To get started, log in to your Admin Dashboard. Select “Sites” in the left navigation and click “Add Site” button. The form for adding a new site includes a few options, here’s everything you need to know about them:

Location

You can select a location for each of your sites. Choose a location closest to your user base.

Installation Name

The name of the installation will be shown in your Kinsta Dashboard, it won’t be visible to your visitors.

Should We Add A New WordPress Install?

Tick this box if you would like to add a new WordPress installation. In most cases you’ll want to tick this box.

Site Title
If you need a new installation, the site title allows you to set the title of your website. It will be visible to your visitors in a number of places including the browser tab and a number of other places depending on your theme.

Admin Username
You will use this to log in to your WordPress installation. You will be able to add new users later on. We recommend choosing something other than “admin” for the username for maximum security.

Admin Password
You will use this password to log in to your installation. We recommend using at least 8 characters including a number and a lower and uppercase letter.

Admin Email
WordPress uses the admin email address to send important notifications.

Select A Language

Select the language you would like to use WordPress in. You don’t have to write content in the same language as your WordPress interface so feel free to choose your native tongue even if you are writing content in English.

Multisite Installation

Tick this box if you would like to create a WordPress Multisite installation. Once selected you may choose between Subdomain and Subdirectory installs.

Install WooCommerce

If you are creating an ecommerce website WooCommerce is the most popular and best ecommerce plugin out there. Check this box to install it automatically.

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Completing The Process

When you’re ready, click on “Add” button. Creating the new site will take a few moments, you will receive a notification via the admin dashboard when it is ready.

Next step: How to add a domain to your install

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