- Go to Dashboard "CLICK HERE" -> In the Top Menu Click on Services -> My Services
- Select your Service from the list, And click on Active.
- Click on WordPress Manager:
Use action buttons marked on the screen to edit or remove single installations.
Among additional actions you will find the options to:
- Add a new installation
- Import the installation from a remote server
- Create the installation form an instance image
Using mass actions you may also update multiple WordPress instances to the newest version at once. You may also decide whether to create a backup of the instances before processing the update.
As mentioned above, there are three ways to create a new WordPress Installation. The first basic way is to simply install a completely new and clean instance of WordPress.
Press the button 'New Installation' marked on the screen below and read the instruction to see how to install a pure new instance.
A new window split to two tabs will open.
In the first Details tab, fill in the following fields:
- Product/Service - select hosting to install WordPress on it
- Protocol - select protocol from among: 'https://', 'http://', 'http://www' and 'https://www'
- Domain - provide a domain the software will be installed on.
- Installation Script - here you can select any custom installation script that you want to install.
Note that this field will be displayed only for domains which products have installation scripts configured in the Products Settings.
If it is not displayed then the clean WordPress installation will be applied.
- Plugin Packages - select plugin packages to install on WordPress, more about their configuration can be hound here.
- Administrator Password - generate an administrator password for this new installation of WordPress.
- Site Name - the name of a site created for the installation.
- Language - choose a language for the installation.
- Administrator Username - enter the administrator account username for this installation.
- Administrator Email - enter the administrator account email address for this installation.
Note that only those fields marked with * (e.g. 'Site Name') are required to complete the creation.
Complete the configuration by switching to the Other tab and enter the remaining fields (optional):
- Description - describe the installation site shortly.
- Directory - provided here directory is relative to your domain, leave empty to install on your domain or enter e.g. 'dir' to install on http://mydoamin/dir/.
- Database Name - the name of a newly created database which will be created during the installation.
- Database Prefix - the table prefix for the tables created by the app (optionally).
- Multisite - if enabled, your blog will have the 'Multisite' option. Note that your server must support 'Apache mod_rewrite'.
- Auto Upgrade - if enabled, the WordPress installation will be automatically updated to the latest version when it is available.
- Auto Upgrade Plugins - if enabled, all active WordPress plugins installed for this installation will be automatically updated to the latest versions when available.
- Auto Upgrade Themes - if enabled, the active WordPress theme for this installation will be automatically updated to the latest version when available.
If you have entered all the data correctly, you can now press the 'Create' button to complete the installation.
Note: data in 'Other' section are not required to create the instance successfully, it can be simply skipped.
Import From Remote Server
The second way to add a new installation is by importing an existing installation from a remote FTP server. Press the additional actions button to find the redirection. First of all, fill out the data on the source server:
- Domain - domain name where the source script is located
- Server Host - used as a host to connect via FTP
- Protocol - protocol used for connection to the domain
- Server Port port number to connect to the FTP server
- FTP User - user used to connect to the FTP server
- FTP Password - user password to connect to the FTP server
- FTP Path - path to the directory relative to the home directory of a user for installations
- Installed Path - directory under the domain where your script is installed, leave empty if installed in the root directory
Then move to the other tab, to provide any data on the destination.
- Product/Service - choose a hosting to install WordPress on it
- Protocol - select protocol that will be used
- Domain - destination domain where the script will be imported
- Directory - directory under the domain where the script will be imported. Leave blank to import to the root directory of your domain
- Database - database name for the script
Press the 'Import' button to finalize the process.
Note: the process may take from a few up to a dozen or so minutes for the instance to appear on the list, depending on the instance size or external server connection speed.
Use Instance Image
It is also possible to use an existing instance image. Provide the below enumerated and described details, then press 'Create' to complete:
- Product/Service - choose hosting to install WordPress on
- Instance Image - select WordPress instance image from client private instances and public images created by the admin
- Protocol - select protocol that will be used
- Domain - destination domain of on which the new instance will be imported to
- Directory - directory under the domain, leave blank if you want to install WordPress instance in the root directory
- Database - type in the database name for the script
Note: the process may take from a few up to a dozen or so minutes for the instance to appear on the list, depending on the instance size or complexity.
Once you have successfully created a new installation, you can edit its advanced options or simply remove it in case you no longer need it.
Let us view the management options and available actions now.
At the very first page when you enter the edit section is an exemplary configuration of your installation in the 'Management' section.
You will find there all the basic information, such as domain and database details, available at hand.
As the name suggests, this section provides you with an ability to create backups.
You are allowed to download, restore and delete a particular backup.
Surely you can delete multiple backups at once. Take a look at the screenshot below. When creating a backup installation, decide whether to backup directory only, data directory or database. Select location and then confirm the action.
Note: Keep in mind that creating a backup might take a longer while. Backup will appear on the list when it is ready.
Here you are enabled to activate, disable, update and delete the existing theme. Add new themes to your WordPress installation in the 'Add New' tab. In order to add a new theme, start typing in the desired theme's name in the search box, press enter to see the actual results.
You may press the theme thumbnail to preview the on wp-themes.com. Afterwards, press the icon marked on the screenshot below to continue.
Confirm the installation. Use 'Mass Action' buttons to update or delete numerous themes with a single click.
Here you are enabled to activate, deactivate, delete or update the already existing plugins. You can also add new plugins to your WordPress installation in the 'Add New' tab. To add a new plugin, you are required to type in at least the initial letters of the desired plugin's name into the search field to see the actual results.
Afterwards, press the symbol marked on the screenshot below, and confirm your choice in the window that should be visible on your screen.
Press the info icon to read its short description. In case the plugin seems interesting, just press the 'Install' button. The 'Mass Action' feature is also present in this section, so you will be able to handle multiple plugins more efficiently and at the same time.
Plugin Packages allow to install a bunch of pre-organized plugins at once. Information on how to prepare such packages can be found here.
Simply press the '+' button to install the package with plugins that seems especially attractive to you.
Note: Plugins included in the packages are always installed in their newset version available in the WordPress base.
In this section you can directly alter the records from the wp-config.php file.
This file is located in the root of your WordPress file directory and contains your website's configuration details such as database connection information.
You are allowed to edit or delete already existing config records as well as create new ones.
Important: Be particularly careful when editing these config records! You can find more information about editing the 'wp-config.php' file here.
When creating a new config record, enter its proper name, value and chose one of the three available types ( 'Constant', 'Variable' or 'All' ).
In the 'Actions' area you can find the following options to:
- Control Panel - log in to your WordPress panel directly any time you like.
- Clear Cache - remove the cache of your installation.
- Update - after selecting this option, your WordPress will be updated to the latest version if any is available.
- Delete - immediately remove the complete installation along with its settings or selected parts of it
Underneath you can find detailed description of all the remaining actions. Please take a look.
This action will result in cloning the installation to another domain. To clone the installation you need to:
- Select the protocol type
- Provide a domain where the cloned WordPress instance will be installed
- Enter a directory - note that provided directory is relative to your domain, type in e.g. ‘’dir’’ or leave empty
- Type in the database name
The cloned installation will appear on the list of installations after a while.
If you want to change the domain of your WordPress installation, simply provide here a new one.
Decide whether to create a backup at the same time and enable/disable SSL for the new domain.
Manage Auto Upgrades
Set up the automatic upgrades rules. Here you may enable or disable automatic upgrades:
- Of the installation
Create staging instances from an application to test the upgrades or changes before using them in the live environment. Please be patient, as the whole process may take a few minutes. The staging instance will appear on the list of your installations after the first cron synchronization.
Push the staging installation to the live environment once you are sure it works fine and changes suit your needs.
In case you need to customize the installation before pushig it live simply toggle the 'Customize' option.
Then define the specification and confirm to finish.
Turn on or off SSL for the installation. Remember that enabling SSL will result in changes being made in your WordPress database configuration, it is advised to back up your installation.
Along with enabling SSL.
Toggle the 'Create Backup' option and then confirm the actions.
Turn on instance image on the WordPress installation. Simply, toggle the 'Mark As Image' option and then fill in the below options.
Note: The 'FTP Password' input is encoded in the database, which makes is completely safe and secure.
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