Hi! In this article, we’re going to describe in details how to order a hosting and install CMS Wordpress on it without DevOps or development experience. We’ll show you that a website from scratch isn’t that much of a deal and is available for everyone. In this CMS WordPress guide, we will provide you with a detailed description of the process, as well as some screenshots. And there’s also a video at the end of the article for those who like videos more.
We chose WordPress as an example but you can take any of the popular CMSs and easily go with it. We take them from the official repositories with the latest updates. By the course of this article, we’ll guide you through the website preparation process, so you get a working website that opens from the third-level domain. Remember that you can order a 7-days trial and try it out right now. You’ll also get a third-level domain for free! Let’s get it started!
1. As soon as you register in the billing and authorize into your account you can manage your services: create, renew, or remove. Select the "Virtual hosting tab" that you can find on the left panel. You’ll see three unlimited hosting plans that mostly differ in available SSD scpace only, and also a bit in RAM and CPU (you can find it in our FAQ section “order a hosting”).
Choose the plan you like and go on. In this guide, we’ll order a 7-days trial that can be renewed without the loss of data later.
2. In the next step you’ll need to choose if you want it auto-renew or not. Auto-renewal option means that your hosting service will be renewed automatically if you have sufficient money. This option can be deactivated but then you’ll have to do it manually. Remember that your hosting will be down in case you forget to do renew your plan. You can also enter the domain name if you have one. Leave the field empty and go back to it later if you don’t. We have a quick guide “how to set a domain to our hosting”.
You can also add a dedicated IP address so that your website or websites would be on a dedicated IP address separately from other websites. The point is that a shared hosting implies that you have some shared resources like IP addresses. We offer many IP addresses for shared hosting but we can not guarantee that other users won’t be using these IPs for something that may affect your IP reputation.
When you purchase a dedicated IP address that is free of any history you may not worry about your projects’ web reputation. Moreover, IP address history is now a key thing for search engines that impacts the website rating. As you can see, it’s quite difficult to build a big and decent project on a shared IP.
As soon as you chose the Auto-renewal option and your IP click the "Add to Cart" button.
3. You’ll need to pay 0.01$ to activate your free hosting. Click "Pay" to proceed
4. Choose a payment method you like and click "Pay"
5. If it’s your first time making a payment the system will suggest that you should create a Payer record. Create your Payer record and click "Next"
6. Then you’ll need to enter your contact information.
7. At the next step, you’ll need to confirm the payment clicking "Pay"
8. The service will be created after you confirm the payment and you’ll see a record in your account that your "Virtual hosting" service is active. You can also manage this service: add, renew, or remove IP addresses. Please pay attention to the "Instructions" section. You’ll find here the access information to your admin panel and FTP. You’ll also receive an email with the details. Please save these details and do not disclose them.
You can also enter your hosting panel from your personal account. Choose a service (just click it) and click "Hosting panel" in the top row.
9. Now you’re in the admin panel. It’s an independent service with a separate address and access that allows you to manage your hosting services. In general, all you need to work with your website is the admin panel. Now you need to install a CMS. Go to the "Web-scrypts" section in the left panel.
10. In the next window, you’ll see a huge catalogue of various scripts and CMSs available for installation. At this stage, you can choose whatever CMS you feel good about but in this case, your further actions may differ a little bit from what we show you in this guide. In general, it’s all the same. We chose the WordPress and click "Install".
11. Accept the WordPress License agreement.
12. Now you need to adjust some settings that you need to install CMS WordPress. You can see two setting groups: "Installation settings" these are your database parameters. Enter DB name and any user name and automatically generate the passwords. This database will be linked to your website.
The second group is "Application settings". You’ll need to enter a login and a password to the admin panel for the Administrator. These are the access details you’ll use to log into your website admin panel. We recommend saving this information and not disclosing it. Enter your email address, your website name and choose the language of your admin panel. You can change all these settings anytime. Click "Next" as soon as you’re through with it.
13. Confirm that you want to install the CMS WordPress to your hosting by clicking "Finish"
14. As soon as the installation is completed you’ll see that the WordPress script is successfully installed.
15. CONGRATULATIONS! Your website is ready and if you open your third-level domain address that was automatically generated by the hosting panel you’ll see your new website! To make the domain available from any part of the world it has to be added in all DNSs. It may take up to 72 hours. As a rule, it usually takes less and everything is working almost right away.
16. So your website is installed and you can start creating. To manage and adjust your website enter your WordPress administrator panel that’s on yourwebsite.pserver/wp-admin/
To authorize in the admin panel enter your login and password that you entered at step 12.
Thank you for reading this article up to the end. We also have a great screencast video that shows how to install a CMS on your hosting right from your admin panel with WordPress as an example.