Log In To Your cPanel
You will also receive an email with your hosting account information. In this email, you will be given instructions on how to access your hosting control panel (cPanel). The cPanel is a control panel for everything you do with your website.
To view your cPanel login details, log in to your D9 Client Area, click on Services, then on My Services. Click on the Active button next to your hosting account:
You will then see your cPanel login details:
Now click on Services, My Services again:
To the right of your domain name, click Manage Product:
On the left-hand side of the screen (under actions), click Login to cPanel:
Once logged in, you should see this:
Install WordPress At Your Domain Name
Now you have to install WordPress at your domain name, so that when people go to your domain name, they will end up at your blog.
In your cPanel, scroll down to the Softaculous Apps Installer and click on WordPress.
This will take you to the WordPress installation page. Click on the Custom Install Option.
You will then see this page, which I have divided into a few screenshots with descriptions of what you should do:
- Choose the latest version (it should be filled out automatically).
- Choose the https:// protocol.
- Choose your domain.
- Leave the In Directory box blank (because you are going to install right at the root so that when someone goes to your domain name, they will end up on your blog).
- Type your Site Name.
- Type your Site Description.
- Leave the Enable Multisite box unchecked.
- Fill in your Admin Username, Admin Password, and Admin Email (make sure to write it down, because you will need it to log in to your WordPress admin account).
- Select English as language.
- Make sure to check the Limit Login Attempts and Classic Editor boxes.
- Leave the Database Name and Table Prefix as filled out automatically.
- Check the Do not Auto Upgrade box.
- Leave all the other boxes unchecked.
- Leave the Backup Location at Default.
- Select Once a day for Automated backups.
- Leave the Backup Rotation at 4.
- Leave the Theme at the default (we will change that later).
- Click Install.
Once the installation is completed, you will see a screen like this:
- Click on your domain name to go to your new WordPress blog.
I hope this post was helpful to you. In my next post, I will discuss how to update your brand new blog's settings.