Namecheap.com offers shared hosting. They give you a cpanel just like godaddy and others
Once you figure out how to
SSH (this is not enabled by default and you have to use the online chat, provide usernames and passwords to them and they will enable it). It will take 10 minutes before it
SSH will work once they enable it.
You then need to add your public key to them so you can
Now you need to install
WP-CLI. Here’s how.
SSH into their server, something like:
- you can find the server name by looking at your URL once you are logged into the cpanel
- don’t forget the port number (-p21098) for shared host
$ ssh email@example.com -p21098
Bam! You’re into their box.
Browse to your home directory
Should be something like
wp folder and
cd into it
$ mkdir wp $ cd wp
curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-pages/phar/wp-cli.phar
Go back to your home directory (where you just were) by using:
$ cd ../
Add aliases to .bashrc
If you don’t see it look for it using
$ ls -la
Open .bashrc in vim
$ vi .bashrc
.bashrc look similar to this (I added the 2 aliases)
# .bashrc # Source global definitions if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then . /etc/bashrc fi # User specific aliases and functions alias php='php -d suhosin.executor.include.whitelist=phar' alias wp='php ~/wp/wp-cli.phar'
Close and save
$ source .bashrc
Test if WP-CLI works with
If you get something similar to the following, your
WP-CLI was successful:
prompt$ wp --info (and you should get something like this:) PHP binary: /usr/selector/php-cli PHP version: 5.4.35 php.ini used: /usr/local/lib/php.ini WP-CLI root dir: phar://wp-cli.phar WP-CLI global config: WP-CLI project config: WP-CLI version: 0.17.1
Add WP-CLI tab completions
Go back into the
wp folder you created earlier and download this repo from github.com
curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/wp-cli/master/utils/wp-completion.bash
Then in your home directory add this to your
# .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc fi # Bash completions for wp-cli. (You can not use the ~/ shortcut for $HOME) source /home/codegod/wp/wp-completion.bash # User specific environment and startup programs PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin export PATH
- I just added the line above beginning with
- save with
- refresh with
$ source .bash_profile
And that’s it. You will have
WP-CLI and tab completing installed and working.
Test to make sure
Navigate to a folder you want to install WordPress on your remote namecheap shared hosting server.
Create the folder.
$ mkdir some-wordpress-project
cd into that folder
$ cd some-wordpress-project
Install core WordPress into that project
$ wp core download
If it works, you did it. Congrats!