Installing WordPress on Everleap

Here is a step-by-step guide to install WordPress on your Everleap site.


PHP is not enabled by default on Everleap, so follow the instructions here to enable PHP for your account.  
Next, create a MySQL database:
  • Log in to the Everleap Control Panel.
  • In the "Databases" drown down menu on top, click the "MySQL" link.
  • Click the "Create MySQL Database" button.
  • Enter the "Database Name," "Database User" and "Disk Space Quota" fields (we recommend setting Disk Space Quota to at least 50 MB).
  • Click the "Create Database" button.
  • Click the "Manage" link next to the newly created database.
  • Make note of the information in the "General Information" box, you'll need it for the WordPress configuration.
  • Your database password is initially set to be the same as your Control Panel password. Use the "Edit" link to change it if you wish.

Installing WordPress:
  • Download the .zip file from WordPress.
  • Extract the contents of the zip file to your desktop.
  • Create a web.config file with the following XML markup and place it in the root directory. This will cause the index.php file to load automatically:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <trust level="Full" />
    <!-- Set the default document -->
        <remove value="index.php" />
        <add value="index.php" />
      <directoryBrowse enabled="false" />

Alternately, you can set the Default Document through Control Panel by following these instructions.
  • Use an FTP client to upload the files to your Everleap account. Make sure you place them in the /site/wwwroot directory.
  • If your domain name is already pointing to Everleap, go to your domain in a web browser to start the WordPress Installation Wizard. If your domain name is not yet pointing to Everleap, use the Secondary URL found in the Control Panel under Sites > Overview > General Information.
  • Click the "Create a Configuration File" button.
  • Click the "Let’s go!" Button.
  • Enter the "Database Name," "User Name," "Password" and "Database Host" information you noted when you created the database. Add or change the "Table Prefix" if you’d like (not required).
  • Click the "Submit" button.
  • Click the "Run the install" button.
  • Complete the "Site Title," "Username," "Password" and "Your E-mail" fields.
  • Click the "Install WordPress" button.
  • That’s it! Click the "Log In" button to start using WordPress.

You can see a demo of WordPress running on Everleap by visiting our blog. The Everleap blog runs on the same servers that our customers use.