How to set up Managed Wordpress Hosting

A third of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. We've built a custom WordPress hosting environment from the ground up, with security and performance as our number one priority.  Here's how to get started:

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Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, click your username in the top-right corner and select Domain Management.
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Locate the domain to which you wish to add hosting. To the right of the domain is a block of icons. Click the grey house that is the leftmost in that block.
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On the next screen, click "Continue" under "Managed Wordpress."

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On the next screen, choose how you would like to be billed. You'll save a some money if you choose annual billing. Regardless of the plan you choose, clicking the "Start Trial" link will automatically begin a 15 day free trial.

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Once the Managed Wordpress Hosting account is created you'll be shown an account details page. You may access the Wordpress Administrator, set a site password, change your billing options, and cancel the hosting service from this page.  We will attempt to auto bill the credit card on file for the account a couple days before the expiration date shown.  If you do not have a credit card on file and would prefer to manually renew the account, you may do so with the "renew now" button.  To continue the Wordpress installation, click the link in the Status section next to "Live."

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You will be prompted to enter the Site Password from the previous screen.

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Enter your Site Title and a Username and Password for the Wordpress Administrator.  You will also be asked for an email address you can use should you need to reset the password.  Click "Install Wordpress" to complete the installation.

That's it!  Your Wordpress installation should be ready to start blogging!  Once you are ready to publish the site, you will need to disable the Site Password from the hosting page.

If you have any questions about how the Managed Wordpress Hosting plan works, feel free to contact us via the Help bubble, or send an email to support@porkbun.com.

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