TMD Hosting makes installing WordPress a breeze. In fact, we were shocked by how quick and easy it was. This guide will use our professional knowledge to show you how you, too, can install WordPress in just a couple of minutes.
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How to Install WordPress with TMD Hosting, including SSL & Domain
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do the following steps:
- Connect your domain name.
- Install an SSL certificate.
- Install WordPress from your TMD Hosting account panel.
Let’s get started right now.
The first step is to log in to your TMD Hosting client area. You can log in at https://my.tmdhosting.com/
Under the Control Panel Access section, click “Log in” to navigate to your web hosting control panel.
If you signed up for a free domain with TMD Hosting, this step is already done for you.
If your domain is at another registrar, you should update your nameservers to those set out in your welcome email (the email TMD Hosting sent to you after you signed up).
With browsers giving warnings for insecure sites and Google giving sites with an SSL Certificate preferential treatment in the search results, an SSL certificate is essential.
To install, head to the “Security” section in the control panel, and click “Lets Encrypt™ SSL”.
Under the “Issue a new certificate” heading, click “Issue” next to your domain name.
All the settings should be pre-populated. Click “Issue” to confirm to finalize the SSL Certificate.
You will find the installer for WordPress in the Softaculous Apps Installer Scripts section.
Click the “Install Now” button to be taken to the configuration settings page.
Here you need to choose your installation URL. Make sure the https:// protocol is selected, and decide whether you want to use the “www” prefix or not.
The default settings put WordPress in the “wp” folder. If you want the installation at the root of your domain (www.yourdomain.com/) instead of the “wp” folder (www.yourdomain.com/wp), then make sure to delete it.
You should always choose the latest version of WordPress for a new install.
For the “Site Settings,” enter your site name and description.
For the “Admin Account” settings, you should make your Admin Username unique to help against brute force hacking. Ensure the Admin password is strong and you have a valid admin password.
Ensure you have your chosen preference for the WordPress language setting.
Softaculous offers the following plugins to be pre-installed:
- Classic Editor
These plugins have free functionality, but you need a subscription to unlock all their features. There are many alternatives, so you may wish to do your research and install suitable plugins later.
Softaculous advertise some freemium themes by PopularFX, which uses a freemium Pagelayer Editor. Feel free to choose one of these themes, or alternatively, look for a theme at a later time.
This tutorial will install the default WordPress theme “Twenty Twenty-Two”.
Click on your chosen theme.
Feel free to browse the demo by clicking on the “Demo” button.
Confirm your choice by clicking the “Select Theme” button in the bottom-right corner.
Click “Yes” if the Image Copyright notice pops up after reading it.
Enter an email where the Installation details are to be sent. Then click the “Install” button.
The image says it can take 3-4 minutes, but in reality, it only takes about 5-10 seconds.
The installation is complete. Take note of your installation details, including your admin URL.
Congratulations - Your site is now live.