How do you install WordPress on a shared hosting platform?

When you signed up, you would have received an email titled New Account Information.

In there is a section titled Login Details from where you must extract a username and password.

Now ssh to your shared hosting, e.g.:

ssh [email protected]
cd ~/public_html

wget https://en-za.wordpress.org/wordpress-5.0-en_ZA.tar.gz or whatever the latest version of WordPress is at https://en-za.wordpress.org/download/

tar -xf wordpress…

move all the file in the /wordpress folder up one level so that they are in the root of ~/public_html

Now run WordPress from your website URL, and when asked to choose a database name, use the same name as your login name.

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