Installing a Content Management System (CMS)
By far the most popular option for setting up a new website is to opt for a popular Content Management System (CMS). They easy to use and there’s a large array of online tutorials, custom themes and plugins, and most important of all there are auto-installers within your cPanel service!
There are many different CMS platforms, but the most popular include; WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. If you’re after a shopping cart, take a look at the likes of Magento and CSCart.
Each of these options (and many others!) are easy to install via your cPanel:
- Log in to your cPanel service.
- Click on the Softaculous or Installatron Apps Installer icon.
- Select the CMS you’re after and follow the installation prompts.
We have some more in-depth guides for installing popular Content Management Systems:
- Install WordPress using our app installers
- Install Joomla using our app installers
- Install a shopping cart using our app installers
- Install Magento using our app installers
Once you have finished the installation of your new CMS, it’s a case of logging into its administrator panel and working your way through to discover it’s options. Please be sure to keep your CMS up to date, this means ensuring you complete any updates to the CMS, themes and plugins when they are released.
There are plenty of online tutorials available using a Google search, themes to install to customise the look of your website, and many plugins to add additional features you may need.
Please note: whilst VentraIP supplies these CMS options via the Softaculous and Installatron App Installers, we don’t provide extended support for these applications. This doesn’t mean we cannot provide some basic advice if you get stuck!