How do I host wordpress site on bronze windows hosting package from afrihost

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I just bought a bronze windows hosting package with Afrihost and opened a wordpress account to create a website. How do I host the wordpress site on my hosting domain with Afrihost. I have seen a few mentioning that you need to have linux hosting package. is there no way to do this on a windows hosting package?

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asked Jun 28, 2018 in Shared Hosting by dean.venter (120 points)

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answered Jun 28, 2018 by JosiahT (140 points)
Thank you for your reply

I forgot to mention I am a noob at this. So it seems that the asnwer is yes but when I download wordpress from their site it just gives me a zip folder and if I extract it only has the wordpress installation folder with no way to run the software. I have done what the readme says but it only opens lines of code when opening wp-admin/install.php in chrome or IE browser.

Not sure what to do.

Hope you can asssit
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Hi Dean,

Wordpress can be installed from your cPanel, as explained below:

  • Log in to your Client Zone -
  • Select on Hosting tab
  • Select your domain
  • Click cPanel
  • Log into cPanel
  • Once in cPanel, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Select Softaculous Apps installer
  • Click on Wordpress.

It will allow you to install wordpress directly in your hosting package with Afrihost.

To make your website live ensure you have selected "Publish" in wordpress

Unfortunately this can only be done on a Linux hosted package and not windows.

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Thank you

answered Jul 2, 2018 by AfriDazzil (41,720 points)