Setting Up WordPress on a Subdomain in Hostinger

Step-by-step guide to hosting WordPress on a subdomain with Hostinger


WordPress is a powerful content management system that allows you to create and manage your own website. It’s a great option for small businesses, bloggers, and anyone else who wants to get their website up and running quickly and easily.

One of the benefits of using WordPress is that it’s very versatile. You can use it to create a variety of different types of websites, from simple blogs to complex e-commerce stores. And, because it’s open source, there’s a huge community of developers who create plugins and themes that you can use to customize your website.

Benefits of Hosting WordPress on Hostinger’s Subdomain Service

There are many benefits to hosting WordPress on Hostinger’s subdomain service. First, it’s free to use. Second, it’s easy to set up. Third, it’s reliable and secure. And fourth, it gives you access to a variety of features that can help you improve your website’s performance.

If you’re looking for a way to get your WordPress website up and running quickly and easily, then Hostinger’s subdomain service is a great option. It’s free, easy to use, and reliable. And, it gives you access to a variety of features that can help you improve your website’s performance.

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2. Domain Name Registered with Hostinger

To host WordPress on Hostinger’s subdomain service, you’ll need a domain name registered with them. If you don’t already have one, you can easily register a new domain through Hostinger’s domain registration service. It’s like getting a personalized address for your website, making it easy for people to find you online. Just imagine your website as a house, and the domain name is the address that leads visitors to your doorstep.

Creating a Subdomain

3. Assigning the Subdomain

Once you’ve created your subdomain, it’s time to assign it to the desired domain name. This is like giving your subdomain an address on the internet. 🏠

In the “Subdomain” field, enter the name you want for your subdomain. For example, if you want to create a subdomain for your blog, you could enter “blog”.

Then, from the dropdown menu next to “Domain”, select the domain name you want to assign the subdomain to. This should be the domain name that you registered with Hostinger.

Once you’re done, click “Add Subdomain”. ⚡️

And voila! Your subdomain is now created and assigned to your domain name. You’re one step closer to hosting your WordPress website on a subdomain.

Section Four: Installing WordPress on the Subdomain

4. Configure Installation Settings

Now, it’s time to get WordPress up and running on your subdomain. Head over to the “Auto Installer” section in hPanel, a tool that makes installing applications a breeze. From the list of available applications, select WordPress. 💡

Next, you’ll need to configure the installation settings. Choose the subdomain you created earlier, and set up a username and password for your WordPress site. These credentials will give you access to the WordPress dashboard, where you can manage your website’s content and settings. 🔑

Accessing the WordPress Dashboard 🌐

Once you’ve installed WordPress on your subdomain, it’s time to dive into the heart of your website! To access the WordPress dashboard, simply type in the subdomain URL followed by “/wp-admin” in your browser’s address bar. You’ll be greeted with a login page where you can enter the username and password you created during the installation process.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll find yourself in the WordPress dashboard, a command center where you can customize your website’s settings and content. It’s like the cockpit of your website, giving you full control over everything from design to functionality.


Configuring DNS Settings 🌐

Once you’ve installed WordPress on your subdomain, it’s crucial to update the DNS records for your subdomain to point to Hostinger’s servers. This step ensures that when visitors type in your subdomain’s address, they’re directed to your WordPress website.

To do this, you’ll need to edit the DNS records for your domain name at your domain registrar. The specific steps may vary depending on your registrar, but generally, you’ll need to:

  1. Log in to your domain registrar’s account.
  2. Navigate to the DNS settings for your domain name.
  3. Create a new A record for your subdomain and point it to Hostinger’s server IP address.

Once you’ve updated your DNS records, it will take some time for the changes to propagate throughout the internet. This process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. While you wait, your website may not be accessible.

Tip: If you’re not comfortable editing DNS records yourself, you can contact Hostinger’s support team for assistance.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

7. Contacting Hostinger Support for Assistance

If you encounter any difficulties while setting up WordPress on your subdomain, don’t hesitate to reach out to Hostinger’s support team. They’re available 24/7 to provide assistance and resolve any issues you may face.

“A friendly reminder: Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Hostinger’s support team is just a click away, ready to lend a helping hand. Don’t let technical hiccups hold you back from building your dream WordPress website.” 🤝

Optimizing WordPress Performance ⚡

When your WordPress website is blazing fast, it’s like giving your visitors a VIP pass to a world of seamless browsing. 🏎️💨 To achieve this, consider installing caching plugins. They act like little elves behind the scenes, storing frequently accessed data so your website loads at lightning speed. ⚡️

And don’t forget about HTTPS! It’s like a security blanket for your website, encrypting data and keeping it safe from prying eyes. 🛡️ By enabling HTTPS, you’re not only protecting your visitors’ information but also boosting your website’s credibility. 🏆


“Hosting WordPress on a subdomain with Hostinger is like having a slice of the web pie, without the hassle of managing a whole domain.” 🥧

We’ve covered the ins and outs of setting up WordPress on a subdomain in Hostinger. From creating the subdomain to installing WordPress and configuring DNS settings, we’ve got you covered.

Remember, using a subdomain is a great way to organize your WordPress websites, keep them separate from your main domain, and experiment with different themes and plugins without affecting your primary site.

“So, why wait? Dive into the world of subdomains and give your WordPress websites the boost they deserve with Hostinger!” 🚀

About David Damstra

Business Leader and Business Developer, Project Manager and Full Stack Developer & Designer Creative Director, Brand Guardian, Minister of Company Culture Co-Author of Professional WordPress. Currently in Third Edition. Seasoned web developer using practical technology to rapidly create standards compliant dynamic websites. Experienced with web development, software development and systems and network management and consulting.