Installing WordPress on your HarmonWeb hosting account can be done in two ways. Either directly from your HarmonWeb Client Area or from your cPanel. In this tutorial, I will be walking you through how to install using the two methods, you can use anyone that is cool for you.

PS: If you have opted for our WordPress Hosting package, our system will install the WordPress for you automatically using the details you used to sign up for the hosting package.

Installing WordPress From Client Area

First, log into your HarmonWeb client area then click on the services box as seen in the image below;

After clicking on this, you will see the list of your existing hosting services such as shared hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, VPS, and more. You will need to click the manage button that is right in front of the particular hosting account you want to add the addon domain, you can use the search box on the page to search the host primary domain if you have many services in your account.

After this, the next this is to Scroll down on the next page you will be taken to, when you scroll down, you will see the list of tools to manage your hosting account including the creation of custom emails, manage redirection, file manager, WordPress manager and many more. Click on the WordPress Manager

Then you will click the New Installation button as seen in the image below;

A new window with two tabs will open.

In the first Details tab, fill in the following fields:

  • Product/Service – select hosting to install WordPress on it.
  • Protocol – select protocol from among: ‘https://’, ‘http://’, ‘http://www’ and ‘https://www’
  • Domain – provide a domain that WordPress will be installed on(simply enter your domain name).
  • Administrator Password – generate an administrator password for this new installation of WordPress.
  • Site Name – the name of a site created for the installation.
  • Language – choose a language for the installation.
  • Administrator Username – enter the administrator account username for this installation.
  • Administrator Email – enter the administrator account email address for this installation.
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Note that only those fields marked with * (e.g. ‘Site Name’) are required to complete the creation.

Complete the configuration by switching to the Other tab and enter the remaining fields (optional):

  • Description – describe the installation site shortly.
  • Directory – provided here directory is relative to your domain, leave empty to install on your domain or enter e.g. ‘dir’ to install on http://mydoamin/dir/.
  • Database Name – the name of a newly created database which will be created during the installation.
  • Database Prefix – the table prefix for the tables created by the app (optionally).
  • Multisite – if enabled, your blog will have the ‘Multisite’ option. Note that your server must support ‘Apache mod_rewrite’.
  • Auto Upgrade – if enabled, the WordPress installation will be automatically updated to the latest version when it is available.
  • Auto Upgrade Plugins – if enabled, all active WordPress plugins installed for this installation will be automatically updated to the latest versions when available.
  • Auto Upgrade Themes – if enabled, the active WordPress theme for this installation will be automatically updated to the latest version when available.

If you have entered all the data correctly, you can now press the ‘Create’ button to complete the installation.
Note: data in ‘Other’ section are not required to create the instance successfully, it can be simply skipped.

Installing WordPress From cPanel

Simply login to your cPanel account and look for Softaculous or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under the Auto Installers section.

Softaculous icon

Clicking on any of these icons will launch Softaculous auto-installer for WordPress. First, you will see an overview of WordPress. You need to click on the Install tab to continue.

Click on the install tab to continue installing WordPress using Softaculous

Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress. You need to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.

If your site has SSL and HTTPS, then you can select https:// or https://www. as protocol.

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After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like example.com. In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.

Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.

Softaculous WordPress site settings

Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress admin area after installation.

Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.

You can change them if you want so that they are easy to remember for you. However, we strongly urge you to always use a strong password.

Make sure that you enter correct email address in the admin email field. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.

Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer.

Optional WordPress settings in Softaculous

Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes. Do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise, this may affect your WordPress installation.

Softaculous WordPress installation progress

You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you links to your website and to your WordPress admin area.

Softaculous WordPress installation finished


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