If you have the fighting spirit in you before using the support you want to try to set up WordPress yourself, then make the most of the video you will receive in the mail. But if written text, interspersed with images, appeals to you more, then I've laid out the entire path for you below. If you follow it, you should succeed. If you have arrived at this page without knowing the previous steps, go back by clicking here.
Before you start the process outlined below, make sure the domain is already propagated. If you have ordered a new one this will take approximately 24 hours, sometimes less, sometimes longer. Type the address of your website in the address bar of your browser, hit enter and see if anything pops up.
If you see a page listing an empty folder it means that the domain is probably pointing to the server correctly and you are good to go.
Log in to the cPanel administration panel. You should have received the details in an email. If successful you will see more or less something like this:
A lot of different options, but that's not all because I cropped the screenshot. It may look dangerous, but at the beginning you will use only a few options so there is nothing to be afraid of. What we will be interested in during the installation are mainly two sections: File manager i Database Builder. With the help of file manager you can upload a WordPress package to the server, and with the help of database creator you can create a database necessary for the CMS to work. Why do we use Manager to upload files and not, for example, an FTP account? Because this way we can upload the zipped file and unzip it on the server. You don't have to install an FTP client on your computer either. It is simply more convenient and faster.
Click on the icon shown below in the panel:
This will launch a tool that allows you to manage your account files from a web browser.
And now the important thing. The directory you will be uploading the file to is a directory called public_html. See it above? It has this little globe icon. Double click on it to go inside.
As you can see, the folder is empty, and now it's your role to fill it with something, but to do that you need to download the latest version of WordPress to your computer. Go to page https://pl.wordpress.org/ find the place with the download button and click on it. WordPress has recently rebuilt their sites so in the Polish version, as I write this, you have to go about halfway down the page to find such a section:
Click on "Get WordPress" and on the next page on the download button for the latest available version.
The file should be saved on your computer. The file name will look roughly like this: wordpress-4.9.1-pl_EN.zip. The version numbers may differ because the system is constantly evolving, so today it is version 4.9.1, and tomorrow it may be 5.0 etc... But this is irrelevant. Remember where the file was saved and go back to the manager, and click on the "Transfer" button (I've highlighted it in yellow).
Going further you can either drag the downloaded file into the area marked by the dotted line or click on the "Select file" button. If you choose the latter, a file selection window will appear on your computer. Find what you have just downloaded, i.e. the WordPress package, and confirm.
The file will begin to transfer, as indicated by the progress bar. This may take a few seconds or longer depending on your connection speed. Wait until the bar reaches 100% and turns green.
Once you see the green click on the link "Back to /path/account/public_html" which will close the upload window and you will see the File Manager with the WordPress package inserted.
You've done a good job, but now you need to extract the file. There are two ways to do this. Either you select the file by clicking on it and choose the "Extract" button from the top toolbar, or what is more convenient for me is to right-click on the file to bring up the context menu and choose the option marked in yellow below.
In the window which will consequently appear, confirm that you want to extract this archive to the public_html folder. Simply click on the button marked in yellow.
After a while, another window will appear with a summary of what has been done. You can close it.
You will now see a folder called wordpress next to the archive, with all the files of this CMS in it. But if we left it as it is then the website would have the address www.nazwamojejfirmy.pl/wordpress, or rather we want to have the address www.nazwamojejfirmy.pl. So you have to move the files contained in the wordpress folder one floor higher, that is directly to public_html. How to do it. The operation is extremely simple. Double click on the yellow icon of the "wordpress" folder, so you can see all the files inside it.
Now select all the files. To do this, while holding down the Shift key, click on the icon for the first folder and then the last file in the list. You can release the Shift key. The selection will look like this:
Now drag and drop the selection into the public_hrml folder shown in the left-hand pane. Grab any folder or file icon with your mouse and while holding it (don't release it) move it to the public_html folder and let go. In this simple way, all selected files will go directly to the main folder of the site.
Now click on the public_html folder in the left directory tree and you should see the files and folders moved to it:
Remove unnecessary stuff, i.e. what I have marked in yellow above. We don't need an empty wordpress folder at the moment, nor the downloaded package from which we extracted the files. To remove click the right mouse button on the folder and select Delete.
In the confirmation box, check the "Skip the recycle bin and permanently delete files" - we don't need them in the bin and confirm.
Repeat this process for the second element I mentioned above.
You already have the files on the server, so it's time for the next operations. If you would like to check if something appears at your address, type it in the browser bar and run it. You should see a page that initiates the installation process. Click on the "Getting Started" button and go from there.
When you click on this button you will see a page where you have to enter the access data to the database, but as you have not created the database yet you have to do it. To do this, go to the account management panel, where you started the File Manager and find the icon described as "Mysql Database Builder“
Then type in some sort of name for your base. What I prefer is a combination of text and numbers. In this case you will only need these details for the installation. Type in the name and click on the go to next step button.
A message should appear informing you that the database has been successfully created, and below it a form to create its user. Copy the database name somewhere into notepad - as you can see it consists of two parts, so copy the whole name exactly. Fill in the form for the user. Give him/her a name and password. When creating a password, use the password generator by clicking on the button "Password Generator."
When the generator starts, you will be offered a strong password. Select it and copy it, then check the option "I have copied this password in a safe place" and click on the "Use password" button. Then create a user.
Once the user has been created, you will see a summary and a final step where you assign the user the appropriate permissions to the database. Select all and proceed.
You now have what you need to run the installation. So go back to your website, enter the details of the database you just created, change the default prefix wp_ to some other one that suits you and click on the "Submit" button. If the details have been entered correctly WordPress will confirm this as follows:
Click on the start installation button and enter the basic details of your site, its name and the details of the main administrator, the password and his email address. WordPress will immediately suggest a strong enough password - I suggest you keep it, copy it and save it somewhere. As an administrator login don't use such clichéd names as "admin", it would be better to use a first name, company name, or preferably something mixed with numbers.
There is also an option here to let the search engine know that you don't want the site to be indexed - e.g. in Google. It's worth ticking this if you're going to be working on the site for a while and don't want it to accidentally end up in search results - because why show something that isn't finished. Just be careful, when your website is ready you have to remember to turn this option off in WordPress settings.
Clicking on the "Install WordPress" button will complete the entire process. You will see a message about the completion of the installation and a button with a transition to the administration panel. Click on it and log in with the admin details you defined a moment ago.
If you go to the homepage you will see the default WordPress theme. As of today as I write this it looks like this.
Phew... If you have reached this point then CONGRATULATIONS! The first milestone towards your own website is now behind you. Now you just have to play with configuration, themes, extensions and step by step build a website you will be proud of. Remember that you have support on this path!