you are finding the answer of this question then you have visited the right place.
In this post i will tell you how you can install WordPress on FastComet and start your first WordPress website in few minutes.
These days when WordPress powers over 33% of the internet so most web hosting providers have started offering WordPress optimized hosting. This includes optimized servers for WordPress, tools, dedicated support, features etc.
Like most of the other providers, FastComet also offers optimized hosting for WordPress that comes with lots of features and tools.
One of the most important tools that FastComet offers is Softaculous installer. Softaculous installer is a one-click installer app that allows you to install different software in one click, which also include WordPress.
So, with their Softaculous installer, you can install WordPress on FastComet in few clicks. For doing this, you just need to follow this tutorial.
How to Install WordPress on FastComet ?
For installing the WordPress on your hosting account you can follow the below steps:
1. Login to your cPanel:
You can login to your cPanel by following the link provided by FastComet in your email. They also provide username and password for cPanel via email so make sure to check and note down your cPanel username and password that they have sent you via email after your hosting purchase.
Alternatively, you can visit FastComet and login to your hosting account. Scroll down to reach active products sections. In active products, you will see a cPanel button under manage section. Simply click on it.
Once you click on it then it will ask you to enter your master password. Simply, enter your hosting account password and click on proceed button.
Once you click the proceed button then you will be taken to your cPanel.
2. Finding Softaculous Installer:
After reaching your cPanel, scroll down the page and look for the section Softaculous Apps Installer. You can also use the search box for a quick search.
Under Softaculous apps installer, you will see a section Scripts. In Scripts, find WordPress and click on it.
3. Installing WordPress:
Once you click on WordPress then you will be taken to the WordPress installation page where you need to click the Install Now button.
After clicking the install now button a form will open up that will ask you to fill in various fields:
- WordPress version & Installation URL
- Site name & Site description
- Enable multisite
- Admin username, password and email
- Preferred language
- Advanced options
WordPress Version & Installation URL:
In WordPress version by default it will show you the latest one. You need to keep it as it is. However, if you want then you can select any older version too. But, i don’t recommend you to do it. Always use the latest WordPress version to be on the safer side.
Now the next field is Installation URL. If you have already installed an SSL certificate on your domain then you need to select https:// otherwise select http://. You can install an SSL certificate anytime so don’t worry about it.
As far as WWW or non-WWW versions are concerned. You can select anyone of your choice both have their own advantages but both are equally good for SEO so it’s just a matter of choice. I like naked domains, that is, without WWW version. That is the reason why you see our domain as https://hostingbunny.com.
If you go for https://www. version then your domain will look like https://www.hostingbunny.com.
One more thing that i want to tell here is, leave the directory field empty. If you write anything there then a directory will be created for it. Say you write ‘blog’ there then your domain will look like https://hostingbunny.com/blog.
So, always leave this field empty.
Site Name & Site Description:
Now the next field is Site Settings where it will ask you to enter your site name and description. Simply enter your website name and description.
There you will see another option called Enable Multisite. This feature allows you to run multiple WordPress websites from within one WordPress installation. Leave this field blank if you only want to run a single website.
Admin Username, Password and Email:
Now set the admin username and password for your website. Make sure not to set admin as your username because this is the most used username for Brute-force attacks.
Also, make sure to set a difficult password for your WordPress website.
As far as email is concerned, you can use any email address for installing WordPress. Make sure you will have the access of this email account because if you forget your WordPress admin password then this email will be used for recovering it.
WordPress provides you lots of language options to choose from. By default it is set to English. But, if you want to change it then you can select your preferred language from the list.
Now the next field that you will see is Select Plugins. In this field you will see three plugins :-
- Limit login attempts
- Classic editor
- wpCentral – Manage Multiple WordPress
The first plugin in the list is important rest two are not. However, i would recommend you to not to install any of these plugins. You can install them later from your WordPress dashboard. In place of Limit Login Attempts, you can install Wordfence plugin which is an all-in-one security plugin.
Wordfence scans your website for threats and keeps it safe from various kinds of attacks. It also allows you to limit login attempts for Brute-force attacks. So, it’s better to go for an all-in-one solution rather than going for individual plugins.
Now click on Advanced options to see various options. Advanced options field shows you options like database name, table prefix, disable update notifications emails, auto upgrade WordPress, themes and plugins.
In database name field you can set a database name of your WordPress database. By default the installer will set a database name for your WordPress website but if you want then you can change it here.
Table prefix is the prefix of your WordPress database tables. This means that your database tables name will start with this prefix. So, if you want then you can change it here too.
Leave the disable update notifications emails field uncheck because if you check it then you will not receive any update related notifications.
Now check all the three auto upgrade options. I personally set my WordPress, plugins and themes on auto upgrade mode. For the first field select “Upgrade to any latest version available (Major as well as Minor)” option.
If you want to manually update your WordPress, themes and plugins then you can leave these fields uncheck.
Now this is the last field in the WordPress installation form. You can select any of the available themes for your WordPress website. If you don’t like any of these themes or you have your own theme then you can leave this option as it is an optional field.
By default WordPress installs its own latest themes to WordPress websites so you can leave this field.
Once you have filled all the fields then you can click on install button to install the WordPress on your FastComet hosting account.
After you click the install button, you will be redirected to a page that notifies you about the successful installation of WordPress on your server.
Once you have successfully installed the WordPress on your server then you can access your WordPress account by clicking the administrative URL present on the successful installation notifications page.
How to login to your WordPress website ?
To access the login page of your WordPress website, you need to append the wp-login.php at the end of your domain like this:
Simply add wp-login.php at the end of your website’s URL.
Now you have successfully installed WordPress so it’s time to do some important things:
- Install some much needed plugins.
- Install SSL certificate and activate CDN to make your website secure and fast.
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