Install WordPress with One-Click
Learn In this KB
- How to use One-Click WordPress installer
- How to Point a Domain Name to Your Site
- How to Enable AutoSSL
- How to Redirect HTTP Requests to HTTPS
From the home page of the EnterCloud Control Panel, click on the name of the server you want to install a WordPress site. If your server has no sites click “Add a New Site” or click the button “New Site”.
Fill the options in the created form, site name, domain, php version, SSH/SFTP user. Finally check the box next to WordPress and complete the administration entire form. Click “Create Site” to submit the form.
EnterCloud’s One-Click WordPress installer automatically generates your MySQL database name, username, and password.
Now, you’ll be able to log in to your brand new, blazingly fast WordPress dashboard when you visit your server’s IP address or your domain after you configure DNS A Records to point to your server.
Your WordPress files will be stored on your server in your app’s public folder (also known as the web root directory) at apps/APPNAME/public.
Your new site listed in the control panel, under the server. Click on site’s name and you’ll be shown the basic settings. There you’ll be able:
- Add a “www” version of the domain or to remove if you want to add a new domain.
- Change PHP version, 7.2 / 7.3 / 7.4.
- View SSH/SFTP access info, “username”, “IP Address”, “Web Root” (apps/example/public).
- Enable “Auto SSL” and Redirect “HTTP Requests to HTTPS”.
- MySQL database, “change password”, “delete”, “create new”.
Before enable the “Auto SSL”, required to point a domain to your site added your server’s IP to your registrar DNS. Simply add “A Records”.
First, sign in to your registrar account. All domain registrars has related options to configure the DNS section. In this step we show you how to add “A Records” at Hover.com. For more registrars read the doc “Setup DNS A Records“.
From your domain DNS section, click “ADD A RECORD” on the top left button and a pop up opens with options to create DNS Records. In TYPE option choose “A”. This record type can be used to point your domain name at your web host or for creating subdomains that point directly to an IP address.
Create A Records
You have to create two “A Records”, one for naked domain (without www) and second to apply www. That way the browsers recognise WWW and non-WWW domains.
When DNS changes are made, they are not instantaneously visible across the Internet at large. But in most cases you don’t have to wait a long. Big registrars resolved the propagation time cache new DNS records up to 5 minutes.
You’ll have an AutoSSL option available in your site’s SSL tab. When you click on the button “Enable AutoSSL”, EnterCloud will enable SSL for your site using an AutoSSL certificate. This certificate will be automatically renewed by EnterCloud before it expires.
After enabling AutoSSL a new button appear “SSL Actions”. Click on the button to enable the Auto Redirect “HTTP Requests to HTTPS”.
Custom SSL certificate is also available. Simply add SSL Key and SSL Cert in the custom form.
AutoSSL is only available if you have not deployed your own SSL certificate to your app. If you have already deployed your own SSL certificate, you must delete that certificate before you can enable AutoSSL.