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

In this article, you will learn about the procedure of deploying/installing a new WordPress web application on a new cloud server. This assumes you have already created a new cloud server and is ready for the WordPress web application 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 use WordPress? Isn’t my old se good enough? Why do I need to swch to WordPress from another platform? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re at the right place. For information: WordPress is a free and open-source content management sy wrten in PHP and paired wh a MySQL or MariaDB database. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management sy powering 34% of all webses on the internet. On top of that: WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market. WordPress also now powers 14.7% of the world’s top webses. One of the most common misconceptions about WordPress is that is just a blogging platform. is not. While WordPress started as a blogging tool, has evolved throughout the years into a powerful webse builder and a robust content management sy (CMS).

How to Launch a New on a existing Server

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

Scenario# 1 (If launching the first server)

Login to the BestKnownHost Cloud Platform Simplified wh 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


How to Launch a New 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 Se or the New Se Button. (PS’ They both lead to the same page.)

How to Launch a New on a existing Cloud Server

Step#3. Enter a Se Name. This should be in lower caps wh no spaces.

Step#4. Enter the “Domain Name” for your WordPress webse. Assuming you have registered your domain wh BestKnownHost. You’ll need to add an A record to your DNS zone file in your main BestKnownHost account. An A record connects your domain name to an IP address and lets web browsers find your webse. You can use 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 se’s domain in order to preview the se in your browser using your server’s IP address after installation. This is temporary and can be changed later after the installation.

How to Launch a New on an existing Cloud Server

Step#5. Next, click on the WordPress box to reveal the below drop-down fields. Now, enter a “Se Tle”, “Admin user name”, “Password” and “Email address”. You’ll need the Admin User and Password to log into WordPress once has been installed.

Notes: As a WordPress se administrator, you can do a lot to improve the posture of your se. starts by ensuring you use a strong password for yourself.

Characteristics of strong passwords

  • 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 Se Name, password and email address can be changed after the installation is completed. Tha admin user name can not be changed later.

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

Step#6. Enter a password for the SSH/SFTP User. You’ll be able to login and view files directly on your server using your ‘SSH/SFTP Username and Password’ after the installation of WordPress is completed. Our recommendation is that you do not unless you have experience.

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

How to Launch a New on an existing Cloud Server

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

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

How to Launch a New on an existing Cloud Server

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

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

How to Launch a New on an existing Cloud Server

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

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

Step#12. Enter your wordpress username and password and click ‘Log in’.

How to Launch a New on an existing Cloud Server

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

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