How To Install WordPress on ByetHost for free (cPanel + softaculous)
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How To Install WordPress on ByetHost for free (cPanel + softaculous)

Hi, this is Yasir from “WPHOWKNOW” and
in today’s video we are going to see “How to Install WordPress on Byethost Webhosting
for Free” and how can we access WordPress website’s files and its associated database. Basically, Byethost is a child company and
it provides free hosting, free reseller hosting and premium hosting via their parent company
called iFastNet and before using Byethost for installing WordPress using its
“Free Hosting” plan let’s see some of the features that Byethost provides in its
“Free Hosting” plan. First of all, it provides cPanel which is
very good as it helps you in the management of the web serve. The company seems to provide unlimited resources
like unlimited disk space, unlimited Databases and unlimited Bandwidth but these resources
are limited up to a specific limit. For example, the company in its “Free Hosting”
plan, provides a disk space of up to “5GB” which is fairly enough if you are using this
hosting just for practice purposes. And it allows to create up to 400 databases
which is definitely a very high number. and your website maximum upload file size
will be restricted up to 10 MBs. And you would only get just 1 FTP account and regarding the bandwidth your website can have up to 50,000 hits per day. And the number of files also called “Inodes”
you can have on the server are up to 30,019 and if you are going to use WordPress then
around 2500 files would be of WordPress. One other good feature that Byethost provides
is “Softaculous Apps Installer” which can be used to easily install different services
like WordPress, Prestashop, WHMCS and many more services. In short Byethost “Free Hosting” plan
is enough for practicing purposes and for for small websites. Now let’s see “How to Install WordPress
on Byethost Webhosting for Free”. First of all let’s signup on website
for that go to and click on the button saying “Signup for Free Hosting”. Here on signup page first thing it will ask for
the subdomain name. You can use any unique name here. And by default, most probably your website will
be a subdomain of “” but you can use any number in place of 32 as mentioned
here. Let’s say we choose the subdomain name “wphowknow”. After choosing the subdomain name choose a
password that will be used as your cPanel, FTP and MySQL password. After setting the password type in your email
address that will be used for verification purposes and it will also receive the links
and credentials of your website. Select a category for website. We will go with the default “Personal”
category. Select a language. English in our case. And In the end write the security code that
you are seeing in the image. And after filling the required information
click on “Register” button. Now it is saying that an activation email
has been sent to your email address. So, let’s go to the email account that we
had given for verification to see if the email has been received or not. If you can’t find the email from ByetHost
in your primary inbox, check in your spam folder. Once you find it open the email and click
on the activation link. Now it will create your account and it will
take a short time to setup things like your username, Apache server, DNS Zone and cPanel. Once it’s done your account has been created
and activated. Here you can see the details about your account. This is your website URL and if you open this
URL it will say that your free hosting account has been activated. Now if you go to your email account again
there will be another email with all the details along with the credentials of your website. Now to install the WordPress, we will need
to login into cPanel account. So, from here let’s open cPanel link. Here enter the username and password for cPanel
that you have received in your email and click on “login” button. Here it is asking for the permissions to send
emails to your email address. If you choose to click on “I Disapprove”
you may lose your account. So in order to avoid that click on “I Approve” button. And after that it will redirect you to the
cPanel. On the right side you can see the stats of
your account like what plan are you using or how many databases you have, how much disk
space you used, bandwidth used or daily hits used. Now let’s install “WordPress” and for
that we will use “Softaculous Apps Installer” as it will help us to install and setup WordPress
in minutes. So find “Softaculous Apps Installer” section
and click on it. Here, it will give you the option to install
different services. But as we just want “WordPress” so we
will click on “install” button that is on WordPress. Here it will ask for basic information for
setting up WordPress like which version of WordPress would we like to install. We will go with the latest version. For protocol we will just use http:// as ByetHost
does not provide SSL certificate in “Free plan”. As we have just one domain so we will select
it. Here it is asking for the site name, which
will be your site’s title. In our case it will be “WPHowKnow”. And here it is asking for the site description. We will leave it as it is. Both “Site Name” and “Site Description”
can be changed later from WordPress admin dashboard. We don’t want “Multisite” feature so
we will leave it unchecked. And here it is asking for Admin Username and
Admin Password that will be used to login into your WordPress dashboard. So, remember these credentials as you will
need these to login into your WordPress admin panel. For security, keep the strength of password
strong. So that it is not easy to guess your password. Here write in Admin Email address that you
want to set. And in this section it is giving us options
to install some plugins. This plugin “Limit Login Attempts” is
a security plugin and it is recommended because it will help you to limit the number of login
attempts on your website. And if you don’t like the WordPress new
default “Gutenberg Editor” you can install “Classic Editor” plugin to deactivate
the “Gutenberg Editor” and use the old “Classic Editor”. As we want both plugins so we will check the
boxes in front of them. Now if you click on “Advanced Options”
tab. Here it will give you the option to set your
database name and tables prefix. Let’s say we want our database name to be
wp101 and we want every table’s prefix to be prefix101. And here it is giving us options to auto upgrade
our WordPress, its plugins and themes. But for now, we don’t want to upgrade these
things automatically so we will leave these options unchecked. Also leave the “Backup Location” as default. After setting Advanced Options it is asking
us to select a theme that we would like to install on our WordPress website. But this option is not mandatory as WordPress
already comes with some of its own themes. So, we will not select any theme from here. Now we are good to go for the installation
of WordPress. So, click on “install” button. Now it will take a few minutes for installing
WordPress. And now WordPress has been installed on our website. To check let’s go to the website. Here is the URL of our website so we will
click on it. And here you can see that our website is running,
and WordPress has been installed on it successfully and the theme it is using is “Twenty Twenty”
theme. Now to login into WordPress admin area, write
“wp-admin” in front of the website name in the URL and hit enter. This is the WordPress website’s admin login
page. Write in the username and password that you
had set while installing the WordPress. And click on “Login” button. After successful login, now we are in the
WordPress dashboard area. Here you can explore all about you WordPress
website. For example, in “Appearance” section you
can which themes are installed on your WordPress and which theme is currently activated. And in “Plugins” section you can see which
plugins are installed on your WordPress and you can enable or disable the plugins of your
choice easily. Now let’s see actually where all of your
WordPress files are installed. For that once again go to cPanel and find
the “Files” section and under it click on “Online File Manager” and from here
open “htdocs” folder and this is the folder where all of your WordPress files are installed
and here all the files and folders are related to your WordPres and this folder “wp-content”
is very important. It will have all of your themes, plugins and
media files. Let’s open it. This folder “themes” will contain all
of your themes and their files and all the plugins and their files will be present
in “plugins” folder. And all the images and other files that you
will upload from your WordPress will be present in the “uploads” folder. All of your website’s content like posts,
pages and settings of themes and plugins will be saved in different tables in the database. So, now let’s see which database is connected
with your WordPress website. Once again go to cPanel and find “DATABASES”
section and under “DATABASES” section click on “phpMyAdmin”. And this is the database that is connected with
your WordPress website. Now to see its tables, click on “Connect
Now” button. And here you can see different tables that
are associated with your website and store different information based on their functionality. Like this table “prefix101posts” stores
data related to your posts and pages and this table “prefix101users” contains
information about the users of your WordPress website. So, that’s all for this video in which we
have learned “How to install WordPress on ByetHost webhosting for free”. We hope you find the video useful and if you
really do please hit the like button and share this video and in case of any issues while
installing the WordPress, do let us know in the comments section and we will address your
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