Install the Caddy Web Server From Source for License Compliance on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Published on: Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 1:04 pm EST

In September of 2017, the Caddy EULA was changed and all Caddy instances run by businesses and personal web sites that conduct commerce require a commercial license to the Caddy downloaded binary. This tutorial helps customers who want to install the Caddy web server in compliance with the new EULA. At the time of writing, when compiling Caddy from source and creating your own binary, a paid license is not required whether you are a business or conduct commerce on your personal web site. It is important to review the latest EULA for compliance before following the steps in this tutorial.

Features:

  • Short, easily understandable configuration
  • Built with Go
  • Extensible logging
  • Extremely fast static file delivery
  • Dynamic site & proxy support
  • Internal configuration checker
  • Static binary
  • Uses Mozilla's recommended modern ciphers by default
  • MITM (man in the middle) detection
  • SNI (server name indicator) support
  • Automatic Let's Encrypt certificate generation/retrieval/renewal
  • OCSP support
  • Virtual hosts support
  • Markdown2html rendering support
  • Built-in HTTP/2, QUIC & Websocket support
  • Load balancing, reverse proxying & SSL termination support

Prerequisites

System Update

Log in as a regular user who has permission to use the sudo command. Update the system as follows.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt autoremove -y

Install Caddy From Source

Download the latest release version of the Caddy web server source code. This contains no third-party plugins for Caddy.

go get -u github.com/mholt/caddy/caddy && go get -u github.com/caddyserver/builds && cd go/src/github.com/mholt/caddy/caddy

Optional: If you require the third-party tls.dns.vultr dnsproviders plugin, copy the following. This will download both the Caddy source code and the third-party tls.dns.vultr dnsproviders plugin if you wish to use it.

go get -u github.com/mholt/caddy/caddy && go get -u github.com/caddyserver/builds && go get -u github.com/caddyserver/dnsproviders/vultr && cd go/src/github.com/mholt/caddy/caddy && sed -i '38i\\t_ "github.com/caddyserver/dnsproviders/vultr"' caddymain/run.go

Compile the caddy binary. This will take less than a minute to compile.

go run build.go

Check the version and plugin list of the caddy binary.

./caddy -version && ./caddy -plugins

Copy the Caddy binary located in ~/go/src/github.com/mholt/caddy/caddy/ to the /usr/bin directory and change the directory back to root of your user directory.

sudo cp caddy /usr/bin/ && cd

Create the caddy.service systemd file in the /etc/systemd/system/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c "echo -e '[Unit]\nAfter=network-online.target\nDescription=Caddy HTTP/2 web server\nDocumentation=https://caddyserver.com/docs\nWants=network.target\n\n[Service]\nAmbientCapabilities=CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE\nCapabilityBoundingSet=CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE\nEnvironment=CADDYPATH=/etc/ssl/caddy\n## Environment=VULTR_API_KEY=XXXXXXXX ##Uncomment and add your Vultr API (API tab on the Settings page) if using the Vultr DNS Manager to handle DNS for your VPS instance.\nExecReload=/bin/kill -USR1 $MAINPID\nExecStart=/usr/bin/caddy -agree=true -conf=/etc/caddy/caddy.conf -quic -root=/var/tmp\nGroup=www-data\nKillMode=mixed\nKillSignal=SIGQUIT\nLimitNOFILE=1048576\nLimitNPROC=512\nNoNewPrivileges=true\nPrivateDevices=true\nPrivateTmp=true\nProtectHome=true\nProtectSystem=full\nReadWriteDirectories=/etc/ssl/caddy\nRestart=on-abnormal\nTimeoutStopSec=5s\nUser=www-data\n\n[Install]\nWantedBy=multi-user.target' > /etc/systemd/system/caddy.service"

Create the /etc/caddy/ directory, which will contain the Caddy web server configuration file; the /etc/ssl/caddy/ directory, which will contain the Let's Encrypt certificates; the /usr/share/caddy/ directory, which will contain the sample html file; and the /var/log/caddy/ directory, which will contain the Caddy web server logs, using the mkdir command. Change the group ownership to the www-data group using the chown command to the /etc/ssl/caddy/ and /var/log/caddy/ directories. Remove world executable, readable and writable permissions, using the chmod command to secure the /etc/ssl/caddy/ directory.

sudo mkdir -p {/etc/{caddy/conf.d,ssl/caddy},/usr/share/caddy,/var/log/caddy} && sudo chown www-data /etc/ssl/caddy/ /var/log/caddy/ && sudo chmod 750 /etc/ssl/caddy/

Enable the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl daemon-reload && sudo systemctl enable caddy

Configure The Caddy Web Server

Each section below explains how to configure Caddy for different scenarios. You may use these for reference and skip to the section that meets your requirements.

Setup Caddy To Display Static HTML Pages (Non-SSL)

Create a basic, root level configuration template file named caddy.conf in the /etc/caddy/ directory, which uses an import for the actual vhost configuration file for a sample static HTML web site named example.com.conf in the /etc/caddy/conf.d/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "import conf.d/*.conf" > /etc/caddy/caddy.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "example.com:80 {\n\tredir http://www.example.com{url}\n}\nwww.example.com:80 {\n\terrors /var/log/caddy/example.com-error.log\n\timport header.protection\n\tlog /var/log/caddy/example.com-access.log\n\troot /var/www/html/\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/example.com.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "header / {\n\tX-XSS-Protection \"1; mode=block\"\n\tX-Content-Type-Options \"nosniff\"\n\tX-Frame-Options \"SAMEORIGIN\"\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/header.protection'

Create the /var/www/html directory and create a simple index.html inside using the echo command.

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html && sudo su -c 'echo -e "<!DOCTYPE html>"\\n"<head>"\\n\\t"<meta charset="utf-8">"\\n\\t"<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">"\\n\\t"<title>Static HTML Page"\\n\\t"</title>"\\n\\t"<meta name="description" content="">"\\n\\t"<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">"\\n"</head>"\\n"<body>"\\n\\t"<p>Caddy is working."\\n\\t"</p>"\\n"</body>"\\n"</html>" > /var/www/html/index.html'

Start the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl start caddy

Open your web browser to the FQDN (example.com) of your VPS instance.

Setup Caddy To Display Static HTML Pages (SSL)

Create a basic, root level configuration template file named caddy.conf in the /etc/caddy/ directory which uses an import for the actual vhost configuration file for a sample static HTML web site named example.com.conf in the /etc/caddy/conf.d/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "import conf.d/*.conf" > /etc/caddy/caddy.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "example.com {\n\tredir https://www.example.com{url}\n}\nwww.example.com {\n\terrors /var/log/caddy/example.com-error.log\n\timport header.protection\n\tlog /var/log/caddy/example.com-access.log\n\troot /var/www/html/\n\ttls joe.q.public@example.com\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/example.com.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "header / {\n\tX-XSS-Protection \"1; mode=block\"\n\tX-Content-Type-Options \"nosniff\"\n\tX-Frame-Options \"SAMEORIGIN\"\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/header.protection'

Create the /var/www/html directory and create a simple index.html inside using the echo command.

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html && sudo su -c 'echo -e "<!DOCTYPE html>"\\n"<head>"\\n\\t"<meta charset="utf-8">"\\n\\t"<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">"\\n\\t"<title>Static HTML Page"\\n\\t"</title>"\\n\\t"<meta name="description" content="">"\\n\\t"<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">"\\n"</head>"\\n"<body>"\\n\\t"<p>Caddy is working."\\n\\t"</p>"\\n"</body>"\\n"</html>" > /var/www/html/index.html'

Start the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl start caddy

Open your web browser to the FQDN (example.com) of your VPS instance.

Setup Caddy To Process PHP Pages By Proxying The PHP-FPM Server (Non-SSL)

Create a basic, root level configuration template file named caddy.conf in the /etc/caddy/ directory which uses an import for the actual vhost configuration file for a sample PHPInfo page named example.com.conf in the /etc/caddy/conf.d/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "import conf.d/*.conf" > /etc/caddy/caddy.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "example.com:80 {\n\tredir http://www.example.com{url}\n}\nwww.example.com:80 {\n\terrors /var/log/caddy/example.com-error.log\n\tfastcgi / /var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock php\n\timport header.protection\n\tlog /var/log/caddy/example.com-access.log\n\troot /var/www/html/\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/example.com.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "header / {\n\tX-XSS-Protection \"1; mode=block\"\n\tX-Content-Type-Options \"nosniff\"\n\tX-Frame-Options \"SAMEORIGIN\"\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/header.protection'

Create a simple index.php in the /var/www/html directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "<?php\nphpinfo();\n?>" > /var/www/html/index.php'

Install the PHP-FPM server to process PHP files.

sudo apt install php-fpm -y

Start the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl start caddy

Open your web browser to the FQDN (example.com) of your VPS instance.

Setup Caddy To Process PHP Pages By Proxying The PHP-FPM Server (SSL)

Create a basic, root level configuration template file named caddy.conf in the /etc/caddy/ directory which uses an import for the actual vhost configuration file for a sample dynamic test web site named example.com.conf in the /etc/caddy/conf.d/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "import conf.d/*.conf" > /etc/caddy/caddy.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "example.com {\n\tredir https://www.example.com{url}\n}\nwww.example.com {\n\terrors /var/log/caddy/example.com-error.log\n\tfastcgi / /var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock php\n\timport header.protection\n\tlog /var/log/caddy/example.com-access.log\n\troot /var/www/html/\n\ttls joe.q.public@example.com\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/example.com.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "header / {\n\tX-XSS-Protection \"1; mode=block\"\n\tX-Content-Type-Options \"nosniff\"\n\tX-Frame-Options \"SAMEORIGIN\"\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/header.protection'

Create a simple index.php in the /var/www/html directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "<?php\nphpinfo();\n?>" > /var/www/html/index.php'

Install the PHP-FPM server to process PHP files.

sudo apt install php-fpm -y

Start the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl start caddy

Open your web browser to the FQDN (example.com) of your VPS instance.

Setup Caddy To Run Wordpress By Proxying The PHP-FPM Server (Non-SSL)

Create a basic, root level configuration template file named caddy.conf in the /etc/caddy/ directory which uses an import for the actual vhost configuration file for a sample Wordpress test web site named example.com.conf in the /etc/caddy/conf.d/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "import conf.d/*.conf" > /etc/caddy/caddy.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "example.com:80 {\n\tredir http://www.example.com{url}\n}\nwww.example.com:80 {\n\terrors /var/log/caddy/example.com-error.log\n\tfastcgi / /var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock php\n\timport header.protection\n\tlog /var/log/caddy/example.com-access.log\n\trewrite {\n\t\tif {path} not_starts_with /wp-admin\n\t\tif {path} not_starts_with /wp-content\n\t\tif {path} not_starts_with /wp-includes\n\t\tto {path} {path}/ /index.php\n\t}\n\troot /var/www/html/\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/example.com.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "header / {\n\tX-XSS-Protection \"1; mode=block\"\n\tX-Content-Type-Options \"nosniff\"\n\tX-Frame-Options \"SAMEORIGIN\"\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/header.protection'

Install the unzip program in order to extract the Wordpress tar-gzipped file (latest.tar.gz).

sudo apt install unzip

Download the latest.tar.gz file into the /tmp/ directory, change the user and group permissions of the /var/www/html directory to the user www-data and group www-data and extract the contents of the latest.tar.gz file into the /var/www/html/ directory.

sudo su - www-data -c "wget -N -P /tmp/ -q https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz" -s /bin/bash && sudo chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html && sudo su - www-data -c "tar -C /var/www/html/ -zxf /tmp/latest.tar.gz --strip-components=1" -s /bin/bash  && sudo su - www-data -c "rm /tmp/latest.tar.gz" -s /bin/bash

Install the PHP-FPM server to process PHP files and the required PHP extensions required to interact with Wordpress.

sudo apt install php-curl php-fpm php-imagick php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mysql php-pspell php-xmlrpc -y

Install the MariaDB database server to store data for Wordpress.

sudo apt install mariadb-server -y

Optional: Disable skip-name-resolve to avoid the DNS lookup penalty for client connections, turn off the database TCP/IP listener and use unix sockets only.

sudo sed -i '26iskip-name-resolve\nskip-networking' /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf

Restart the MariaDB database server to the new configuration changes.

sudo systemctl restart mysql

Secure the MariaDB database server. Replace the ******** holder below in the first command with a new root password.

sudo mysql -e "UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('********') WHERE User='root'" && sudo mysql -e "DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE User='root' AND Host NOT IN ('localhost', '127.0.0.1', '::1')" && sudo mysql -e "DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE User=''" && sudo mysql -e "DELETE FROM mysql.db WHERE Db='test' OR Db='test\_%'" && sudo mysql -e "" && sudo mysql -e "FLUSH PRIVILEGES"

Create a database, wordpress_example_com, for Wordpress; a specific database user, wordpress_example_com_admin and the minimal database permissions necessary, (ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INDEX, INSERT, SELECT, & UPDATE ), for Wordpress core and plugin installations' day to day functioning and core/plugin updates. Replace the example_com in wordpress_example_com with your actual domain name, example_com in wordpress_example_com_admin with your actual domain name and ******** with a new password specifically for the wordpress_example_com_admin user.

sudo mysql -e "CREATE DATABASE wordpress_example_com DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci" && sudo mysql -e "CREATE USER 'wordpress_example_com_admin'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '********'; GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'wordpress_example_com_admin'@'localhost';" && sudo mysql -e "GRANT ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INDEX, INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE ON wordpress_example_com.* TO 'wordpress_example_com_admin'@'localhost';" && sudo mysql -e "FLUSH PRIVILEGES"

Create the Wordpress configuration file, wp-config.php, in the /var/www/html directory. Replace the example_com in wordpress_example_com with your actual domain name, example_com in wordpress_example_com_admin with your actual domain name and ******** with a new password specifically for the wordpress_example_com_admin user.

sudo su - www-data -c 'echo -e "<?php\ndefine('\'DB_CHARSET''\'', '\'utf8''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_COLLATE''\'', '\'''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_HOST''\'', '\'localhost''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_NAME''\'', '\'wordpress_example_com''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_PASSWORD''\'', '\'********''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_USER''\'', '\'wordpress_example_com_admin''\'');\ndefine('\'FS_METHOD''\'', '\'direct''\'');\ndefine('\'WP_DEBUG''\'', false);" > /var/www/html/wp-config.php' -s /bin/bash && sudo su -c www-data -c "curl -s https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/ >> /var/www/html/wp-config.php" && sudo su - www-data -c 'echo -e "\$table_prefix  = '\'wp_''\'';\nif ( !defined('\'ABSPATH''\'') )\n\tdefine('\'ABSPATH''\'', dirname(__FILE__) . '\'/''\'');\nrequire_once(ABSPATH . '\'wp-settings.php''\'');\nfunction _remove_script_version( \$src ){ if ( strpos( \$src, '\'ver=''\'' ) ) \$src = remove_query_arg( '\'ver''\'', \$src ); return \$src; }\nadd_filter( '\'script_loader_src''\'', '\'_remove_script_version''\'', 15, 1 );\nadd_filter( '\'style_loader_src''\'', '\'_remove_script_version''\'', 15, 1 );" >> /var/www/html/wp-config.php' -s /bin/bash

Start the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl start caddy

Open your web browser to the FQDN (example.com) of your VPS instance. You will see a language selection page. After selecting the language, click the blue Continue button, on the bottom right, to go to the next step of the Wordpress installation.

On the next page, enter a title for your website in the Site Title field (1), an administrator's username in the Username field (2). Use the generated password or input your own password in the Password field (3). Enter a valid email address in the Your Email field (4) and enable or leave disabled the Search Engine Visibility option (5), depending on whether your site is in the building phase. When you are satisfied, click the gray Install Wordpress button (6) to complete the Wordpress setup.

You will arrive in the Wordpress administration area. The initial installation of Wordpress is now complete.

Setup Caddy To Run Wordpress By Proxying The PHP-FPM Server (Non-SSL)

Create a basic, root level configuration template file named caddy.conf in the /etc/caddy/ directory which uses an import for the actual vhost configuration file for a sample Wordpress test web site named example.com.conf in the /etc/caddy/conf.d/ directory using the echo command.

sudo su -c 'echo -e "import conf.d/*.conf" > /etc/caddy/caddy.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "example.com {\n\tredir https://www.example.com{url}\n}\nwww.example.com {\n\terrors /var/log/caddy/example.com-error.log\n\tfastcgi / /var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock php\n\timport header.protection\n\tlog /var/log/caddy/example.com-access.log\n\trewrite {\n\t\tif {path} not_starts_with /wp-admin\n\t\tif {path} not_starts_with /wp-content\n\t\tif {path} not_starts_with /wp-includes\n\t\tto {path} {path}/ /index.php\n\t}\n\troot /var/www/html/\n\ttls joe.q.public@example.com\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/example.com.conf' && sudo su -c 'echo -e "header / {\n\tX-XSS-Protection \"1; mode=block\"\n\tX-Content-Type-Options \"nosniff\"\n\tX-Frame-Options \"SAMEORIGIN\"\n}" > /etc/caddy/conf.d/header.protection'

Install the unzip program in order to extract the Wordpress tar-gzipped file, (latest.tar.gz).

sudo apt install unzip

Download the latest.tar.gz file into the /tmp/ directory, change the user and group permissions of the /var/www/html directory to the user www-data and group www-data and extract the contents of the latest.tar.gz file into the /var/www/html/ directory.

sudo su - www-data -c "wget -N -P /tmp/ -q https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz" -s /bin/bash && sudo chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html && sudo su - www-data -c "tar -C /var/www/html/ -zxf /tmp/latest.tar.gz --strip-components=1" -s /bin/bash  && sudo su - www-data -c "rm /tmp/latest.tar.gz" -s /bin/bash

Install the PHP-FPM server to process PHP files and the required PHP extensions required to interact with Wordpress.

sudo apt install php-curl php-fpm php-imagick php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mysql php-pspell php-xmlrpc -y

Install the MariaDB database server to store data for Wordpress.

sudo apt install mariadb-server -y

Optional: Disable skip-name-resolve to avoid the DNS lookup penalty for client connections, turn off the database TCP/IP listener and use unix sockets only.

sudo sed -i '26iskip-name-resolve\nskip-networking' /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf

Restart the MariaDB database server to the new configuration changes.

sudo systemctl restart mysql

Secure the MariaDB database server. Replace the ******** holder below in the first command with a new root password.

sudo mysql -e "UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('********') WHERE User='root'" && sudo mysql -e "DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE User='root' AND Host NOT IN ('localhost', '127.0.0.1', '::1')" && sudo mysql -e "DELETE FROM mysql.user WHERE User=''" && sudo mysql -e "DELETE FROM mysql.db WHERE Db='test' OR Db='test\_%'" && sudo mysql -e "" && sudo mysql -e "FLUSH PRIVILEGES"

Create a database, wordpress_example_com, for Wordpress; a specific database user, wordpress_example_com_admin and the minimal database permissions necessary (ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INDEX, INSERT, SELECT, & UPDATE )for Wordpress core and plugin installations' day to day functioning and core/plugin updates. Replace the example_com in wordpress_example_com with your actual domain name, example_com in wordpress_example_com_admin with your actual domain name and ******** with a new password specifically for the wordpress_example_com_admin user.

sudo mysql -e "CREATE DATABASE wordpress_example_com DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci" && sudo mysql -e "CREATE USER 'wordpress_example_com_admin'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '********'; GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'wordpress_example_com_admin'@'localhost';" && sudo mysql -e "GRANT ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INDEX, INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE ON wordpress_example_com.* TO 'wordpress_example_com_admin'@'localhost';" && sudo mysql -e "FLUSH PRIVILEGES"

Create the Wordpress configuration file, wp-config.php, in the /var/www/html directory. Replace the example_com in wordpress_example_com with your actual domain name, example_com in wordpress_example_com_admin with your actual domain name and ******** with a new password specifically for the wordpress_example_com_admin user.

sudo su - www-data -c 'echo -e "<?php\ndefine('\'DB_CHARSET''\'', '\'utf8''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_COLLATE''\'', '\'''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_HOST''\'', '\'localhost''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_NAME''\'', '\'wordpress_example_com''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_PASSWORD''\'', '\'********''\'');\ndefine('\'DB_USER''\'', '\'wordpress_example_com_admin''\'');\ndefine('\'FS_METHOD''\'', '\'direct''\'');\ndefine('\'WP_DEBUG''\'', false);" > /var/www/html/wp-config.php' -s /bin/bash && sudo su -c www-data -c "curl -s https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/ >> /var/www/html/wp-config.php" && sudo su - www-data -c 'echo -e "\$table_prefix  = '\'wp_''\'';\nif ( !defined('\'ABSPATH''\'') )\n\tdefine('\'ABSPATH''\'', dirname(__FILE__) . '\'/''\'');\nrequire_once(ABSPATH . '\'wp-settings.php''\'');\nfunction _remove_script_version( \$src ){ if ( strpos( \$src, '\'ver=''\'' ) ) \$src = remove_query_arg( '\'ver''\'', \$src ); return \$src; }\nadd_filter( '\'script_loader_src''\'', '\'_remove_script_version''\'', 15, 1 );\nadd_filter( '\'style_loader_src''\'', '\'_remove_script_version''\'', 15, 1 );" >> /var/www/html/wp-config.php' -s /bin/bash

Start the Caddy web server.

sudo systemctl start caddy

Open your web browser to the FQDN (example.com) of your VPS instance. After selecting the language, click the blue Continue button, on the bottom right, to go to the next step of the Wordpress installation.

On the next page, enter a title for your website in the Site Title field (1), an administrator's username in the Username field (2). Use the generated password or input your own password in the Password field (3). Enter a valid email address in the Your Email field (4) and enable or leave disabled the Search Engine Visibility option (5), depending on whether your site is in the building phase. When you are satisfied, click the gray Install Wordpress button (6) to complete the Wordpress setup.

You will arrive in the Wordpress administration area. The initial installation of Wordpress is now complete.