How to Install WordPress on Plesk Control Panel

How to Install WordPress on Plesk Control Panel

Previously, in the WordPress installation tutorial series, we taught you how to install WordPress on different hosting systems. But many popular hosting control panels have received less attention. You may encounter these control panels less. But it is not harmful to know how to install WordPress on these control panels. One of these management panels is the Plesk Control Panel. In this article, we will teach you how to install WordPress on Plesk.

How to install WordPress on Plesk

First, let’s get acquainted with Plesk. Then we will start installing WordPress in Plesk.

Plesk control panel

As explained earlier, the control panels of the host management vary depending on the server operating system. For example, CPanel or Direct Admin is used for Linux hosts. For Windows servers, the WebSitePanel is usually very popular. But Plesk is a control panel that works well on both Windows and Linux.

However, our many years of experience dealing with this control panel have shown that Plesk has more problems than other control panels. But rightly so, all of these are tools to use. So we are not going to base our business success on the fact that I installed some control panels, which is why my website did not succeed! However, the hosting control panel will also have a significant impact on the speed and SEO of our website.

Log in to Plesk to start WordPress installation

Use yourwebsite.com:8880 to log in to the Plesk hosting admin panel. You will encounter such a page:

Plesk login page
Plesk login page

Enter your username and password to log in to the host management panel. Get the username and password from the server administrator who installed this control panel or the hosting where you purchased your hosting account. This password is usually emailed to you when you are buying the service.

Install WordPress on Plesk

Now enter the Files section so that you can use your file manager.

Plesk file manager
Plesk file manager

Open the httpdocs folder. Or, if you see a list of your domains (which means that there are several domains on your host), click on your domain first and then open the httpdocs folder.

Enter the main folder of the site
Enter the main folder of the site

Click the tick next to the index.html file and select Remove. In this case, the index.html file will be deleted not to disturb the work’s continuation. If you do not have specific information on the host, delete all other files.

Delete the original Plesk files
Delete the original Plesk files

And click on Upload at the top of the page to upload the files you want.

Upload files in Plesk
Upload files in Plesk

Now you can download the WordPress file from this page and upload it here. Please select the file and upload it.

After uploading the file, you will refresh the page and see the zip file. Click the tick next to the file and select Extract from the Archive menu.

Extract wordpress in Plesk
Extract WordPress in Plesk

Now enter the WordPress folder and move the files in this folder to the previous folder, public_html.

Move wordpress to the main folder
Move WordPress to the main folder.

We have checked all the files. From the Move menu, enter the directory file manager and select the httpdocs folder. All files were moved to the main folder.

You can now delete the WordPress folder and the wordpress.zip file. Of course, it is not necessary.

Build a database to connect to wordpress

We need a database to install WordPress. So click on Add Database from the Databases menu to be able to create a new database.

Build a database in Plesk
Build a database in Plesk

Select your domain and then complete the database creation form as shown below.

New database information form
New database information form

Copy or keep in mind the password you choose for the database.

Start installing WordPress on Plesk

If all goes well, you will be taken to the WordPress installation page by entering your website URL in the browser. In this step, we need to install WordPress.

First, select the language you want, if necessary. Then, click on Let’s go.

Start wordpress Installation
Start WordPress Installation

On this page, we are asked for database information, and we have to enter the data.

Database Information
Database Information

In the last step, you have to click on install.

Run wordpress Installation
Run wordpress Installation

In this step, we enter the website information and WordPress management information.

wordpress Admin information
WordPress Admin information

Now the WordPress installation on Plesk is complete, and you have launched your first WordPress website. Congratulations and good luck to you. 🙂

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