In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to install WordPress on Web Hosting Server and redirecting domain name to it. However, there are few pre-requisites for setting up the Self hosted blog as mentioned below.
Purchase domain name from available registrars such as Name.com, GoDaddy.com, NameCheap.com and others. I would prefer Name.com as they are offering same services as GoDaddy on low rates.
Web Hosting Server
Same as Domain name, you need to purchase Web Hosting Services to place your Web directory on it, so it can be accessible through Internet. There are huge number of Web hosting companies, but I would recommended Web Hub Hosting or Host Gator. Both companies are offering different packages such as Baby, Shared, VPS and dedicated server and the selection should be made according to the requirements. For instance, If you have pan to host a single blog then go for the most basic package and opt for Shared hosting if you are planning to host multiple blogs. I have been using shared servers of Host Gator and Web Hub Hosting since last 7 years and it is fulfilling my requirements up till now.
Domain Name and Web Hosting Server Account Passwords
Since you are the one who will be getting the domain name or Web Hosting Server, so I would suggest to note down your Username & Password because you will need it for setting up the blog.
WordPress Software & Package
WordPress Package can be easily downloaded from WordPress.org, but in our case we shall be using the CPanel Quick Install Wizard for Installation of CMS platform. There are number of CMS available however, this post only talks about WordPress.
I am assuming that above mentioned requirements have been addressed, so we shall proceed towards the steps needed for setting up the WordPress on Self hosted Web server.
Access Cpanel using the URL provided by Web Hosting Service provider or you can open it by entering your domainname/cPanel on browser address bar and hitting Enter.
cPanel page will appear on body section of your browser as shown below.
Provide Username and Password in cPanel login box. If you are good at managing things then you must remember or kept record of Username & Password otherwise you need to search your mailbox for getting the login credentials. Use Reset password as a last resort
cPanel will appear on successful login and you will be allowed to use the available features.
click on Addon Domain under Domain section of Web Hosting Control Panel. This option is used to use
Fill the text fields/boxes to add the domain/sub domain and press add domain button.
Domain has been successfully added and the same notification will be appeared on Web page after submission of add-on domain form.
It’s the time to install the WordPress for the added domain. Click on QuicInstall option under Software/Services in Cpanel.
Click on WordPress from menu under blog software and fill the required information against each field. Click on Install now button to start the WordPres Installation.
Congratulations screen will appear on successful installation of WordPress.
Last but not the least open registrar site, login and click on domain that you had purchased for adding the NAMESERVERS to redirect your domain to Web Hosting Server.