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How can I install WordPress on my subdomain?

Installing WordPress on a subdomain is very simple and can be done with just a few clicks. We have simplified the installation process for WordPress via our Hosting Panel. Let’s go!

Step 1. Log in to your WPX account.

You can log in to your WPX account here.

Step 2. Navigate to your hosting plan.

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan that you want to manage, you need to select the orange button Manage service.

Step 3. Go to the Manage Websites menu.

Now that you’re in the Hosting Panel, select the Manage Websites (1) menu. In this section, you can oversee, manage, and add new websites to your WPX account.

To install WordPress on your subdomain, you’ll need to add it as a website first, click on the Add New Website (2) button at the bottom of your list of sites.

However, if you already got a subdomain added, you can start the installation by pressing the Manage WP button next to the desired subdomain (in our case that’s shop.wpxexample.net). Make sure to pick Install WordPress on the website option.

Step 4. Add a subdomain.

Please skip this step if you’ve already added a subdomain and move on to Step 5.

You can choose between the following three options:

Top-level domain – normal website (mysite.com)
Subdomain – Creates a sub-domain for the selected website (subdomain-mysite.com)
Alias – Creates a domain used only for redirecting to the selected website. (can be any domain you own)

Of course, the subdomain (1) option is what you’re looking for. Make sure you select the site you’d like to create a subdomain for from the dropdown menu (2). The next step is filling in the desired subdomain name (3). Install WordPress (4) is the check you’d like to proceed with if you’re about to start a new website on a subdomain. Once all is done – make sure to

Alternatively, you can add the site as a top-level domain if the subdomain you’re creating is not related to any of your other sites.

You should keep in mind that ‘www‘ is also a subdomain but we wouldn’t suggest adding it as a separate website. You can force the ‘www‘ version of your website through the site’s option (wp-admin) or a redirect. If you need assistance with that, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

If you’ve checked the Install WordPress box, you’ll see the green button saying Next as shown below:

Step 5. Install WordPress.

The next thing you’ll see is the following window which will require filling in an email address along with your wp-admin(WordPress dashboard log-in) details.

At the bottom of the pop-up window, you have the option to install W3 Total Cache with our pre-configured settings automatically with WordPress.

We recommend installing W3 Total Cache with our settings for better performance. You can read more about that in our article here. It is included by default with the installation of WordPress from the WPX Control panel.

The Continue button is what you’re looking for once you’re done filling in the necessary information.

Make sure you copy and save your password (you can use the button Copy Password for that). If you cannot come up with a password, our system can generate one for you, just use the Generate Password button.

A notification will appear once our system is done creating the subdomain and installing a WordPress for it.

That’s it! WordPress is now installed successfully on your subdomain.

Step 6. Uninstall / Re-Install WordPress

There’s also an option to remove the already existing WordPress installation from your subdomain. Keep in mind that you’ll see this option only if there’s an active WordPress installation.

Re-installing would require following the steps above after pressing the Uninstall WordPress button.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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