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How to Use the ServerPilot One-Click WordPress Installer

ServerPilot's simplified installer lets you host multiple WordPress sites on your server supporting multiple PHP versions while running NGINX as a reverse proxy in front of Apache for increased speed and performance.

Other benefits of ServerPilot's one-click WordPress installer include

  • use of PHP-FPM,
  • simple SSL deployment,
  • server system package security updates, and
  • firewall configuration.

To set up your WordPress hosting in ServerPilot, click + Create App; this can be done immediately after connecting a server or by going to the Apps page.

(An app is a web application, such as WordPress.)

If you want to deploy an app under a system user other than serverpilot, you must have first set up your new system user, and then tailor these instructions for that user.

On the next screen, check the box next to WordPress and complete the entire form.

Give your app a name and enter your site's domain if you have one. Select the PHP version and the server you want this app to be on. You may also select the system user you want to run this app.

Enter your WordPress site's title, your administrator username, a password, and your email address for setup confirmation.

Click Create App to submit the form. You'll be shown some details about the app.

ServerPilot's one-click WordPress installer automatically generates your MySQL database name, username, and password. You can review or change these by clicking your app's Databases tab in ServerPilot and comparing them to the values in your app's wp-config.php file.

Now, you can log in to your brand new, blazingly fast WordPress Dashboard when you visit your server's IP address or your domain after configuring DNS.

Happy developing!