How to install WordPress on SiteGround [new cPanel method]

How to install WordPress on SiteGround with new cPanel

Are you looking for a guide to know how to install WordPress on SiteGround with new cPanel? If yes, then here is the complete guide.

Recently SiteGround has changed its cPanel layout. The new layout is very neat and clean and more informative. I have used both traditional cPanel and new cPanel on the SiteGround. Trust me, the new cPanel on SiteGround is way better than traditional cPanel and now things on the new dashboard are much easier to find and to access.

I hosted this website on SiteGround’s managed WordPress hosting and I highly recommend this hosting to you. It is fast, secure, reliable and affordable managed hosting right now. The best hosting is what you need for your online success.

Read why SiteGround hosting is best for your new blog/website.

Here is the Detailed guide about hosting to know more about hosting, it’s working, and different types.

Once you buy SiteGround Hosting follow the below steps to install WordPress.

How to install WordPress on SiteGround?

Step 1: Log in to your SiteGround account.

Once you purchased hosting, Log in to your SiteGround account. These are the login details that you used while purchasing the hosting.

After logged in, you can see the new dashboard. There you can manage all the details regarding the website, affiliate program, billing, and etc.

siteground with new cPanel

Step 2: Go to the Website section to install a new WordPress website.

Now you have to go to the Website section. In this section, you can add a new website or you can manage your existing website.

In this dashboard click on New Website.

How to install wordpress on siteground with new cPanel 1

Step 3: Add a new website.

After step 2 you will get this dashboard (below screenshot). Here you have three options:

  • New Domain – You can buy a new domain from SiteGround.
  • Existing Domain – You can use the existing domain that you bought from a third-party registrar like GoDaddy.
  • Temporary Domain – You can install WordPress with a temporary domain that SiteGround provided. Basically, you can use this temporary website to test plugins, themes and make tutorials.

If you want to purchase a new domain name read my article on How to choose the best domain name for your website.

Here I am using an existing domain for this tutorial. Now add your Existing Domain and Click on Continue.

How to install wordpress on siteground with new cPanel

Step 4: Start a New Website.

In this step you will see 2 options, here you can migrate your existing website or you can simply start a new website.

Click on Start New Website and Select WordPress over there.

How to install wordpress on siteground with new cPanel

Once you select the WordPress you are asked to enter WordPress dashboard login details.

Note: These are log in details for your WordPress admin dashboard. Don’t confuse WordPress login details with your SiteGround account login details, both are different.

After entering login details click on Continue.

How to install wordpress on siteground with new cPanel

Step 5: Change your domain Nameservers with SiteGround Nameservers.

After your previous step here you can see some upsells from SiteGround. You can simply ignore them and click on Finish.

How to install wordpress on siteground with new cPanel

Here in the next step, you have to change your domain Nameservers with your SiteGround Nameservers.

To do this simply go to domain provider >> Log in to your account >>  View your products >> After your domain name click on DNS.

My Domain provider is GoDaddy.

GoDaddy Domain DNS

Under the DNS management page, Scroll down to Nameserver and Click on Change. 

GoDaddy Domain Nameservers

select Custom from the dropdown menu. Now enter your SiteGround Nameservers and click on Save.

GoDaddy Domain Nameservers change

After few minutes verify your domain nameservers changes in your SiteGround dashboard. Now you can access your new WordPress website.

That’s how you can install WordPress on SiteGround with new cPanel.

Bonus: SSL Certificate Setup for your website.

Once your website is completely ready, its time to add an SSL Certificate to it. Without SSL Certificate your website is waste. Now SSL for a site is mandatory and without it, you cannot rank your website on Search Engines.

In short, SSL Certification is a badge of safety.

Step 1: Log in to your SiteGround.

Once you successfully install WordPress on SiteGround with new cPanel. Now go back to your SiteGround account and there you can see your website, Simply Click on Site Tools. This will redirect you to the Website Management dashboard.

SiteGround Site tools

Step 2: Go to the Security tab.

To activate the SSL Certificate for your website Under Security tab click on SSL Manager.

SiteGround SSL activation

SiteGround SSL activation

In the SSL Manager tab select Let’s Encrypt Wildcard and Click on GET.

SiteGround SSL activation

Step 3: HTTPS Enforce.

Basically, this HTTPS Enforce function forces the links coming from http:// to https://.

After activating the SSL Certificate, Go back to the Security tab and Select HTTPS Enforce.

SiteGround SSL activation

Switch the toggle and enable HTTPS Enforce.

SiteGround SSL activation

Congratulations! For successfully installing WordPress on SiteGround and activating SSL Certificate for your website.

This is how you can easily install WordPress on SiteGround with new cPanel. I hope this guide helped you. If you found any difficulty in installing WordPress or activating SSL Certificate you can simply reach customer support they will help you.

I hope you installed WordPress successfully, Don’t forget to check out 30 most important things to do after installing WordPress.

Don’t forget to check my SiteGround’s Best Deal page (Specially made for my readers). If you have any difficulties to choose the hosting or any queries regarding your WordPress website you can contact me anytime.

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