WordPress is one of the most popular (if not t-h-e most popular) blogging and site-building applications available nowadays. Its popularity amongst users is not without reason; WordPress has done an excellent job of empowering beginners by creating an intuitive administration panel, which enables users to create and manage their blog/site content without any knowledge of HTML or PHP.
Now, if you are unfamiliar with WordPress (or other CMS/blog application kinda stuffs) then you need to get a host that support auto-installation – which bring us to our post today – easy WordPress installation. One of the main reasons I like iPage is that it takes less than 5 minutes to setup a WordPress blog on your iPage hosting account.
Easy WordPress Installation at iPage
With the custom-built auto-installation system (known as InstallCentral), users are able to install various types of software (including WordPres) in just a few clicks. Simply login to your iPage hosting account, scroll down on the main control panel main screen, and click on InstallCentral to get started. Move on to ‘Blogs’ on next screen and you will come to a place where you can choose which blogging platform to install (there are three choices with iPage currently – WordPress, PixelPost, b2evolution). Select WordPress, click ‘Begin Installation’, key in a few basic information (such as blog name, tag lines, username, and password for the blog admin login) and you are done!
Like I said, the process merely takes more than 5 minutes and it is a certainly a huge plus for those who do not want to spend too much time in studying the guidebook and installing the CMS manually. For detail reference, here are two print-screens on the installation.
Print Screen of WordPress Installation at iPage
Front page of iPage control panel, navigate to InstallCentral.
Selection page of iPage blogging software.