How to Install WordPress on 1and1 Hosting
Installing WordPress on 1and1 Hosting is very easy and takes only a few minutes of your time. You will need to follow a few simple steps to get started. In this tutorial, we will cover everything from installing WordPress to configuring your website with a few extra items. You will learn a lot about WordPress in the process and will have a much better understanding of what this powerful content management system can do for your website.
Step 1: Create a user account on 1and1 Hosting
Before you begin installing WordPress on 1and1 Hosting, you will need to create an account for yourself. To do this, visit the 1and1 Hosting dashboard and click on the button to create a user account. You will be brought to the dashboard where you can enter your name, email address, and a password.
Enter a name and an email address for your 1and1 Hosting account, and then click on the Create New User button. You will be brought to a new page where you can enter a password for your new account. Make sure you don’t use this same password on any other website you might be using, as it will be very easy for others to access your account if you do. After creating your account, you can switch over to the WordPress dashboard and begin installing the WP plug-in.
Step 2: Install WordPress Plug-in
The next step is to install the WordPress plug-in for your 1and1 Hosting account. To do this, go back to the WordPress dashboard and click on the button to log in to your WordPress site. Then, click on the box that says Install the WordPress plug-in to connect to the 1and1 Hosting server. Once your site is installed and connected, you can begin adding content to your site.
Step 3: Configure Your Site with a Namespace
WordPress comes with a lot of features out-of-the-box, but if you want your blog to look professional, you may want to consider configuring it with a namespaced domain name. A namespaced domain name is when you register a second domain name that is directly attached to the first domain name. When a person accesses your blog’s url, it will automatically redirect them to the correct domain name.
To configure your site with a namespaced domain name, login to the WordPress dashboard and click on the gear icon on the top right side. Then, select Settings from the drop-down menu.
In the Settings menu, you will see a checkbox labeled Force SSL. Checking this box will help prevent cyber-attacks by requiring all connections to your site to be over SSL. WordPress’ Security mode can also be changed from standard to high, which adds an extra layer of security to your website. These settings will not only change how your site looks but will also affect how your site performs online.
Now that you have your WordPress installed and configured, it’s time to move on to the next step.
Step 4: Activate the WordPress Blog
After installing WordPress, you will need to activate your blog. To do this, go to your WordPress dashboard and in the left-hand column, click on Activity. The Activate button will be displayed next to your blog’s name. Click on this button to activate your blog.
You can also use your blog’s dashboard to create a password for your blog, so people cannot guess it. Simply click on the Forgot Password link on your WordPress blog’s dashboard, and you will be brought to a page where you can create a password.
Step 5: Login to Your WordPress Dashboard
Now that your blog is set up, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard. To do this, visit your blog’s URL in your browser’s address bar and enter your username and password. If you use SSL, you will be brought to a special log-in page where you can enter your username and password over SSL. Now that you are logged in, you can begin adding content to your blog.
Congratulations! You now have a functioning WordPress blog that you can use to share your thoughts with the world.
In this tutorial, you learned how to install WordPress on 1and1 Hosting. You can use this same method to install virtually any other CMS platform on your website, so long as you have root access. This means that you can install WordPress on any host or plan that you have access to.