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WordPress on Cloud Hosted Servers

What is WordPress

WordPress is an open-source website creation tool written in PHP. Often referred to as a CMS (Content Management System) it allows users to build and create websites. It is by far the most popular CMS allowing for free and paid plugins to be used on WordPress built websites.

WordPress Installation

  • To start your WordPress installation, navigate to your "VPS Manager" and click on "WordPress".
  • Here you will want to find your desired website and click "Install Wordpress"

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  • Next you can click on "Login" which will take you to https://yourwebsitename.com/wp-admin/login.php

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  • To complete the WordPress installation, you will need to fill in the following information:
  1. Site Title
  2. Username
  3. Password
  4. Your Email address (This is used for password resets)

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  • Lastly you will be required to login with the information you have just created.

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  • You have now completed your WordPress install!

Recommended Plugins and Reading

Some of the WordPress plugins we recommend are:

  1. Wordfence - "A free plugin you can use in your WordPress site to scan for hacked files and to monitor the access of visitors to your site"
  2. Sucuri - "The Sucuri WordPress Security plugin is a toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection, audit logging and security hardening."


NOTE: If you require help we highly recommend reading WordPress' guide on how to start with your first WordPress site. https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Quick_Start_Guide


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