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Thursday, November 21, 2013
What is WordPress? - How to Set Up WordPress on 1and1, GoDaddy and HostGator
These are the instructions for setting up WordPress Website on your Internet Service Provider, ISP, 1and1.com, GoDaddy and Host Gator.
WordPress® is a personal publishing platform, or
content management system, that you can use to set up a blog on your website.
Click one of the
following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the
second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain
name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web (Hosting Control Panel).
2.Scroll down to the Software/Services section
and click on the QuickInstallicon/link.
3.On the left, under Blog
Software, click on WordPress
4.Click on Continue.
5.Fill out the Application
URL, if needed.
Note: This is the path where you want to install WordPress. If you
leave this field blank, WordPress will be installed to your main domain. If you
use blog in this field, WordPress will be installed to http://yourdomain.com/blog.
Don't leave this blank if you don't want WordPress to be your main website or
if you already have content on the root of your account.
6.Fill in the rest of the
fields and options (the email, blog title, first and last name can be changed
later through the WordPress Dashboard)
8.After WordPress is
finished installing, you should see a "Congratulations!" message like
the one below with a link to click here. Click that link, and it
will bring you to your newly installed WordPress blog!
admin password will be emailed to you at the email address you provided in step
7. Retrieve your password and then visit the URL to which you installed
WordPress, adding /wp-admin
Note: If you recently changed your name servers
or DNS records, it is possible that you will not be able to access your new
WordPress installation until the domainpropagates. This could take up to 24 to 48 hours.
Login to 1and.com
Go to Website/Applications
Click on “1and1 App Center”
Click on “Click & Build”
Click on “Install” in the
Click “Install in Free Mode”
In General Tab /Installation Settings
Enter Name of the Site
Select “Existing Domain”
Arrow down and select a domain
In Application Setting
Create an Administrator LogIn (Cannot be admin”
Create a Password
Enter Administrator Email
Enter Website Title
In Database Tab
Select “New Database”
Write a “Description”
Repeat the Password
Leave as Is or give
it a new name
If only one site is hosted leave it as is
If several sites are hosted click on “…” and create a
You will see “Installing”.
When WordPress installation is ready (15 min to 2 hours) 1and1 will send you an
email, or you can refresh the page to see if the installation is ready.
Remember to select Linux Hosting and SQL Database Option for your hosting.