How to Install WordPress on A2 Hosting
Over the last year, we have seen a 500% increase in the demand for WordPress web hosting, according to Statistica. That’s crazy!
WordPress is the #2 most popular content management system (CMS) in use worldwide, and it generates over $20 million in annual revenue. It’s the perfect platform for creating a blog, website, or social media channels. And it’s incredibly easy to use. Just imagine how much easier life would be if you didn’t have to worry about hosting or purchasing software to run your blog. With WordPress, you can simply launch into business right away.
Let’s explore how to install WordPress on A2 Hosting.
Step One: Create Your Free Account
Before you can install WordPress, you will need to have a free account with A2 Hosting. You can create a free account simply by clicking the button below.
A2 Hosting will then walk you through the registration process and get you set up with a free domain name and hosting space. It will also take care of installing WordPress to its default settings. Once setup, you can use the control panel to access your blog or website.
Step Two: Install WordPress to Its Default Settings
To start using WordPress, you will need to download the latest version of WordPress from the official website. You can also choose to install a third party plugin to further enhance your website.
Once downloaded, you can access the WordPress settings page by clicking the **settings** link in the left navigation menu. On that page, you will find several options regarding the appearance and functionality of your blog or website.
You can leave the settings intact by simply pressing the **Save Draft** button at the bottom of the page. However, if you want to make some changes, you can click the little **i** icon next to the **Publish** button to enter the WordPress editor.
Here, you can make extensive edits to the look and function of your blog or website. If you’ve used WordPress before, you’ll know that you can always find the **Help** button to get assistance from WordPress experts. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also research how to make changes to the WordPress source code on your own to better customize the platform.
Step Three: Launch Into Business
With WordPress fully installed and configured, you can launch into business right away. You can either use the default dashboard to create new content or you can use a third party plugin to create a customized dashboard.
WordPress offers a large number of plugins that can help you turn your website into a fully functioning business. Some of the most popular plugins are listed below: