Last updated on December 13th, 2020
Are you trying to figure out how to install WordPress on NameCheap? In this tutorial, my goal is to provide you a complete guide on WordPress installation using Namecheap cPanel. So, how do I install WordPress on NameCheap?
To install WordPress you have to access your cPanel account that is provided by Namecheap. When I first install WordPress on Namecheap, it was a bit scary cause I was new to WordPress. From the experience, I give you some guidance for the quickest and easiest way to install WordPress with NameCheap. Let’s figure it out!
How To Connect Your Domain with NameCheap Hosting
This is one of the very first steps to install WordPress on Namecheap. No doubt Namecheap is one of the most popular domain registrars companies out there. Even they provide the best web hosting at an affordable price so that anyone can go online.
So before jump into the installations process make sure to point the domain name with NameCheap.
Note: If you buy a new domain with Namecheap along with purchasing hosting, then everything will be set up by default during the buying process.
Step 1. Manage Domain
Now all you have to do is log into your account and click on the Domains tab. On the next select Manage options to the domain name, you would like to navigate to your site.
Step 2. Point the Nameserver
Now you have to select the Nameservers section. As you are using Namecheap so select “Namecheap Web Hosting DNS” from the drop-down menu options. When you done, make sure you save the changes by selecting the tick icon.
Now all set, once you done, it can take up to 24 – 48 hours for everything to update. but in my experience with Namecheap, it just takes 3/5 minutes instead of 48 hours. After setting up you can start building your website before this process is complete. Now move on to the installation process.
How to Install WordPress on NameCheap Hosting
There are a few different methods you can use, but I will show you the easiest way to install WordPress on NameCheap. Let’s move on!
Step 1: Log Into cPanel:
While you purchased Namecheap shared hosting, they give you an URL to access your cPanel. Basically, cPanel is the main control panel that acts as a separate account. It designed for uploading and managing your whole Website. In order to access the cPanel, you have to visit your Namecheap dashboard and click on the Go to cPanel button.
Step 2: Find the Softaculous Apps Installer:
After logging into the cPanel you will be on your cPanel home screen. Now the next step is to find the Softaculous Apps Installer in order to install WordPress. So, search it on the little search bar then open the box.
Step 3: Select WordPress:
Select WordPress from the Softaculous Apps Installer menu. Just click on the install buttons and it will take you to the WordPress installation page.
Step 4: Begin the WordPress Installation Process:
Now begin with the process of WordPress installations. Let’s Figure out each section individually.
#1. Software Setup:
Choose Protocol: Basically, this is the URL address of your website. Here is the twist if your site has SSL, then you need to select one of the options that begin with https://, if not, then select one of the “Http://”options. Don’t worry about SSL, because the NameCheap hosting provides you 50+ SSL for the First year.
Choose Domain: In this section, you have to choose the domain name you want to install WordPress on. If you have one more domain with the same host then it will happen otherwise by default one that selects with the hosting package.
In Directory: I would highly suggest that make it blank as it is.
#2. Site Settings
Site Name: Basically, here you can select the name of your website. For example, for this website, my website name is “Hostingraft”.
Site Description: It allows you to add more details about your site. Try to keep your site description in short sentences. If you don’t want to select it now, you can select it later.
#3. Admin Account
In this Admin account sections, you have set up your Username, Password, & Email in order to log in to your site. Select the password and username very consciously. This is your ultimate login details.
#4. Choose Language
Select Language is totally Self explanatory.
#5. Select Plugins
Basically, these options are completely up to your personal preference. My recommendations are left as it is by default.
#6. Advanced Options
Advanced options include Disable Update Notification. Where you can modify the upgrade options like Auto Upgrade, Backups, etc. I highly recommend you leave these sections as it is. By default options are way enough for your site.
#7. Select Theme & Install
Now you are at the bottom of the WordPress installations process. Now that you have to select a WordPress theme (optional) then select an email to get info then click install. By clicking the install buttons it will take a few seconds to complete the install process.
Step 5: Log into WordPress
Congratulations! Hopefully if assuming everything right way, then you have installed WordPress successfully.
Now, How to log in to WordPress? By default, the login address of the WordPress site is at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin. Now, you have to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name. For my case: mystartupblog.com/wp-admin. Now, all done, Go ahead and log in to your WordPress website.
That’s it! You have already installed your very first WordPress site with Namecheap. Once you have completed the installation of WordPress, you can log in to your dashboard and explore it. The admin section of WordPress, called “WordPress Dashboard“, is where you will begin building your WordPress site.
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Now is your turn to explore the blogging world, never stop now! This is just one of the first steps of getting started your blog online! Now the most important is to create good content… good luck…
Hope you enjoy this tutorial if you face any problem during the process just drop a comment below! I will get back to you as soon as possible…
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Common FAQ’S: Install WordPress NameCheap
Is Namecheap hosting good for WordPress?
Yes, Namecheap is a good hosting for beginners. Also it good for anyone who has a very low budget to create a website.
Namecheap Does It cost on Installing WordPress?
No, as WordPress is open sources so there is no extra hidden cost on installing WordPress on Namecheap.
Can I Use Free Theme While Installing WordPress on Namecheap?
Yes, you can use a free theme while installing WordPress. There are a bunch of free themes available on Namecheap.
How Much Does it Take to Install WordPress on Namecheap?
It takes around 5 to 10 minutes. It completely depends on your experience. If you install it for the first time then you need sometimes to reads each of the requirements. But Anyway Namecheap provides complete flexibility while installing WordPress.
Do Namecheap provides free SSL?
Yes, Namecheap Provide free SSL with their hosting plans. Basically they provide 50 SSL free for the first years. While it expired you have to renew the SSL Certificate.