Setup a WordPress application on your server. Run themes and plugins from the WP ecosystem. Multisite not supported. For server features, refer to the  WordPress FAQ.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Point your domain to the server

The first step is create an A-record at your domain registrar.

This enables you to access your server in any browser at your web domain.

Please note that it can take up to 72 hours for a domain to propagate throughout the internet to a server, although it usually happens much sooner.

We can’t set up your FREE SSL certificate until this step is completed.

2. Obtain your server’s details

A. Login to the Hosting Portal

In your Dashboard under Services, find your WordPress server.

We offer 24×7×365 support

If you cannot see the WordPress server service you ordered or the server is not active, please open a support ticket.

B. Click the Manage option

This is the button in the last column under Services.

Here is the next screen that will display: 

C. Click Statistics in the menu

Your private and confidential server root password and IP address is in Statistics.

Security Alert

Never disclose, email, or publish your password to anyone, including HostJane staff in support tickets. Our technicians have safe access inside secure datacenters if they need this.

Below is a example screenshot of the Application Information.

In this example, the server link is: https://123.456.789.1/wp-admin/

The first set of numbers before the /wp-admin/ is your server IP address.

In this example case the IP is: 123.456.789.1

Your Server Link

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/wp-admin/

For security, HostJane does not send this to you by email.

You must login to your hosting account to review these credentials.

3. Ignore the browser warning

Open a fresh browser window and paste the link

Hit Enter.

B. Find the HTTPS warning

The warning can be safely ignored.

It will look slightly different depending on which browse you're using. In Chrome it may appear like this:

In Mozilla Firefox, it may look like this:

Click the Advanced or Add Exception link to accept the warning and proceed to the unsafe page.

A security dialog box will open.

Enter the username and password credentials into the box, as found in Statistics.

Click Sign in or Enter.

Why is there a warning?

HostJane cannot configure an SSL certificate (HTTPS://) for an IP address on its own. We need to wait until your domain is pointing to the server, and then assign your FREE SSL certificate to your domain.

Until your domain's A-record is setup, whenever you access your server by HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.

Your server comes with a self-signed SSL certificate.

If you access the server link using HTTP://, you will not see the warning. 

C. How to remove the SSL warning

Once your domain's A-record is successfully pointing to your server, HostJane can install your FREE SSL certificate to remove the warning.

Request your FREE SSL certificate

Open a support ticket after your domain is pointed correctly to your server.

You can check when propagation is successful by doing a DNS lookup of your domain's A-record.

Please note that we can only install an SSL certificate on a top-level domain (TLD)

For example: https://www.yourdomain.TLD, where the TLD could be .com, .net, .org, .ca, or any TLD available.

HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.

4. Access the WordPress Installer

After passing the security dialog, you will see your server’s WordPress Installer for the latest version of WordPress.

Click Continue

It’s a simple 2-step process.

All of the database credentials are already securely completed by HostJane for you.

You will need to enter:

  1. Name of your site;
  2. Your email
  3. A new, unique username and password for your /wp-admin/ backend. 


Don't use an easy password

Use HostJane’s strong password generator to choose a secure, random password for your site.

You will see a success message in the browser.

5. Login to WordPress

Login to your new site with the username and password you created in the previous step, and hit Login

You will then be forwarded to the WordPress Dashboard where you can manage your WordPress site.

6. Configure the WordPress URL

Your new site runs the latest version of WordPress.

Navigate to Settings > General Settings to enter YourDomain.com as the site title.

Replace your server IP address for the WordPress and Site URL.


WordPress tutorials

Find a WordPress developer on the HostJane Marketplace for consultation and help creating your new WordPress site.

HostJane will support 24/7 server infrastructure and maintenance issues. However, WordPress development / design is not offered by our support team.