How do I install WordPress to my Hosting package?

This article will help you to install WordPress or another one-click app

The step-by-step instructions will help you to install an app such as WordPress onto your Web Hosting package.

cPanel powered Hosting packages

Please note: the following steps apply to Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 and Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020 (cPanel).

Step 1 of 6

Start by accessing your Web Hosting dashboard.


Step 2 of 6

Select Installation under the Applications section of your account dashboard.



Step 3 of 6

You’ll be taken to the Applications Browser page. From there, select WordPress Blog under the Apps for Content Management section.

App Install


Step 4 of 6

Select the + install this application option that appears to the right.

WordPress Install


Step 5 of 6

Enter the domain name you want to use into the Location – Domain field. Make a note of the Administrator Username and Password as you’ll need these details to log in to your WordPress site.

Location Domain


Step 6 of 6

Once done, select Install at the bottom of the page.



Other Hosting packages

Step 1 of 13

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.


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From there, select Web Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section and then select Manage opposite ‘Manage Web Hosting (bought before 09/07/20)’.

Manage Shared Web Hosting


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This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting


Step 4 of 13

On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.

Manage hosting domain


Step 5 of 13

This will open your Web hosting control panel. Scroll down the page to the Web Tools section and click theWordPress Blog icon, or the icon for the app you would like to install, such as Joomla or Drupal.

click on the WordPress blog icon

Step 6 of 13

You can now choose whether or not you wish to install your app onto an alternative directory folder on your web hosting package. Leave the Installation directory blank if you wish for your app to be installed straight onto your domain name.

create username

For more help on this, have a look at the tutorial video at the top of this FAQ.

Step 7 of 13

Click on the link which contains your full URL.

click on the link with your full domain URL in

The following instructions apply only to WordPress, if you have installed a different app, follow your app’s onscreen instructions.

Step 8 of 13

If you’re asked by WordPress about single or multiple installation, choose Single.

choose single blog installation

Step 9 of 13

You will need to give your website a Title, you can then create a username and password.

create a username and password

Step 10 of 13

Enter in your email address and tick the Privacy box if you wish for your website to be indexed in search engines likeGoogle. You can then click on Install Now.

enter in your email address

Step 11 of 13

You will now see a message stating that your WordPress account has been set up. Click on Log In to access your account.

Click on Log in

Step 12 of 13

You will just need to re-enter your username and password and then click on Log In.

enter your username and password

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You will now see your WordPress Dashboard. Click on the Customise Your Site button to begin designing your WordPress website.

WordPress Dashboard