How to Upload a WordPress Website to cPanel
People spend hundreds of hours each week scouring the web for the best coupons and discounts. Retailers benefit from this constant traffic, as do public relations agencies who get the chance to pitch new products multiple times per day.
All of this traffic brings in revenue, but it also brings with it cost. With each server load costing thousands each month, it’s essential that companies have a solid data infrastructure in place.
If a company decides to host their website on their own server, they will need to make sure that all of the proper steps are taken to ensure that their website functions at its best.
Step one: Choose the right web host
The first step in the process is to determine what kind of web host you need to choose. Do you need a free hosting account for your newly launched product blog? Or do you need a premium plan, as part of a larger website?
The first step is to find a web host that is experienced in dealing with high traffic websites. They should also offer a variety of pricing plans with an inexpensive one that suits your needs. For example, Bluehost boasts of being the #1 provider of WordPress hosting and boasts of offering various pricing plans from $2.95/mo to $14.95/mo. (Bluehost)
When it comes to choosing a web host, it’s important to look for a company with a good reputation. You don’t want to work with a host that has a bad track record, as you’ll be stuck with a sub-par product that doesn’t perform as well as it should. For example, if you’ve been burned by GoDaddy in the past, you might want to avoid them at all costs. (GoDaddy)
Step two: Install WordPress to the server
After choosing the right web host, the next step is to install WordPress to the server. WordPress is a free and open source CMS that is used by over 66% of the internet. It is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available and is especially suited for use with a website that gets a lot of traffic. Additionally, WordPress is extremely flexible and can be configured to fit any need or requirement. (WordPress)
The first step is to create a new folder in your hosting account’s root directory. This folder will be where your WordPress installation will go. Next, navigate to your hosting account and install WordPress like so:
- Click the »Install WordPress« button
- Select the »Activate« option
- Type the word »Test« in the new window that appears
- Click »Install WordPress«
After installing WordPress, it’s time to configure the CMS. First, it’s important to make sure that your WordPress version is up to date. If you have a reasonably recent version of WordPress installed on your server, then all of the proper plugins will already be added to the system. (WordPress.org)
Step three: Set up your database and login credentials
If you’re connecting your website to a database, the next step is to set up your database and login credentials. A database is a collection of data that can be searched and organized. For example, you can have a database of products that you sell, as well as a database of customers whose information you need to keep track of. (WordPress.org)
When setting up your database and login credentials, it’s important to use your product’s niche or the topic that your product relates to as your database’s name and user’s name. Additionally, choose a strong password that includes numbers, capital letters, and special characters. A strong password should be at least eight characters long and should contain multiple letters, numbers, and special characters. (WordPress.org)
After setting up your database and login credentials, it’s time to test your WordPress installation to see if everything is working properly. To do this, log in to WordPress as an administrator and browse to your site’s front page. If everything is working properly, you will see a message similar to the one below:
- Congratulations! Your WordPress installation is now available to the public.
- If you’re looking for a clean, professional-looking blog to help promote your product or service, you’ve found it!
If you did everything correctly and your WordPress installation is up to date and functional, congrats! You’re almost ready to launch your product blog or website. The last step is to set up email notifications so that you’re always notified when someone responds to one of your blog posts.
Step four: Activate your WordPress site in cPanel
After you’ve tested that your WordPress installation is working properly, the next step is to log in to your hosting account and activate your WordPress site in cPanel. Simply find the activation link that was sent to you and click it to activate your site. (For some hosting companies, this will be in the form of a phone call or email. For others, it might be a simple text message.)
Once you’ve activated your site, it’s time to finish setting it up. Go back to your site in cPanel, find the »Settings« menu, and click the »Site Name« option. Type your site name for the site and click the »Save Changes« button.
Now that your site is finished, it’s time to test your new website or blog to make sure that it’s working properly. To do this, simply go to your site in a web browser and try to locate the page that you just created. If you can find it, great! If not, you’ve either missed a step or did something wrong. Go back and try again.
It’s also important to add additional content to your site that is linked to and from other relevant websites. This is often referred to as backlinking or link building. You can do this by creating highly relevant and unique content that is relevant to your target audience. For example, if you’re writing about blogging, then you can create a page that teaches people about blogging. Alternatively, you can write a guide about using WordPress with a specific product and then position yourself as an expert in the field.
Step five: Customize your site’s appearance
Once your site is launched and you’re getting some traffic, the next step is to customize your site’s appearance. This includes things like the site’s background color, the font used for the text, and whether or not you want a header or footer on the site. (WordPress.org)
The first thing to do is log in to your WordPress dashboard and find the »Settings« menu. From here, you can select the background color for your site and change the site’s font. Additionally, you can turn off the header and footer that were automatically included with your WordPress installation. (WordPress.org)
Finally, it’s important to find relevant images for your site. These can consist of anything from stock images that you buy and then attach to a page, to actual photographs of you or your products. When searching for images, try to find ones that are free for public use and that are of good quality. Additionally, be sure to keep your images consistent throughout your site. This will make your site easier to navigate and will hopefully lead to more engagement from your audience.
That’s it! You’ve now got yourself a fully functioning WordPress installation that you can use to launch your product blog or website. You can find the full list of plugins used in this guide on the WordPress website. If you’ve followed these instructions correctly, then congratulations! You’re now ready to promote your product or service and grow your business.