Installing WordPress on iPage Hosting

WordPress is undoubtedly the king of all content management systems, with some surveys estimating over a quarter of all web sites being powered by this popular CMS. iPage makes it very easy to install- and uninstall- WordPress on your site, with zero technical knowledge required and under 1 minute flat. This makes iPage the easiest way to have a blog up and running not just today, but literally within a few moments after signing up with them.

iPage 1 click install of WordPress with iPage

The easiest way to install WordPress on iPage is via their intuitive control panel vDeck, which does all the per-requisite work for you. To start, login to your vDeck control panel, and click on the “WordPress” icon inside the primary dashboard:

1 click install of WordPress with iPage

1 click install of WordPress with iPage


When you do so, you’re taken immediately to the next screen to confirm you wish to install the most current version of WordPress (at the time of writing, version 4.2.2):

Confirm you wish to install WordPress

Confirm you wish to install WordPress


Once you’ve confirmed a few things, iPage does the rest for you, automatically setting up a mySQL user and creating the necessary mySQL database before installing WordPress. After a few moments, you’re presented with the following screen containing the URL to access your WordPress blog and WordPress Dashboard to start blogging:

iPage presents your new WordPress blog and dashboard URL

iPage presents your new WordPress blog and dashboard URL

It’s that simple! The entire process takes less than a couple of minutes.

Uninstalling WordPress on iPage is just as easy

If you’re completely new to WordPress, it may take messing a few things up before you’re comfortable officially exposing your blog to the outside world. In some cases, it may even be easier just to uninstall/ reinstall WordPress all over again. With iPage, it’s just as simple to uninstall WordPress completely as it is to install it.

Uninstall WordPress in iPage with a click of a button

To uninstall WordPress for whatever reason in iPage, you’d simply do the following:

  • Log in to your iPage Control Panel.
  • Click on WP Essential (might already display by default).
  • Click on the settings drop-down for the WordPress website you want to delete.
  • Click Delete Installation.

1-click uninstall of WordPress in iPage

1-click uninstall of WordPress in iPage

Click confirm, and WordPress be gone!

iPage- overall most WordPress friendly host

iPage’s exclusive 1-click install and management of WordPress makes it the best host if you’re new to WordPress and wish to set up a blog on your site. It shields you from the technical hurdles required to set up WordPress, such as adding a mySQL user, creating a mySQL database for WordPress, and connecting this data with WordPress just to set up the CMS. Our customers love this aspect of iPage.