If you are on this page, then I am sure that you may be using Hostinger Hosting and you are searching for a tutorial on installing WordPress on Subdomain in Hostinger.
If the situation is the same, then don’t worry, as here in this valuable article you are going to get a complete practical guide (with screenshots) on How to install WordPress on Subdomain Hostinger.
So, if you really want to do this, then all you need to do is to first go through this article and secondly take action following these steps.
Then finally, you will also be able to install a subdomain in Hostigner and believe me it is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Before we get started, first let us briefly discuss Subdomain.
What is a Subdomain?
Subdomains are basically part of your main domain so that you can create them and make another website on your subdomain.
Main domain- bluepreneurs.com
Now it is totally up to you, what name do you want to give to your subdomain. It could be anything like store, app or whatever.
Why purchase Hostinger hosting?
- It has very budget-friendly hosting plans
- It also comes with easy to use hPanel
- With Hostinger, your website will load and upload very Fast
- Along with the speed, your website will also be secure
How to Install WordPress on Subdomain Hostinger?
In order to install a subdomain, you first need to log in or sign up to your Hostinger hPanel.
Step:1 Come on hPanel
So the very first step you need to take is to come on your Hostigner hPanel.
As soon as you come to your hPanel, there you will see your hosting like single, premium, business etc.
Step:2 Click on Hosting section
At the top of the screen, you can see a navigation menu bar that has some items inside it, like Hosting, Emails, Domains etc.
There you have to click on the Hosting section, as you can see in the image given below.
Step:3 Go to Manage section of a Domain
So, as soon as you click on the Hosting section, you will simply land on this page, where you will find the list of all the websites, which you have created.
Now, all you need to do is to choose a domain name on which you want to add a subdomain.
You can simply do this by clicking on the manage button, as you can see in the image given below.
Step:4 Click on Subdomain
So, the next simple step is to just scroll down and there you will find a box of Subdomain.
All you need to do is just click on this subdomain box, as you can see in the image given below.
Step:5 Add a Subdomain
After doing this much, you will simply land on this page, where you have to add a subdomain of your website.
To do this, you need to first name your subdomain, in my case I have named my subdomain as a forum, so it will forum.bluepreneurs.com.
After naming your subdomain, you need to simply click on the ‘create’ button, as you can see in the image given below.
Step:6 Come back & click on Auto Installer
After adding a subdomain your 50% of the work to install WordPress on subdomain Hostinger is over.
From here our main work start.
For installing WordPress, you need to come back after adding a subdomain and there you will be able to see an Auto-Installer section.
So, you just need to click on this section, as you can see in the image given below.
Step:7 Select WordPress
As soon as you follow that Auto Installer section, you will land on this page, where you need to choose one platform for your subdomain.
I am pretty sure that you are going to choose WordPress for creating a website on your subdomain.
So for this, you need to need to select WordPress, as you can see in the image given below.
Step:8 Choose your Subdomain
After selecting WordPress, you also need to select on which domain or subdomain do you need to install it.
Now, you will be able to see a dropdown, then you will see your subdomain, which you have recently created.
All you need to do is simply choose that subdomain, as you can see in the image given below. Like in my case I have to go with forum.bluepreneurs.com.
Step:9 Add WordPress login details
Before installing WordPress on subdomain, Hostinger will ask you to add your WordPress login details, so that you can simply log in to your dashboard by entering these details.
Here, you have to set your username, password, your WordPress website title, languages etc.
So first you have to fill in all these details, as you can see in the image given below.
Finally, you are just now a step away to Install WordPress on subdomain Hostinger.
After doing all the things well, you just simply need to click on the ‘Install’ button and this will install WordPress.
Step:10 Its Done!
After finishing all the steps properly, you will be able to see your subdomain under the Installed Applications list.
Now you are ready to move to your WordPress dashboard.
To move to your WordPress, you can follow that link, as you can see in the image given below.
In case you are using Cloudflare
Well, many of the readers left the article till here, but let me tell you that, if you are also planning to do the same, then you should not.
If you are a website owner, then you may be using Cloudflare, if not then I highly recommend you to use Cloudflare, as it will make your website faster and more secure.
If you are using Cloudflare, then you may not be able to access your WordPress dashboard and this is because of the DNS zone which is managed by Cloudflare and not by your Hosting provider.
Some steps to follow to access your WordPress:
So here are some detailed steps that you need to follow to access your WP dashboard in the case of Cloudflare.
Step:1 Login to Cloudflare
Firstly, you need to log in to your Cloudflare account and there you will find the list of websites, you have added to Cloudflare.
So, in my case, I will follow Bluepreneurs.com as you can see in the image given below.
Step:2 Visit DNS Zone
As soon as you will open your website, you will simply land on this page, where you can see your website’s Analytics.
After this, you just need to look at the top, there you will find a DNS option, then you have to click on that option.
Step:3 Add A Record (In DNS Zone)
After you follow that DNS option, you will land on this page, from where our work starts.
All you need to do is, first of all, you have to add A Record, in order to access to WP dashboard.
So for this click on ‘Add Record’.
Then you need to set the field option as:
- Type- A
- Name- Your subdomain name (it is forum in my case)
- IPv4 address- Here you have to write your IPv4 address.
I know here in this field, many of you will get stuck, but don’t worry, take it easy, it is very simple with me.
So in this case all you need to do is contact your hosting provider which is Hostinger. Ask them to tell IPv4 address, so that you can paste it over here.
You can also tell the whole situation to them and they will for sure help you out.
After getting your IPv4 address, just paste it into this section.
Now, let us continue to our field.
- TTL- Auto
- Proxy Status- DNS only
As you can see in the image, given below.
Step:4 Now Wait
After completing all these steps properly, all you need to do is relax.
You have to wait for some time for the DNS to get updated.
Sometimes it gets updated within 15-20 minutes, but in some cases, it may take up to 72 hours for DNS to get updated.
You can check back again by trying to access your WordPress or subdomain website.
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After Installing WordPress on Subdomain
I hope that you are able to access your WP dashboard. Now before getting started with your WP site, you need to do many settings in your dashboard.
So here in this article, I will share some basic settings that you must do in your WP site before getting started with it.
Add an attractive Theme
A website is more beautiful with a Theme. Hence, you should choose the best theme you can and add it to your dashboard.
There are both types of WP themes, Premium themes as well as Free themes. Now it is up to your budget, whether you want to go with premium or free.
I will always recommend you to use a premium theme, as it will load your website faster as they are light and this is going to help you in your website ranking.
I use the Affiliate Booster Premium Theme which is really very light in weight.
You will find multiple free themes in your WordPress dashboard when you visit Appearance>Themes>Add New.
If you want to add a custom theme, you can even do this, by simply clicking on the upload theme button at the top of that page.
Install Must have WP Plugins
You already know that Plugins are the most important section of your WP site, as it helps your website to work smarter etc.
Hence, you need to install some basic plugins, so that you don’t get problems in the future.
There are many WP plugins, but you don’t need to install them all, as more plugins will make your WP site slow, so be careful.
Here are some Must have WP Plugins to be installed:
Besides these plugins, there are many plugins and you can install them according to your requirements.
Install and Set up a Cache Plugin
This is also one of the most important settings, that you must do. Basically, here you have to install a cache plugin in your WP dashboard.
A cache plugin helps to make your website load fast and it also loads fast the images on a particular page, hence you should use it.
There are many cache plugins, but I use W3 Total Cache and my experience with it is Amazing.
You too can use this powerful cache plugin to make your website load fast as this also helps in the ranking of your website.
As Google doesn’t rank those websites on top, which has very slow.
After installing this plugin, you need to some settings, so that it can start its work.
To do W3 Total cache settings, watch this video.
Change Permalink format
This is one of the most important settings that you must do before publishing your article on your website.
This particular is going to affect your website’s SEO, so be careful with this.
So, all you need to do is go in the permalinks settings under the Settings section.
After coming on this page, you need to check the Post name option, then after doing this, just simply click on the save changes, as you can see in the image given below.
Once, you are done with this, you are all set. Now your blog post permalink or slug will come on your blog post title and it is good.
Why choose WordPress for your website?
WordPress is an open software and it is one of the biggest platforms, where you can make any type of website, it could be a blog, e-commerce, portfolio etc.
There are also many alternatives to WordPress, but the majority of people who want to build their website always choose WordPress, because for the following reasons.
1. Easy to Use
WordPress is the best platform to build your website and it is also very simple and easy to use, even for a complete beginner.
If you too are a beginner, then you don’t need to scare from the WordPress dashboard, it is as simple as 1,2,3.
The best about WordPress is that you can design and build your website without knowing to program it.
2. Availability of Themes and Plugins
This is also one of the important reasons that you must look.
There are many WP themes and plugins and you can use them according to your requirement. In WordPress, you can install any theme or a plugin easily.
Some alternatives of WordPress don’t even have an option to install plugins and that is the reason I will recommend you to choose WordPress.
3. You can do SEO
If you want to rank your WP website or a blog on Google, then you must optimize it by doing its’s SEO.
With WordPress, you can easily do SEO of your website and can rank it on Google.
All you can do is install an SEO plugin and it will guide you to do SEO for your whole website.
4. It is Secure
If you choose WordPress to build your website, then let me tell you that your website is very secure.
Along with the features mentioned above, WordPress also takes care of the security of WordPress and keeps it safe from all Hacker and spammers.
Benefits of a Subdomain
Creating a subdomain and making a website can be beneficial for you in many ways.
1. Helps in Ranking
If your main website that is your main domain is already ranking on Google and has good authority on Google and let me tell you that you are going to get benefits from this.
In this case, your subdomain website will index fast on Google and not only this, your main domain will also help your subdomain in ranking on Google.
2. Can create Multi/Micro Niche websites
With your main domain, you can create multiple subdomains and with those subdomains, you can create multiple or micro–niches websites.
For example: with your main domain you can create subdomains for your blog, store, app (for SAAS business), forum etc.
The traffic of a subdomain website is calculated as the traffic of the main domain.
If you have good traffic on your main website that is your main domain, this means that your subdomain also has the same traffic.
Isn’t it great?
FAQs on ‘Installing WordPress on Subdomain Hostinger’
1. Can we install WordPress on a subdomain?
The simple answer to this question is Yes, you can install WordPress on a subdomain.
You can create multiple subdomains of your main domain and install WordPress on any of the subdomains you want.
And that subdomain website will be your new website with a new WP dashboard.
2. Can we install WordPress in Hostinger?
Yes, you can install WordPress in Hostinger.
Not only in Hostigner you can install WordPress on any of the hosting providers.
In the case of Hostinger, you will get access to hPanel instead of cPanel.
So in the hPanel also, you can easily install WP after adding your domain to your Hostinger hosting.
3. Is the subdomain a separate website?
Yes, a subdomain is a completely separate website with a new WP dashboard.
Once you create a subdomain of your main domain, this means that you have created a new WP website on that subdomain.
4. Is WordPress free in Hostinger?
Yes, of course, you don’t have to pay a single dollar to install or access WordPress after purchasing the hosting of Hostinger.
Not only on Hostinger, on all the hosting providers, you don’t have to pay to install WP.
5. Do we need to install WordPress on each subdomain separately?
Yes, if you have created multiple subdomains of your main domain, then on all those subdomains you need to install WordPress separately.
Because all subdomains websites are separate websites, hence they have separate WordPress.
6. Does Google see the subdomains as separate websites?
The simple answer to this question is Yes.
Google sees every subdomain as a separate website.
If you have created multiple subdomains of your main domain, this means that you have created multiple websites of your main domain.
7. How many subdomains can I create in Hostinger?
So, if you are using a basic, premium, business or any plans of Hostinger. In all those plans, you can create up to 11 subdomains in Hostinger hosting.
So if you are a beginner or not, I think that this is sufficient for you.
8. Is it compulsory to create a subdomain?
The simple answer to this question is No.
It is compulsory that you need to create a subdomain of your main domain. Usually, people create a subdomain to make another website similar to that niche or something related to it.
So, it is totally up to you, if you wish to, then you can create.
Well, in this article I can only share this much value.
I hope that you have understood that How to Install WordPress on subdomain Hostinger and I am pretty sure that after reading this whole article you will take action.
After finishing all these works, you can now work on your subdomain WordPress website.
Now, it is up to you, how you optimize your website and make it SEO-friendly.