We no longer recommend Cartika Hosting and would actively discourage people from using H-Sphere as their web hosting control panel. H-Sphere makes migrations difficult and expensive, even within H-Sphere.
Installing WordPress to Cartika hosting is no different than installing it on any other web host. The focus of this article is in showing the specific sequence of steps which needs to be done in order to quickly and properly install WordPress in Cartika's Control panel.
First login into your Control Panel. Use the login information you received when you account was created.
Create a database for your WordPress installation. Click the MySQL Server icon in your Control Panel home screen. Scroll down a little to see it, it's in Databases section.
Write down or copy the MySQL Server Host Name. You will need it to configure your WordPress installation.
Click Add database at the bottom of the MySQL Databases list.
Then enter the name of the database and write it down.
On the next screen enter the database User name, Password and set User role to dba. You can use some password generator to make a secure password. Write all of this down.
Now your database is ready to be used by WordPress.
Next steps are about putting WordPress on your site and configuring it.
Get the latest WordPress here and unpack in your computer.
Use the FTP login information you received when you account was created to login to your FTP and see a list of domains you have. Copy the unpacked WordPress installation into the desired site directory. In our screenshot it's the test.*****.com directory representing the domain of same name. We like to use FileZilla as an FTP client.
After it's uploaded, you can rename it to for example wp, so it's not so obvious where all of your WordPress files are located.
That's why we are putting it into subdirectory too. We like our WordPress in /wp and our images in /images, so the site's root directory is clear.
You need to create index.php with following content and copy it into your site root directory in order to have the WordPress installed is the subdirectory and accessible just with the domain name.
Now you can open the site via http://yourdomainname.com/wordpress-subdirectory to start the installation. It's http://test.******.com/wp in our case.
Prepare your paper with database host, database name, database user name and database user password. You will need it as you go through the installation.
- Enter your database information, press Submit and copy or write down your admin user account information. You will change it anyway, but you need it to get into your freshly installed WordPress.
That's it, your WordPress is running. Now go to
http://yourdomainname.com/wordpress-subdirectory/wp-adminto login into your WordPress administration interface.
Click Settings -> General in left-hand menu to change the WordPress URL.
Set Blog address (URL) to your domain name. That means you remove the /wp from there. This way, your site will be accessible via your domain name, the permalink structure is using your domain name as the base address, yet all the files are stored in some subfolder.
Click Miscellanious to adjust where your images are stored.
Store uploads in this folder:
Full URL path to files:
/imagesMake sure this directory exists in your site root folder.
Note that this step applies only if you are not planing to use our advanced post editor Foliopress WYSIWYG.
That's it, WordPress Installation is done.
Your WordPress login URL:
(you can create a redirection to this URL from something more simple like /admin with Redirection plugin)
Images will be stored in:
(instead of ugly default http://yourdomainname.com/wp-content/uploads)
Martin graduated as an engineer in Computer Science from Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. He grew up in Liptovský Mikuláš in northern Slovakia next to the beautiful Tatra mountains. He is the developer behind our FV Player.