Installing WordPress on Fused.com

Installing WordPress takes just a few clicks. We highly recommend making use of Installatron, which will ensure it keeps updated automatically & more secure.

Note

Before you get underway, you'll need to have access to cPanel. That'll also require a web hosting account, if you don't have one sign up for Fused hosting

Accessing Installatron

  1. Navigate to navigate to our client area & log in.
  2. From there, select services > my services.
  3. Next to the hosting account you wish to install WordPress on, select the green active link.
  4. Next, select 'Login to cPanel' on the left.
  5. In the upper right search bar, type 'installatron' & select the first result.

Finding WordPress within Installatron

We're now in the installatron applications browser. Let's ignore everything here, find the WordPress under Apps for Content Management & select it.

Installing WordPress

We're now in the installatron application overview for WordPress. There's some information here that could be useful, but the most handy part is the 'Install this application' link.

In the upper right, select 'install this application'.

Installation Options

Don't be too concerned about messing something up, the most important parts are installation location & update settings — everything can be changed later.

Location

The location dictates where the installation goes on your account. In the domain dropdown, you can select any domain or subdomain on your account to install it to. By default, it'll pick your main domain name.

Location Folder

If your account isn't empty, make sure to install WordPress in a sub-folder. You could enter random gibberish into the directory to make certain. We can always change this later.

Danger

If your account is not new/empty, make certain to enter a folder name, otherwise it could potentially overwrite your data. There are some safeguards that prevent it from installing over top of existing content, but it'll do as told generally.

Version

Setting Option
Version Unless otherwise desired, always install the latest version espescially with WordPress
EULA The agreement doesn't ask for your firstborn, parse it if you're a lawyer
Automatic Update Highly recommend that this is enabled
WordPress Plugin Automatic Update Highly recommended
Wordpress Themes Automatic Update Highly recommended
Automatic Update Backups Leave this intact, it'll generate a backup before any update that you can restore to.

Settings section

Setting Option
Username & Password You might want to make note of the username/password. By default, these are randomized. You can alter them as desired, but please use a strong password.
Administrator Email Enter your email here. By default, it grabs the cPanel contact email
Website Title & Tagline These are alterable later if you change your mind.
Two-factor authentication While we recommend 2FA (2factor authentication), we recommend alternative plugins in our WordPress documentation section
Limit login attempts Leave this intact. It'll block those who attempt to bruteforce your login
Enable Multi-Site Unless you know what this is, and what it does, leave it disabled
Advanced section Avoid tinkering in here if this is your first time at the rodeo

Onwards, it's installation time.

Lastly, click 'install' in the lower right.

Managing WordPress

If all went well, you should now be returned to a screen like this: wordpress installed

This section of Installatron is titled 'My applications'. It shows you a listing of all software you've installed through Installatron. Note that in the upper right, there are now two tabs — 'My applications' & 'Application Browser'. You'll need to keep note of those moving forward.

Selecting installations

Now, back to what's on the 'My Applications' tab.

On this screen, you can manage all of your installations. Any time you want to manage a specific installation's backups, cloning or settings, you can use the icons on the far right, which are as follows: Edit, backup, clone & uninstall.

You can use the checkboxes to modify multiple installs at a time if desired, especially for 'Updates'

Logging into WordPress

Before we get any further underway, let's click (and close, after you've reviewed it) the link with wp-admin in it beneath your blog's title. Selecting it will open the WordPress administration panel, and bypass having to remember usernames & passwords. Yay!

All set — you're ready to start.

You've installed WordPress! You're done! You can likely visit it on the web at your domain name.