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How to Connect a Domain and Install WordPress on HostPapa

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
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July 18, 2019

HostPapa is a leading Canadian website hosting provider which has approximately half a million customers around the world.

This article will take you step-by-step through the process of connecting your domain and installing WordPress, so you’ll see how beginner-friendly it is.

If you’d like to learn more, I’d recommend reading the full review which covers the features, ease of use, pricing, and more.

How to Connect a Domain and Install WordPress on HostPapa

When I created my account with HostPapa, I took advantage of the free domain. As soon as I checked out, I received a series of emails asking me to verify my contact information for the domain. It was a simple process and only required me to follow some basic online instructions.

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Once I’d verified the domain, I logged into cPanel.

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From inside the control panel, I scrolled down to the Softaculous one-click installer. So far, there was no need to refer to help documents or contact customer service.

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Once I was inside the one-click installer, I found WordPress and clicked Install. I was prompted to wait a few minutes while the installation was in progress. In reality, it took less than one minute before I received a notification that my install had been successful.

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I visited my website URL to confirm it was complete – to be honest, the whole thing seemed too easy, so I needed to check! I was pleased to see my website was live and sporting a fresh install of WordPress. Hooray!

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Once that was complete, I headed back into the cPanel and started to install Cloudflare. This was not as straightforward, as I hit a couple of bugs along the way. When I selected the link to create a free Cloudflare account, I hit a 404 error.

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I quickly jumped on live chat and asked the agent to advise. The solution was simple: all I needed to do was create the account inside Cloudflare, then return to HostPapa and log in. The workaround was easy and the whole process was complete in a few minutes.

Easy and Beginner-Friendly

Connecting a domain and installing WordPress was easy. It took me less than ten minutes and was easy to do without any assistance. The slight issue I encountered with Cloudflare CDN was sorted efficiently by the well-informed live chat agent.

I’d highly recommend new or small website owners to read the full HostPapa review. If you’re looking for a host with more advanced features, I’d recommend Cloudways, or if you’d like premium managed provider, I’d recommend reading about Liquid Web.

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