What is WordPress?
WordPress (WP, WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing system but has evolved to support other web content types including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS), and online stores. One of the most popular content management system solutions in use, WordPress is used by 42.8% of the top 10 million websites as of October 2021.
WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. The software is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license.
To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either part of an Internet hosting services like WordPress.com or a computer running the software package WordPress.org in order to serve as a network host in its own right. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes.
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What do you need to start your WordPress Blog today?
- A domain name i.e www.YOURNEWBLOG.com
- A powerfull web hosting account with cPanel – Click here for web hosting recomandations.
So Let’s Get Started Building your new WordPress blog.
- Adding your new domain to your cPanel hosting account:
Login to your cPanel hosting account and search for the Addon Domain Function.
Add your new domain as Addon Domain to your cPanel hosting account:
So now that we have finished with the domain linking to your cPanel hosting account, Let’s Install WordPress
cPanel is using the best tools to make it simple for you to create and manage WordPress websites. Softaculous is a commercial script library that automates the installation of commercial and open-source web applications to a website. Softaculous scripts are executed from the administration area of a website control panel, typically via an interface tool such as cPanel, Plesk, H-Sphere, DirectAdmin, and InterWorx. Softaculous applications typically create tables in a database, install software, adjust permissions, and modify web server configuration files.
Let’s take advantage of Softaculous Software and install your new WordPress website:
- Login to your cPanel hosting account and search for Softaculous:
2. Install for free your WordPress:
3. Make sure you chose https:// and then select the domain you wish to install WordPress on:
4. Edit your Blog Title (Website title) and the Blog Description:
5. Set your WordPress user and a strong password:
6. Select a theme that fits your dream:
7. Enter your email for the installation details(optional) and Install.
Congratulations your WordPress Blog Is Alive!
Navigate to your new website dashboard: https://www.YOURNEWBLOG.com/wp-admin/ and create your first blog post: