What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free, open-source platform for building websites. Speaking in more technical terms WordPress can be referred to as a Content Management System (CMS) which is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database. It offers great usability and flexibility and today it powers more than 43% of the entire web — everything from hobby blogs to some of the most popular websites online.
Why use WordPress for website building?
There are many reasons to use and support WordPress for website building, the major ones being mentioned below:-
- It is an open-source platform and the user is never asked to pay for using the website.
- The website comes with a lot of plugins and themes to customize the website as per your wish.
- It is extremely easy to install and use by anyone.
What Kind of Website Can WordPress Create?
A few years ago, WordPress was primarily a tool for building blogs rather than more traditional websites. Although this has not been true for a long time. Nowadays, with WordPress’ vast ecosystem of plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress like-
- Business websites
- e-Commerce stores
- Portfolios Websites
- News Websites
- Social networks
How to install WordPress?
At HostReek, we provide Control Panel (cPanel), and with its help, you can install WordPress by following the steps given below.
Step 1:- Login to cPanel
- Click here to log in to your account
- Go to My product and services
- Tap on that service that cPanel you want to log in
- In the ‘Action’ section, click the “Log in to cPanel” option
Step 2:- Click on “Worpress” under the “Softaculous App Installer” section.
what is Softaulous?
Softaculous is a popular free automated application installer and it can be installed on any panels like cPanel, Plesk etc. Softaculous provides access to hundreds of programs and applications((WordPress, Joomla, Moodle etc )) via a one-click installation method.
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Step 3:- Hit the ‘Install’ button and then fill in the details like website-URL, choose the WP version you want to install, directory, site name, site description, admin username and admin password.
Step 4:- Enter the ‘Email installation details‘ then press the ‘Install‘ button.
Step 5:- Go Back
Congratulations, We hope that you’ve successfully installed WordPress. If you have any doubts please let us know in the comment section.
How to force a redirect to HTTPS via Really Simple SSL Plugin-
1) login to WordPress
2) Click on add new plugin under the plugins section
3) Then click on Install Now after installing tap on Activate.
Now you wait for 5 to 10 minutes after that your website will be open with HTTPS