Install WordPress in Less Than 5 Minutes

Yes, WordPress can be installed in less than 5 minutes!

One of the absolute best parts of WordPress is how easy it is to setup and use.

Follow the steps outlined in this article, or check out our video below to see how to do it step-by-step.

5 Minute WordPress Install Video

Go to

Siteground plans include automated WordPress Install options

Head on over to and click on the see plans link on the homepage.

Choose a Hosting Package

Any of the three hosting packages available will be ideal for a WordPress install

Choose from one of the three hosting packages available.

StartUp is a good starter plan if this is your first website for your business.

It will have more than enough to get you set up and can handle the traffic you receive.

Register or Transfer Existing Domain Over

Register or Transfer an existing domain over as this is where your WordPress install will live

If you haven't got a domain name yet, you can purchase one from here buy clicking on "Register a New Domain".

If you've already got a domain name registered via GoDaddy or a domain name provider like them, go ahead and choose "I already have a domain".

Manage Account

Click here to manage your account and access your cPanel WordPress autoinstaller options

Click on 'Manage Account"

Go to cPanel

Click the big red go to Cpanel button

Click on "Go to cPanel" button.

This will open up your management interface where all the tasks of your web hosting account are accomplished.

Install WordPress

Install WordPress by clicking on the WordPress button here in the auto installer section

Click on "WordPress" under the "AutoInstallers" heading to begin the installation.

Softaculous Install Begins

Continue with your install by clicking the install button here

Click the "Install" button and begin completing the information in the fields below to install your WordPress website.

Finish Install

Enter your admin and database credentials and click install to finalize your WordPress installation

Click the "Install" button once you've finished entering all of your infomation and the installer will check that it has all the necessary information to complete your WordPress install.

Enjoy your New WordPress Website!

Congratulations, you've installed a WordPress website!

Once the installation has finished successfully you will get two links:

1) The actual link to your website, that the general public will see.

2) A link with /wp-admin attached to it, where you can login to your WordPress dashboard with your chosen username and password to begin maintaining your website.

In Conclusion

Please let me know if you ran into any snags with your WordPress install.

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Mark Phillips

Mark is a digital marketing specialist from Edmonton, Alberta. He's been working in the digital marketing industry since 2008 for various agencies and clients. He specializes in search engine optimization (SEO) and WordPress website design services. Connect on LinkedIn.
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