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Log in to Cpanel
We are logged in and the first thing we see is the Cpanel, the control panel.
It says my domain is not pointing to our name servers (I should have opted for the free domain during registration, but now I want to use my existing domain).
Let’s go and point my website domain to Hostinger’s name servers.
It takes less than 10 minutes to change the nameservers, but a few hours to take effect.
We cannot see the website in its respectable form before the change. Right now it’s just a bunch of unsightly advertisements on it.
When we refresh Hostinger’s Cpanel page, this is what we see.
Scroll down the Cpanel and we see management tools for Accounts, Emails, Domains, Website, Files, Databases and Others.
What we want to do right now is to get the website up and running with WordPress.
Go to Website Tools
In the Cpanel, scroll down to the set of Website tools.
Click on Auto Installer. That’s where the WordPress installer is.
On the Auto Installer page, we see a whole host of exciting software we can install.
We can create websites for e-commerce, content management, community building, surveys, photos, files and more.
WordPress is under content management and is obviously the most popular.
If you are into e-commerce, PrestaShop and OpenCart look popular here. They are free and open source e-commerce software.
Click on WordPress.
We now see the WordPress installation page or rather installation form.
Fill up the form. If you are following, use your own information.
Finally, click Install.
Let’s now check the website.
Ok, wait… it’s not showing.
So, actually, we need to wait for the name server change to take effect.
Will be back…
1.30PM 10 November 2017, the website is now up!
Let’s complete the WordPress website setup in the next post. Join me… Like and Subcribe!
~ from the journal of Adrian Lee | Singapore
Featured in this post is Hostinger, a cheap and affordable web hosting service I am using for my Wordpress website.
Next up! Exploring email, ftp, ssl, subdomains, and more reviews.
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