How to create a WordPress based site

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Most of the content management systems installation packages are distributed in archive packages that has to be unpacked and installed on a server. This article will guide you though how to create a site in FASTPANEL® through the example of installing WordPress as the most popular CMS.

Create a site

First of all you need to prepare the panel by creating a new site. In order to do that start the Site Creation Wizard by clicking «Add website» button on the right side of the screen.

The whole process takes three steps:

  1. Domain connection
  2. Setting up php and database
  3. Backup setup

Follow the Wizard instructions and complete the site creation.


NB: be sure to save the database and FTP account access data in a safe place

You can also send the access data to your email address by using «Send site data to email». In the pop-up window you may enter any email address to get the access data to:

In order to proceed, click «Go to the site card»


Install CMS


First of all you need to download an installation package. In this particular case you can do it by following the link and save the archive on your computer.

  1. In the site card click «Files» to get to the File Manager.


    2. In the opened modal window click «Upload» or simply drag and drop the archive to the workspace


    3. Right-click the archive you have just uploaded and click «Extract»


NB For space saving purposes you may delete the archive after extraction.

Now you are just a few steps from completing WordPress installation:

  1. Enter WordPress directory by double-clicking it.
  2. Select all files and directory and click «Copy selected» 
  3. Go to the site main directory.
  4. Click «Pase into the current directory» 


Open file wp-config-sample.php and change the following lines by entering your database access data:

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'example_com_db');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'example_com_usr2');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', '86BFnt3BHhlPNvDd');
Save the document and rename it from wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php by right-clicking in and selecting “Rename”

Scroll up and click on the name of your site. If everything was done correctly, you will see WordPress installation wizard in the new window.

Follow the instructions of the installer to complete the installation.
NB: If you are having a Database connection error, it is likely that wp-config.php is the reason. Carefully check the accuracy of the access data entered.
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