1and1 Hosting Update – How to Update WordPress on 1and1 Hosting

When it comes to choosing a web host for your blog or website, there are a few terms and phrases that you need to know. Updating WordPress on a shared hosting plan from 1and1 is quite the daunting task, as you’ll discover in the following collection of steps. It’s quite easy to follow along and complete the tutorial in order to learn how to update WordPress on 1and1 Hosting. (You’ll need to have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.) To begin with, you’ll want to visit the 1and1 Hosting help center to view details on how to update WordPress.

Step one: Navigate to the 1and1 Hosting help center.

To access the 1and1 Hosting help center, simply visit https://www.1and1.com/help/support and you’ll be presented with the homepage. From here, you can either look for solutions to common problems or find the community forums. At the moment of writing, 1and1 Hosting support is currently open, which you’ll learn about in a bit. For now, you can use the help center to find the answer to any questions you might have about WordPress.

Step two: Look for answers in the 1and1 Hosting help center.

The first thing you’re going to want to do is to look for answers in the 1and1 Hosting help center. Keep in mind that when you visit the site, you’ll be staying there for quite some time, so it might not be the best idea to browse through the FAQs (frequently asked questions) unless you really need the answers. You can use the search bar in the upper-right corner of the page to look for specific terms. Once you find a question that you think might have an answer, you can click on the Help link beside it. This will take you to a page with more information about that particular topic. You can also use the menu at the top of the page to find topics of interest.

Now that you’re on that particular page, scroll down until you see a section titled “How to update WordPress.” You’ll want to follow the instructions there to update WordPress to the most recent version.

Step three: Make sure WordPress is updated on your own web server.

The next step is quite crucial, as updating WordPress on a shared hosting plan from 1and1 is quite the daunting task. Once you’ve updated WordPress on their servers, you’ll need to take care of a few more things so that it continues to function properly on your end. First, you’ll want to visit the WordPress download page. Here you can download the latest version of WordPress for your own web server. Second, you’ll want to visit the WordPress health check. This is a short summary of all the vital stats about your blog or website. Third, you’ll want to edit your profile. This is where you can find important information about you as a blogger or website owner. Fourth, you’ll want to add a blog. This is quite self-explanatory. You’ll want to add content to it from time to time so that you have something to come back to. Finally, you’ll want to go to the theme selection page. Here you can find all the themes that are available for WordPress. You’re free to select which one you want to use but, for the best results, it’s recommended that you use a lightweight and clean theme.

Once you’ve done all of that, you can log back in to 1and1 and visit your WordPress dashboard. Here you can access all of your WordPress admin screens from the menu at the top of the page. Keep in mind that if you’ve logged in using a different username (e.g., admin, webmaster, or blogger) on 1and1, you’ll want to visit the Users page and click on the Drop down arrow next to my username in order to select the correct dashboard. Once you’ve logged in, you can click on the Help tab in the upper-right corner of the screen to access the WordPress documentation. You can also visit the FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions about WordPress. You’ll find a lot of useful information there.

Step four: Follow the directions on the WordPress update screen.

WordPress is quite the complex program, which you can find out more about in the documentation. Here’s the thing about WordPress updates though: they’re not always as simple as they appear. You’ll need to follow the written instructions carefully in order to ensure that you don’t end up breaking something in the process of updating. Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the WordPress updates page, located at wordpress.com/update.

First, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve logged in to WordPress as the correct user. From here, you can either click on the Update button next to the WordPress version number, which will initiate the update process, or you can click on the Options button and select the option for “Show me the update screen.” From here, you can follow the onscreen instructions to update WordPress on 1and1 servers. Keep in mind that these are the official instructions from WordPress, so if you decide to follow them, you won’t have any problems. (You’ll simply need to log in to 1and1 and visit the Admin area of your dashboard in order to continue.)

Step five: Test out your new WordPress installation.

Once you’ve updated WordPress on 1and1 servers and logged in to your WordPress admin dashboard, it’s time to test out your new installation. You’ll want to visit the Settings page and take a look at all the changes that have been made. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the settings, it’s time to Activate all the plugins that you’ve installed on your site. Once all the plugins are activated, it’s time to test out your site in all possible ways. (Remember: do this on a test site first!)

At this point, you can either choose to keep using the WordPress installation that you’ve already created on 1and1 servers or decide to Create A New Installation from the WordPress dashboard. If you choose to create a new installation, you’ll have the option of importing the database from your existing blog or starting from scratch. (This is an important step, as not all plugins and themes are compatible with one another. If you try to install a plugin that’s not compatible with the theme you’ve already chosen, you’ll end up with a broken blog or website. So, take your time in choosing compatible plugins and a theme that works well with them.)

Step six: Care for your new WordPress installation.

Once you’ve tested out your new WordPress installation on 1and1 servers and are completely satisfied with its functionality, it’s time to Care For It. This step is quite important and can’t be overlooked. Never downgrade a plugin or theme (even if they’re free), as this can cause huge problems. (You can, however, always Patch it if something goes wrong.) Always keep your WordPress plugins and themes up-to-date. (Make sure that plugins and themes are compatible with the version of WordPress you have installed.) Finally, make sure that your blog or website is secure. (Use a secure protocol like HTTPS instead of HTTP when you’re posting on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook.)