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Previously, in the wordpress installation tutorial series, we taught you how to install wordpress on different hosting systems. But there are many popular hosting control panels that have received less attention. You may encounter these control panels less. But it is not bad 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.
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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, for Linux hosts from Cpanel or Direct Admin is used. 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 in dealing with this control panel has 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 panel and that is why my site did not succeed! However, the hosting control panel will also have a great impact on the speed and SEO of our site.
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:
Enter your username and password to enter 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 host account. This password is usually emailed to you when you purchase the service.
Install wordpress on Plesk
Now enter the Files section so that you can enter your file manager.
Open the httpdocs folder. Or if you see a list of your domains (which means that there are several domains on your hosts) just click on your domain first and then open the httpdocs folder.
Click the tick next to the index.html file and select Remove. In this case, the index.html file will be deleted so as not to disturb the continuation of the work. If you do not have specific information on the host, delete all other files if any.
And click on Upload at the top of the page to be able to upload the files you want.
Now you can download the wordpress file from this page and upload it here. 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.
Now enter the wordpress folder and move the files in this folder to the previous folder, public_html.
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 just click on Add Database from the Databases menu to be able to create a new database.
Select your domain and then complete the database creation form as shown below.
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 this step, we need to install wordpress.
First, select the language you want, if necessary. Then, click on Let’s go.
On this page, we are asked for database information and we have to enter the information. In Webmin, the process of building a database is different from other control panels. You should ask the server administrator to create the database for you. But by default, when you build your hosts on the server, a database is created with your username. So we enter the values like this:
- Database name: Your hostname, for example: heseto
- Username: The username of your host. For example: heseto
- Password: Login password for your hosting panel
If the above information did not work. You should ask your server administrator to create a database for you through Plesk.
In the last step, you have to click on install.
In this step, we enter the site information and wordpress management information.
Now the wordpress installation on Plesk is complete and you have launched your first wordpress website. Congratulations and good luck to you. 🙂