Creating a WordPress blog

Publish your WordPress blog or website in just a few minutes. You won't have to worry about installation and technical information.


Using WordPress to create a blog

WordPress is a market leader among open-source content management systems. It is hugely popular as it is easy to use, highly customisable, and offers high-quality services to improve SEO ranking. Around 25% of websites on the internet are built using this system.

WordPress is a full application you can use to publish your content online with ease. Since it's so simple to use, you can modify your website's content via a control panel, without needing any technical knowledge.

The WordPress blog will become a place for exchanging information, where website visitors can post comments at the bottom of each article.

The advantages of the WordPress CMS

Easy to use


Designed for users without any technical expertise, and for expert web developers, too.

Customisation


Thousands of themes/extensions to download, so that you can create a unique, highly responsive WordPress website.


Community 


Known as a platform for users to share information and help one another, visit the official forum for your future optimisations, and discover new plugins.

SEO 


The WordPress platform will boost your content, and improve your SEO ranking. The SEO plugins add advanced features, improving your organic SEO ranking


Publish a website with WordPress in just 3 steps

Want to create a WordPress blog? It's easy, just follow this tutorial:

1

Choose a web hosting plan and link it to a domain name.

2

Install WordPress using a 1-click module.

3

Configure WordPress
Choose a template and edit your first articles.



1 - Order a web hosting plan

With a web hosting plan, you can create your website at an unbeatable price, and make it ad-free, too. This way you can maintain your website without being dependent on a web platform.

To get WordPress and discover all of its advantages, sign up to the OVH Professional web hosting plan. Reserve your domain name now - it's free* with a web hosting plan.

Personal plan


1 domain name
100 GB disk space
10 email addresses
Unlimited traffic

1.99
ex. VAT/month

Professional plan


1 domain name
250 GB disk space
100 email addresses
Unlimited traffic

4.99
ex. VAT/month

Performance


1 domain name
500 GB disk space
1000 email addresses
Unlimited traffic

9.99
ex. VAT/month

Domain name creation and transfer free for the first year, then renewals charged at the annual price of the extension chosen from the following list: com , net , biz , info , org , name , fr , re , eu , be , es , it , de , at , co.uk , me.uk , org.uk , nl , us , ca , cz , ch , in , lt , dk , pm , so , se , yt , tf , wf , pt , pl , ovh , xyz

Included with your web hosting plan

OVH will host your WordPress website on an optimised platform. Since it's ready to use, you won't need to worry about installations or technical updates to create your professional WordPress website.

PHP 7 + FPM
Load your pages up to 7 times faster, with the FPM feature (FastCGI Process Manager) activated by default, and the very latest PHP versions.
SSL
For more security and performance, choose DV, OV or EV SSL certificates.
Anti-DDoS
With our exclusive anti-DDoS solution, OVH will ensure that your web hosting plan remains accessible permanently, even in the event of an attack!
Private SQL
Create as many databases as you like, combining scalability, performance and freedom in terms of configuration.
Backup and restoration
To protect your website from the unexpected, every web hosting plan contains a backup option.
Multi-domain management
The multi-sites option allows you to host several websites on the same web hosting plan.

2 - Install WordPress

You won't lose time downloading WordPress files and installing them manually on a server - with OVH, you can install a WordPress module for free. A database will be created automatically, for you to store all of your content. In the order process for a web hosting plan, there will be a step for choosing a CMS; choose WordPress from the module list.
WordPress web hosting
If you are already using an OVH web hosting plan, go to the "Web Hosting" section of your Control Panel. With just one click, you can install WordPress on your website.

3 - Configure WordPress

First, you will receive a confirmation email containing essential information such as the link for you to access your admin interface (for the module), and the credentials you will need to use. When you first log in, give your website a title, and you're ready to get started!
WordPress dashboard
  • Get started by choosing a graphic charter that reflects your image in the "Appearance" menu. The community offers a range of downloadable WordPress themes, some of which are available free of charge, others at a price. Filter your theme search by popularity and features, and find the right choice for your website.
  • Showcase your business or blog by creating pages. All you'll need to do now is write your first articles. Use the toolbar to improve the layout of your text, and make it more reader-friendly.
  • Search for extensions to optimise comment management, improve page performance and improve your blog's security.


Not sure which CMS to choose? See the full list of modules we offer for creating a website.

FAQ

Can OVH help me configure my WordPress blog?

We ensure that the module you have selected is optimally installed. However, we cannot provide support in terms of using and configuring it. If you need support in this regard, you can refer to the official documentation supplied by the modules: https://docs.ovh.com:51043/gb/en/hosting/web_hosting_web_hosting_modules/

Large communities for each project will support you in both technical and stylistic aspects.

Can I install the module manually?

Absolutely! You can install WordPress yourself on your web hosting plan.