There are many ways to go about in setting up a webpage with iPage. The most flexible and possibly easiest option is using a CMS software, like WordPress. WordPress is one of the most popular blog sites as it’s easy to use and fast to setup. Usually, it can take up to 30 minutes to set up WordPress with a hosting plan. However, with iPage’s 1-click installer feature, you can have a WordPress blog up and running in the amount of time it takes you to make a cup of coffee. Even if you’re a tech-illiterate, you’d find the process easy and hassle-free.

When you sign up for an iPage hosting plan, you’re given instant access to your iPage account with login details. So you can begin setting up your WordPress site right away without having to wait around. Once you receive your username and password, simply login to your iPage hosting vDeck control panel. It’s a very intuitive interface with user-friendly icons and it’s easy to navigate around and find what you’re looking for.

To setup WordPress, simply click on SimpleScripts, which is found under the Website section. There are lots of  other 1-click installs available for your website. What we need is to click on WordPress, found under the category Blogs.

After you’ve agreed to the SimpleScripts Terms of Services, simply click on the Install button to create a new WordPress site.

For Step 1, the newest version of WordPress would be selected. However, if you would like to install a previous version, you can do so by selecting it from the drop-down menu. Nevertheless, we will always recommend you to install the newest, stable version as it would have the newest features and security options.

Next, you can choose where to install your WordPress. If you have a lot of sites registered with iPage, then you can find them in the drop down menu box. If you want your site to be installed into the root directory, then leave the text box blank. For example if your site is called and you want the site to appear when people type in that URL, then you don’t need to enter anything in the text box. However, if you want people to get to the site by typing, then you would need to type ‘blog’ into the text box.

With Step 2, you give your site a name by checking the box. You would also need to create an Administrator username and password for your WordPress site so you can log in. Now, you can tick the box and have it to generate a random username and password for you. Obviously, don’t tick it if you want to come up with your own. What you do want to tick is Automatically create a new database. This will make WordPress installation a lot easier and efficient as it would automatically create a new database in MySQL.

Lastly in Step 3, make sure you take a look at the GPLv2 license agreement and tick the box to agree. Once this page is all filled out, hit the complete button. This will begin installation and takes less than two minutes.

You’d receive a message after installation that everything was setup successfully, and you will also receive an e-mail from SimpleScript confirming this.

What’s great about running SimpleScript, is that you can also quickly upgrade any existing WordPress site you’ve installed. This is great if you happen to manage a lot of WordPress sites and don’t want the trouble of logging into each one to check if you need an upgrade. By click on the Upgrade button, it will automatically detect if an upgrade is needed.

In short, the WordPress platform is the easiest way to get a site up. And with iPage and SimpleScript, it’s even easier and quicker to get it up and running without any problems or technical difficulties. If you wish to share any experiences you’ve had installing WordPress with iPage, let us know by commenting below.