How do I install WordPress or Joomla? (One Click Toolbox)

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The easiest way to install WordPress or Joomla on your website is to use our One Click Toolbox. These systems are generally called Content Management Systems (CMS). This guide will enable you to install either CMS with minimal hassle, and without having to do everything manually, which you can see how to do for WordPress, here. This means automatically installing all the needed files, creating a new database and connecting your CMS to it. Follow the steps below, and you will be able to log in and start building you website in either system in just a few minutes.

1. Begin by logging in Here.

2. If you have multiple webservices, find the one which has the domain you want to set up a CMS on. If you have many and are in doubt which webservice you need, you can click here.

3. Installing something from our One Click Toolbox is as easy as it sounds. Click on One Click Toolbox which you can find under the Hosting overview. This will open a new screen.


4. On the new screen you will have the option of installing either WordPress, Joomla or phpBB. WordPress and Joomla are both common and popular systems to build your homepage in (besides being free), where phpBB is a system used to create a forum. Once you have chosen which type to install, click the Install button directly below your chosen CMS. This will open a popup window asking for more details.



5. In the popup window, you will be prompted to select the domain, path, username and password as well as your email address. You will also be able to choose the name and language of your installation. Note that the path determines the address of the page, which cannot easily be changed later! The following list will explain the significance of each field you must fill out, when installing a CMS.

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The domain is the main location for the site. Combined with the path field, this sets the address of your CMS. You are allowed to pick one from the list of domains registered to the current hosting service.


The path lets you choose where you would like to install your CMS. '/joomla' means your CMS will be installed in the folder '/joomla', while a lonely '/' will mean that the application will be installed directly in the domain root. If you install a system with a folder name other than '/', visitors must write that folder. For example, if you have a domain called, a path called '/myblog' will result in a page that must be accessed through

Web Site Name

The name of your web site, as displayed by the system you are installing.

User name

The user name is the login of the administrative user for the system. Please keep in mind that the standard 'admin' is not recommended, as it reduces the security of your web site. If you choose a user name other than the default, an attacker would have to guess your user name as well as your password in order to gain access to your login.


The password is the password that you would like to use along with the user name. We recommend a password at least 8 characters long, and with both numbers and letters in it.

6. Once you have filled in the required information, please read the License agreement, and tick the box signifying that you agree to it

If you had previously installed a system in the folder you are now installing your CMS to, existing files may be overwritten.

Press Install to install the CMS. It may take a few moments to install the CMS, after which you will see the overview again. You can immediately access and log into your new system and start building your page.

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