One-Click WordPress and Automatic ServerPilot Installer

July 22, 2015

From the beginning, we've focused on creating the best and easiest WordPress hosting solution. We've empowered developers all over the world with the greatest hosting possible on fast servers at their favorite providers. However, we've known that getting started could still be easier.

Though we kept the ServerPilot installation simple (a single SSH command) and continuously improved our documentation, it has still been easier for some people to use one-click WordPress images offered by many providers.

That's why we're proud to announce we've brought the simplicity of one-click WordPress to ServerPilot.

The Pain of WordPress Server Images

Though one-click WordPress images offered by server providers are a quick way to get started, they're full of disadvantages. WordPress images leave people stuck with a server they can't manage. From security updates, to SSL deployment, to configuring multiple sites on a server, to changing PHP versions, WordPress images require manual administration that is far from simple.

Additionally, WordPress images often require servers with a large amount of memory just to launch them. And despite the additional resources and cost, the same server configurations from the shared hosting industry are used. Apache is still the public-facing web server. PHP still runs using mod_php instead of PHP-FPM.

With ServerPilot's simplified installer and one-click WordPress, developers no longer have a reason to get stuck with WordPress server images.

Automatic ServerPilot Installer

To connect a server to ServerPilot, now you can just enter your server's IP address and root password. ServerPilot will do the rest. A couple of minutes later, you'll have a managed server ready for hosting. Once your server is connected to ServerPilot, you can change your server's root password as ServerPilot won't need to SSH into your server again.

One-Click WordPress Installer

When creating an app, check WordPress and enter your WordPress site title and WordPress admin account info. That's it! ServerPilot will create your app with WordPress already installed for you.

Try It Out!

Ready to see how fast you can go from new server to hosting WordPress sites? Spin up a server at your favorite provider, log in to ServerPilot, and give our new installers a try!