Web Hosting: How to Install WordPress

All UK Cheapest Web Hosting and Website Builder packages come with one-click WordPress installation support. The installation process is not as complex as you might think!

To install WordPress as a client using Plesk Obsidian for Linux, follow these steps:

Log In to Plesk:

  • Open your web browser and navigate to your Plesk control panel URL provided in your Web Hosting Settings email (usually https://your-domain-or-IP:8443).
  • Log in with your client or administrator credentials.

Access Your Domain:

  • Once logged in, click on the “Websites & Domains” tab.

Select the Domain:

  • Choose the domain where you want to install WordPress.

Install WordPress:

  • Scroll down to the “Web Applications” section.
  • Click on “View” under the “WordPress” option.

Install WordPress:

  • On the WordPress page, click the “Install” button.

Configure WordPress Installation:

  • You will be prompted to configure your WordPress installation:
    • Choose the version of WordPress you want to install.
    • Select the domain where you want to install WordPress.
    • Set the directory where WordPress will be installed (usually leave it empty to install in the root directory).
    • Enter a name for your WordPress website.
    • Create an administrator username and password.
    • Provide an administrator email address.
    • Configure additional settings like language and database prefix if needed.

Install WordPress:

  • Click the “Install” button to begin the installation process.

Completion and Access:

  • Once the installation is complete, you will see a confirmation message.
  • You can now access your WordPress site by going to your domain URL (e.g., https://your-domain.co.uk).

Login to WordPress Admin:

  • To access the WordPress admin dashboard, go to https://your-domain.co.uk/wp-admin.
  • Log in using the administrator username and password you created during installation.

Start Building Your Website:

You can now start customising your WordPress website, installing themes, plugins, and creating content through the WordPress admin dashboard.

That’s it! You have successfully installed WordPress using Plesk Obsidian for Linux. You can now build and manage your website with ease.

Website Migration Service: Transfer Your Site and Email from Another Host

UK-Cheapest.co.uk proudly offers a specialised website migration service, ensuring a hassle-free transfer of your site from servers like cPanel to Plesk. Our skilled team is dedicated to executing this process with precision, minimising downtime, and preserving the integrity of your data.

The cost of our website migration service varies depending on the complexity and specific requirements of your site.

For straightforward, single database or static websites, we are pleased to offer this service at a low cost, ensuring a seamless transition with little financial burden.

However, for sites that are more intricate or for projects involving multiple websites, the process becomes more complex and requires a custom approach. In such cases, we provide a tailored quotation to reflect the additional resources and expertise needed.

Our goal is to deliver a top-tier migration service that aligns with the unique demands of each website, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition at a fair and transparent price.

With a focus on thoroughness and clear communication, we handle every aspect of the migration, from initial backups to post-transfer testing, ensuring a smooth transition for your online presence.

Trust UKC to deliver a seamless migration experience, reflecting our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How long does the website migration process take?

  • The duration of migration varies depending on the size and complexity of your website. Typically, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. We aim to minimise downtime and will provide you with a more accurate timeline once we assess your specific needs.

2. Will my website be offline during migration?

  • We strive to minimise downtime as much as possible. In most cases, your website will remain online during the migration process. Any necessary downtime will be brief and planned during off-peak hours to reduce impact.

3. Is my data safe during the migration process?

  • Absolutely. Data security is our top priority. We do not make any changes to the source data. The migration process makes a copy of your original data onto the target server.

4. Will my website’s performance be affected after migration?

  • Your website’s performance should not be negatively affected. In fact, many clients experience improved performance and loading speeds post-migration due to our optimised server configurations.

5. What do I need to provide for the migration process?

  • We will need access to your current hosting account and any relevant credentials. This includes FTP/SFTP details, database information, and your domain registrar if a DNS update is required. We handle all the technical aspects and keep you updated throughout the process.

Making Sense of Web Hosting for Your CMS Website

WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal Made Easy

Hello there! Are you considering stepping into the digital world with a website using WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal? If so, you’ve probably heard about ‘web hosting‘ and how crucial it is for your online journey. Don’t worry, though; you don’t need to be a tech expert to understand it. Let’s chat about web hosting for CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal in a way that’s easy to grasp and relevant to your needs.

What is Web Hosting?

Imagine web hosting as the foundation of your digital home. Just like a house needs land to sit on, your website needs a space on the internet. This space is provided by web hosting services. They store all the data of your website, making it accessible to anyone who types in your web address. Pretty neat, right?

Why Do CMS Websites Need Hosting?

CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are fantastic tools for building websites. They offer templates and plugins to make web design a breeze, even for beginners. But, to bring these websites to life and make them accessible to the world, you need web hosting.

Types of Web Hosting for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal

  1. Shared Hosting: This is like living in an apartment building. You have your own space, but you share resources like power and water with your neighbors. Shared hosting is cost-effective and suitable for small to medium websites, making it a popular choice for beginners.
  2. VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting: Imagine a townhouse complex. You have more space and fewer neighbors compared to an apartment. A VPS provides more resources and better performance than shared hosting, perfect for growing websites that need more oomph.
  3. Dedicated Hosting: This is like having a standalone house. All the resources are exclusively yours. It’s powerful and offers maximum control, ideal for large, high-traffic websites.

Choosing the Right Hosting for Your CMS

  • Budget-Conscious? Go for Shared Hosting. If you’re just starting out or have a small website, shared hosting is a great choice. It’s affordable and provides all the basics you need.
  • Need More Power? Choose VPS Hosting. If your website is growing and you need more resources (like bandwidth and storage), a VPS is a step up. It handles more traffic and offers better performance.
  • Running a Big Website? Dedicated Hosting is Your Friend. If you have a high-traffic site or need advanced customization and security, dedicated hosting gives you the power and flexibility you need.

UKC: Your Partner in Web Hosting for CMS

At UKC, we understand the importance of finding the right hosting for your CMS website. That’s why we offer a range of hosting solutions tailored to fit WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal sites.

  • Easy to Manage: Our hosting platforms come with user-friendly control panels, making it easy to manage your website.
  • Reliable Performance: We ensure your website is fast, secure, and always online.
  • Scalable Solutions: As your website grows, our hosting can grow with you. Upgrade your plan anytime.
  • Expert Support: Our friendly team is here to help you every step of the way. Got a question? Just reach out!


Web hosting might seem complicated at first, but it’s really just the home for your website. Whether you’re using WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, getting the right hosting is key to your website’s success. And with options for every type of website and budget, you’re sure to find a hosting solution that fits your needs. So, are you ready to take your CMS website to the next level? With UKC, you have a partner ready to help you make your mark in the online world.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Embarking on the journey of creating a CMS website, whether it’s with WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, can often lead to several questions, especially regarding web hosting. Let’s dive into some of these queries to help you better understand the world of web hosting for your CMS platform.

What exactly is CMS web hosting, and why do I need it for my WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal site? CMS web hosting provides the necessary server space and technology for your Content Management System (CMS) website, whether it’s WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal. It’s essential because, without it, your website cannot be accessed online. It stores all your website content and ensures that it’s available to visitors around the clock.

How does shared hosting work for a CMS website? Shared hosting for a CMS website is like renting an apartment in a large building. You have your own space (website) but share resources like bandwidth and server storage with other websites. It’s a cost-effective option for smaller websites or those just starting out with CMS platforms like WordPress or Joomla.

I’ve heard about VPS hosting. Is it better than shared hosting for a Drupal site? VPS, or Virtual Private Server hosting, is a step up from shared hosting. It’s like moving from an apartment to a townhouse. You still share the property with others, but you have more space and resources. It’s a great option if your Drupal site has outgrown shared hosting and needs more resources or better performance.

What are the advantages of dedicated hosting for a CMS website? Dedicated hosting is like owning a standalone house, where all the resources of the server are dedicated to your CMS website. This means you get maximum performance, security, and customization. It’s ideal for large-scale websites or businesses with high traffic and specific hosting requirements.

Can I upgrade my hosting plan as my CMS website grows? Absolutely! One of the great advantages of web hosting services is their scalability. You can start with a basic shared hosting plan for your CMS website and upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting as your website grows in traffic and complexity. This ensures your hosting plan always matches your website’s needs.

Addressing these questions can help demystify the options available in web hosting for CMS platforms, making it easier for you to choose the right path for your website’s needs, whether you’re starting with a small blog or planning for a high-traffic business site.

WordPress Upgrade Service

Having problems updating your WordPress site?
Worried your site might break after upgrading?
Want to outsource the task to WordPress experts?

An outdated version of WordPress or any of its associated plugins leaves your site and server at increased risk of malicious hackers and spammers.

Updating WordPress can be scary. If you need an upgrade or your site is very old, you want it done properly and without risk then our WordPress Experts are the solution you are looking for.

Why you need to upgrade your WordPress blog?

  • An outdated version of WordPress leaves your blog at greater risk of hacker attacks.
  • It is vital that your WordPress has all of the latest security updates applied
  • Major releases of WordPress contain the latest improvements and features
  • Outdated, obsolete and inactive WordPress plugins and themes pose security risks.

Upgrade WordPress Service

What’s included…

  • We perform a full backup of your site files and WordPress database
  • We remove all obsolete and vulnerable WordPress core files
  • We update your WordPress to the latest core files (currently 4.6.x)
  • We manually update all of your outdated WordPress plugins
  • Remove inactive, obsolete, and vulnerable WordPress plugins.
  • Manual upgrade of WordPress default themes
  • Removal of inactive WordPress themes.
  • We remove all compromised files and malicious code
  • We fully test your updated site, plugins, and theme to ensure full functionality
  • We will maintain and update your site on demand for 12 months

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Protect against WordPress Pingback Vulnerability

How to Neutralise a Pingback DDOS Attack

sshThe WordPress Pingback Vulnerability is used to maliciously attack your WordPress site via the Pingback service.

If the attack is heavy enough then not only will your site be seriously slowed if not inaccessible) but your server will also be overloaded with requests thus risking your shared hosting account altogether.

This type of attack is usually instigated via a botnet of many hundreds (if not thousands) of different IP addresses so a simply blocking the IP address of the attacker is not practical.

If you are under attack right now then there are actions you can take to minimise (if not nullify) the effect of attack.

Disable the WordPress XMLRPC Service

We can do this by adding a “deny” to “xmlrpc.php” in your .htaccess file. This will disable the your WordPress site from participating with the pingback requests.

Add the following to the top of your .htaccess file:

<files xmlrpc.php>
order deny, allow
deny from all

The attack will now have less effect on your server load.

Once the attack is over, you may remove deny code if you need XMLRPC services active on your WordPress site. There’s a 95% chance you can leave it there with no noticeable effect at all.

Blocking the DDOS Attack using CSF

If you use CSF, you may still want to block the IP addresses of the attacking botnet. It’s quite easy to do.

Here is a bash one-liner that will do the job for you in real-time:

tail -f /var/www/vhosts/yourdomain.com/logs/access_log | grep "\"WordPress/" | grep -v "POST " | awk '{print $1}' | while read IP; do /usr/sbin/csf -td $IP 7d BlockPingback; done

There is some satisfaction in having the IPs permanently blocked. You can add the resulting IP block to your deny files on all servers and accounts.

It does make sense as all the attacking WordPress sites are clearly compromised and will no longer be a problem (for you at least) if permanently blocked from your server.