As a web hosting provider focusing on ASP.NET hosting, Host4ASP.NET is stepping up the space in developing and perfecting the hosting additional services. After the new server platform was prepared, Host4ASP.NET started using Plesk as the control panel which is available to install much more applications easily. WordPress is one of those essential applications.
What is WordPress
Lots of web hosting users would like to choose WordPress as the start of their websites construction. Instead of only as the blogging platform operating on the server that supports PHP programming language and MySQL, now WordPress has evolved to be full content management system (CMS). What’s more, with the generation of thousands of plugins, widgets and themes, WordPress becomes more and more popular not only among the beginners but also among the designers and developers. As the official statistics indicates, nowadays WordPress powers 28% of the Internet.
Despite the fact that Apache and Nginx are the most robust and featureful server for running WordPress, which causes a little problem because Host4ASP.NET is making use of IIS web server, Microsoft has been teaming up with the WordPress Community to allow for WordPress on Windows. In other words, Host4ASP.NET Windows hosting service users who are expecting to leverage the power of WordPress to build a professional blog site can feel free to have it installed on IIS web server as well.
Installation of WordPress
To create a WordPress website, after owning the hosting space, the first step is installing WordPress application.In Plesk, the WordPress toolkit has been installed, founded in the left sidebar, which can be configured, and used to manage WordPress version 3.7 or later. There are two ways/methods to install WordPress in Plesk: quick installation and custom installation. The second one needs just several more steps but can add some more specialization settings. In following details, you can refer to and choose the one you prefer.
In the case of quick installation, you can install the latest WordPress version. Bellows are the steps:
1. In the left sidebar of Plesk, click WordPress, in the Installation page, there are two options, click install (quick); (This step also can be finished in Applications)
2. When appearing ‘Installation of WordPress’, choose the domain you need to use in Installation path, click Install;
3. Then it is in the processing of Installing WordPress, just wait the Plugins and database to be installed.
4. After previous steps finished，your WordPress for the domain is under the items. Just click ‘MyCMS’ to manage your WordPress.
This way is also called ‘one-click installation’ and is so easy to process that all the databases and plugins are prepared and installed by Plesk system by default. If you have no idea about the editing and developing, ‘one-click installation’ is suitable for you.
Another way is custom installation, in which you can customize the WordPress installation by yourself. Bellows are the steps:
1. In the left sidebar of Plesk, click WordPress, in the Installation page, there are two options, click install (custom);
2. In the page of ‘Installation of WordPress’, you can customize the options including Administrative access, Main configuration, Auto-updates, Advanced Settings;
3. Fill in all the information and click install.
In step 3, you can configure what you hold to manage your WordPress. Setting up the login information, choosing the database and version, automatically updates are all in this pages and can be reset while using.
After the installation, you need to spend time managing the WordPress websites and make it more attractive through choosing the themes, adding more files and images and any other individualized consideration so to increase traffics. Besides, WordPress has strong expansibility since there are many third-party plug-ins. So an integrated website can be built by installing necessary plug-ins. Also, you can DIY if you want to have an abundant and colorful website. And all of these contents will depend on your own ideas, that is also an advantage for WordPress to help you forge exclusive websites.
Besides WordPress, Host4ASP.NET hosting service supports other CMS solutions as Joomla! and Drupal, too. Visit this page to find out more information.