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WordPress VPS Set Up

For WPjane and janeVPS WordPress users

This guide serves all users with a VPS server running WordPress at HostJane, including WPjane 1-4 and janeVPS with WordPress users. Although the underlying server technology is different, the VPS set up process is the same for all cases.

How to point your domain to your server

So people can find your website online by typing your domain name in browsers and search engines, you have to point your domain to your WordPress server.

To point your domain, you need to create an A-Record at your registrar.

After you have finished pointing your domain, requests in browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox will pull up your website on all devices.

So pointing your domain should be first on your list of priorities, unless you don’t want to be found online and intend to build your site privately.

Free SSL certificate

HostJane cannot begin to set up your free SSL certificate until the domain name that you are using with your server is successfully pointing at the server.

A short wait

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.

Note that DNS Propagation can interfere with your HTTPS:// padlock showing green until the domain in completely propagated.

How to access your new WordPress server

1. After purchase, login to My HostJane.

WordPress-dashboard-MyHostJane

Click Manage next to your service.

2. Look for the Statistics page in the left hand column of the Manage dashboard.

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3. Inside Statistics you will find the IP address of your server, root password, WordPress /wp-admin/ username and password details.

Sample screenshot of the Application Information.

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For your security we don’t send this by email. You you need to login to your secure SSL-encrypted My HostJane account to review the credentials.

4. Copy and paste the WordPress installer link from Statistics into a fresh browser window.

The installer address (as seen next to red arrow above) will look as follows, but will have your server’s IP address:

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/wp-admin/

Replace Your Server’s IP with your WordPress server’s IP as found in Statistics

For example:

https://123.456.789.1/wp-admin

Accessing the WordPress Installer

5. After copying the installer link into a new browser window, you will see a HTTPS warning.

Before we can set up your free SSL certificate, your server comes with a self-signed certificate. This means that you can access your WordPress installation by HTTP://, but when accessing via HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.

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This warning is expected because we can’t configure an SSL certificate for an IP address. But it’s safe to ignore. Click the Advanced button in the browser to add an exception.

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A security dialog box will open.

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

Click Sign in or Enter.

How to remove the SSL warning

Once your domain has successfully pointed to the server, open a support ticket and we will install your free SSL certificate on the server, which will be accessible at:

https://www.yourdomain.TLD

TLD means top-level domain, and can stand for any domain like .com, .net. .org, or any other TLD. HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.

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

WordPress-installer-step1

Click Continue

It’s a simple 2-step process.

All of the database credentials are already securely completed by HostJane for you, so you just need to enter the name of your site, your email, and create a new, unique username and password for your /wp-admin/ backend.

WordPress-installer-step2

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

You will see a success message in the browser.

WordPress-installer-step3

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

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You will then be forwarded to the WordPress Dashboard where you can begin to build your new super-fast WordPress site.

It will be running the very latest version of WordPress, and at time of writing, usually default TwentySeventeen theme.

This can all be customized in Dashboard > Appearance

Important — Update general settings in /wp-admin/

You will want to update Settings > General Settings to configure YourDomain.com, replacing your server IP address for the WordPress and Site URL.

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In-depth WordPress tutorials are outside the scope of this guide, and not offered by our support team whose job it is to keep your WordPress server up all the time, and running ultra-fast.

Updated on October 26, 2018

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