How to create a WordPress based site


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.

This will open the Site Creation Wizard. The whole process contains three steps:

  • Domain connection
  • Setting up php and database
  • 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 «Site card»


Automatic CMS installation

On the last step of Site Creation Wizard you can install WordPress for the site you have just created. Simply input username and password for the future site administrator and the rest will be done by the panel itself.

Manual CMS installation

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. In the opened module window choose the previously downloaded WordPress distribution archive:


4. Right-click the archive and select “Extract from the archive”


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» 


After WordPress is unpacked, open your site in the browser to access WordPress installation wizard.

Finish the installation by following the installation wizard instructions.