This post shows you how to install WordPress on WebHostingPad in Less Than 5 Minutes
Websites are a wonderful thing to have. They are a platform for you to express yourself, to help others, and to inspire.
They’re multipurpose – you can have one to document your family’s journey through life, post travel logs and pictures, sell your crafts, save some animals, spread awareness about something you care about, or anything you want!
I would personally love to make another site that spreads awareness about Parrot pets, how to properly take care of them and give them the attention they need, and to also save them. Too many pet Parrots are given up to shelters after only a couple years, and they can live between 30 and 50 years! They attach to their owners and I just feel so bad for them.
Websites can be used to achieve a deeper meaning in life, something to work towards, for the betterment of everyone!
It’s very fulfilling!
I encourage everyone to have their own website. You’d be surprised how many people will appreciate your life knowledge and experience and the goals you are working towards. The Internet only has all of the knowledge it has because of people like you and me posting it!
I have been building websites for a long time now, and the set-up I recommend is WordPress on WebHostingPad. It’s really the easiest, cheapest, and lowest maintenance option I’ve found besides hiring someone else to just do it for you (which negates the chap perk!).
It’s really simple and easy to set up yourself.
I really love WebHostingPad. Their service is cheap – only 1.99 per month! – and I love their U.S. based, fast, 24/7 support.
They have 1-Click installation for WordPress like many other web hosts, but you really can’t beat the price. BlueHost starts at 3.95, twice WebHostingPad’s price, and you’re only allowed to have one website. To have more, you have to go up to their 6.95 per month plan. Three times the price of WebHostingPad!
You also get a free domain name for a year to start with which makes things easier to set up.
Setting up a WordPress blog literally takes less than five minutes with WebHostingPad. I’m listing for you the instructions to get you started quickly!
Once you buy a hosting plan and choose your domain name, you will get an email confirmation from WebHostingPad that has your username, password, and login URL. Just click on the link, and sign in with the credentials you signed up with!
After clicking on the URL, your sign in screen will look something like this:
Once logged in, you will see something that looks like an overwhelming number of icons! It’s called cPanel and it’s just the server stuff that handles everything for you.
Don’t worry because you only need one of these icons to set up your WordPress site 🙂
Scroll down to the bottom and under the heading titled “Software” you’ll see an icon called Softaculous. Click on that.
Now, lucky for us, WordPress is listed at the top of all the things we can install! When you hover over the WordPress icon, it changes to give more options. Just click on Install.
Then you’ll be at the final page, which just asks you for the website info you want.
First, make sure that in the Choose Domain box, that it says your domain’s name. Then delete the two letters “wp” from the In Directory box, then update the Site Name and Site Description to what you want your website called in the Header. The Site Name and Description can also be changed later and at any time in the future.
Next you change the Admin Username and Password to what you would like to use to log in to your WordPress site with. This is the same as making a username and password for any online site and should not be left with the defaults (hackers love defaults!) and input your personal email address for your account – it has to be a currently working email address that you already use, this option won’t make a new one for you.
Then you just select a theme if you want (which can also be changed at any time in the future), type in your personal email address again to get your website details emailed to you about your new WordPress site, and click the Install button!
Congratulations! Your WordPress site is now set up and ready to go!
You will get an email from WebHostingPad that tells you the username and password you chose for your website, along with your site’s URL and also the Admin URL. The Admin URL is the one you log into to create posts and your website’s content.
Have fun! And get creative!
Do you already have a website of your own? What did you make it for, and have you had any other aspirations for making additional ones?