How to Launch a New WordPress Application on an Existing BestKnownHost Cloud Server
How to Launch a New Press on an Existing Cloud Server

In this article, you will learn about the procedure of deploying/installing a new Press web on a new cloud server. This assumes you have already created a new cloud server and it is ready for the Press web to be installed. If you havent already created a new server, please refer to the following KB.

One of the questions that we often get asked is: Why should I Press? Isn’t my old site good enough? Why do I need to switch to Press from another platform? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re at the right place. For information: Press is a free and open-source content management written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Press is the world’s most popular content management ing 34% of all websites on the internet. On top of that: Press has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market. Press also now s 14.7% of the world’s top websites. One of the most common misconceptions about Press is that it is just a blogging platform. It is not. While Press started as a blogging tool, it has evolved throughout the years into a ful website builder and a robust content management (CMS).

How to Launch a New Press on a existing Server

Here are a few simple steps to launch a new on an existing Cloud Server.

Scenario# 1 (If launching the first server)

Login to the Cloud Platform Simplified with your credentials and then click on Servers at the top left-hand side of the screen.

If you have not launched any server yet you will see a screen like an image shown below saying you don’t have any servers. Get started by adding a new server. So you may click on the NEW SERVER button to launch your first server. (Follow these instructions How to Create a New Account and VPS Server?) Oncecompleted. Then move on the

Scenario#2

How to Launch a New Press on an existing Cloud Server

Scenario# 2 (You have already created a new server)

Step#1. Click on the name of the server to go to the server’s control panel.

Step#2. Click on add New Site or the New Site Button. (PS’ They both lead to the same page.)

How to Launch a New Press on a existing Cloud Server

Step#3. Enter a Site Name. This should be in lower caps with no spaces.

Step#4. Enter the “Domain Name” for your Press website. Assuming you have registered your domain with . You’ll need to add an A record to your DNS zone file in your main account. An A record connects your domain name to an IP address and lets web browsers find your website. You can an A record to point to your account or to create a subdomain. Please refer to this KB. Alternatively. If you haven’t purchased a domain name yet. Enter your server’s IP address as the site’s domain in order to preview the site in your browser ug your server’s IP address after installation. This is temporary and can be changed later after the installation.

How to Launch a New Press on an existing Cloud Server

Step#5. Next, click on the Press box to reveal the below drop-down fields. Now, enter a “Site Title”, “Admin r name”, “Pass” and “Email address”. You’ll need the Admin r and Pass to log into Press once it has been installed.

Notes: As a Press site administrator, you can do a lot to improve the posture of your site. It starts by ensuring you a strong pass for yourself.

Characteristics of strong passs

  • At least 8 characters the more characters, the better.
  • A mixture of both uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • A mixture of letters and numbers.
  • Inclusion of at least one specialcharacter

The Site Name, pass and email address can be changed after the installation is completed. Tha admin r name can not be changed later.

Please leave the PHP version as is. This is already preset.

Step#6. Enter a pass for the SSH/SFTP r. You’ll be able to login and view files directly on your server ug your ‘SSH/SFTP rname and Pass’ after the installation of Press is completed. Our recommendation is that you do not unless you have experience.

Note’ Please ensure both your Press and SSH/SFTP passs are strong. And ensure you make a note if these.

How to Launch a New Press on an existing Cloud Server

Step#7. Click on “Create Site”.  The Press installation should take about 1 second.

Step#8. Click on the website name to visit the website settings page which should appear if the installation was successful.

How to Launch a New Press on an existing Cloud Server

Note: Please note that you can not install as until you add a domain to the new Press .

Step#9. To view your new Press website, enter your IP address into the browser and click enter.

How to Launch a New Press on an existing Cloud Server

Step#10. To view your new Press website, enter your IP address into the browser and click enter.

Step#11. To login into Press. Type /wp-admin after the server IP address. For example:

http://178.62.88.7/wp-admin

Step#12. Enter your press rname and pass and click ‘Log in’.

How to Launch a New Press on an existing Cloud Server

Step#13. Well Done. You have just installed Press and now are ready to start configuring your shiny new website.

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