WordPress is known as the most popular website builder in the world. It powers over 33% of all websites on the internet. The main reason for that is because WordPress is easy to install which makes it easy for anyone to create a website.
All best WordPress web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress with just few clicks. In most circumstances, installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete.
In this tutorial, our goal is to offer a complete WordPress installation tutorial for beginners and advanced users alike.
For beginners, we will show you how to install WordPress on all top hosting platforms by using 1-click install scripts like Fantastico, Softaculous, and QuickInstall.
We will also explain how to install WordPress manually using FTP for our intermediate users.
Lastly, for our beginner developer and designers, we will show you how to install WordPress on a local computer (Windows, Mac, and Linux).
Apart from showing you how to install WordPress, we will also give you tips on things to do after you install WordPress.
Things You Need Before Installing WordPress
Before you install WordPress, first you will need a domain name and a good web hosting company that knows WordPress.
We highly recommend that you use Bluehost because they will give you a free domain and 60% off their hosting plan.
The reason we recommend Bluehost is because they are one of the largest hosting companies in the world. They are also an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider.
Since this is a very long and detailed tutorial, please use the navigation below to get to the appropriate section.
How to Install WordPress on Bluehost
Bluehost is an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider and one of the largest hosting companies in the world. They know WordPress inside out and have the most beginner friendly WordPress installation process.
Bluehost automatically installs WordPress on your domain name when you sign up. Once you login to your Bluehost account, you’ll find your WordPress site under ‘My Sites’ tab.
You can simply click on ‘Log into WordPress’ button, and it will take you directly to the WordPress admin area.
Except for their ‘Basic’ plan, Bluehost also allows you to install WordPress on unlimited sites with all their hosting plans.
Simply click on the ‘Create Site’ button under ‘My Sites’ tab to get started.
This will launch the Bluehost guided WordPress installation wizard. First, it will ask you to provide a site title and optionally a tagline.
Click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.
After which, you will be asked to select a domain name and path for your website. If you have already purchased a domain name, then you can select it from the dropdown menu. You can always purchase and add new domain names to your account by visiting the ‘Domains’ page from the hosting dashboard.
After selecting your domain name, you can leave the directory path blank and let Bluehost choose it for you. The installer will also show a few essential plugins that you can install.
You can now click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.
The installer will set up your WordPress site, which may take a few moments. After that, you will see a success message with your WordPress site details.
You will also receive these details via email. You can now click on the login to WordPress button to enter your new site’s admin area.