This tutorial will review the manual WP Rocket installation on WordPress websites. We will follow the steps and procedures to achieve that, so you can get a better understanding.
There is an easier way of installing the plugin on your WordPress website. For more details on that, you can review our tutorial on the automated WP Rocket installation.
To use WP Rocket, you need to have a valid license for it. The plugin is paid and there is no free version to test. However, FastComet is an official WP Rocket partner and we provide a 20% discount on all licenses for our existing customers. You need an active hosting account with us, you can get more information about the discount via your Client Area. Alternatively, you can also contact us to get more information, or if you have any suggestions.
Once you get a valid license for WP Rocket, you need to download the plugin on your local computer. You can extract the files, which will create a wp-rocket/ folder, which contains all of the files required for the plugin.
Next, you need to upload the wp-rocket/ folder to your account on the server. Simply locate the WordPress installation on your account and navigate to wp-content/plugins/. Upload the wp-rocket/ folder in it and the WordPress will automatically detect and prepare it for you.
There are two ways of uploading your files to the server - using an FTP client, following our FTP tutorial, or uploading directly through your cPanel account > File Manager, following our cPanel tutorial.
The last step is to activate the plugin on your Wordpress website. For that purpose, access the administrative dashboard of your installation and locate the Plugins menu. Click on the Installed Plugins option to proceed.
From the list of available plugins, you need to locate the WP Rocket. Just below the plugin, you will notice an Installation button. Click on it to proceed.
The activation of WP Rocket is now fully completed. You will be able to use the plugin on your website without further delay.