Update: We now have an entire quick mini series with video tutorials on how to install and user WordPress. See the series here: https://studentwebhosting.com/courses/wordpress-setting-up-beginners/
We provide a program which makes it very easy to install third party scripts to your hosting account. If you want your website to have a WordPress blog, you can use Simple Scripts to install WordPress to the root of your site or to a subdirectory.
cPanel Software / Services section where Simple Scripts icon is located
Navigate to the Software / Services section inside cPanel. Click the Simple Scripts icon. This will display the page where the third party scripts can be installed from.
You can upload your website files to your hosting account via a mechanism known as "FTP", which stands for file transfer protocol.
If you don't already have an FTP account, you will need to create one via the "FTP Accounts" cPanel module. Note that FTP account logins are separate from you cPanel login.
In general the following settings are required for most FTP programs in order to connect and upload your website files
Hostname: Your Domain name or IP Address
Port: (Usually port 21)
You can use many different programs to upload your website files from your computer to your webhost. Below is a list of several programs on different platforms
Navigate to your domain name and test your website.
To backup your files and folders you can use the Site Backup and Restore tool, located in the Files category within your cPanel.
Login to your StudentWebHosting account.
Click the Site Backup & Restore tool.
Select the "Backup" tab.
Click "Full cPanel Backup"
Choose the date of the backup you wish to use
Choose if you will use "TAR (.tar)" or "ZIP (.zip)" archive