WordPress Installation Guide: How To Install WordPress Using Fantastico is a part of how to start blogging series. Read how to start blogging series or read previous step: Best blogging platforms or next step: Choose a theme.
Now I assume that you have chosen wordpress as your blogging platform and you have purchased hostgator hosting service. I will show you wordpress installation guide on hostgator. Hostgator provides fantastico in its cpanel inbuilt.
WordPress Installation Guide: how to install wordpress using fantastico
Step 1: go to your blog cpanel and login. Your url for cpanel will be like, yourdomain.com/cpanel.
If you have pointed your domain to hostgator web hosting, type your url in your browser, yourdomain.com. you will find a page like this and click on cpanel login:
Step 2: Enter your login details given by hostgator. After login to your cpanel, you will see a cpanel home. Find fantastico script in cpanel home, click on fantastico.
Step 3: Fantastico script will be like this. Fantastico includes various blogging platforms. Click on wordpress located at the left sidebar.
Step 4: After clicking on wordpress, it will show you wordpress version details. Click on new installation at the right side.
Step 5: After you click on ‘New Installation’, It will show you next option which will ask you some details like domain name on which you want to install wordpress, directory in which you want wordpress installation, admin user name, password and admin e-mail address. Fill all this details and click on ‘Install WordPress’.
Step 6: After clicking on ‘Install WordPress’, It will show your details where you want to install wordpress for confirmation. Now click on ‘Finish Installation’ to finish wordpress installation.
Step 7: After clicking on ‘Finish Installation’, It will show you details where your wordpress files stored. And Shows your username and password. You can get this message in you e-mail by writing your email address in box at the end and click on ‘Send E-mail’.
Step 8: You have completed all the steps to install wordpress on your hostgator blog using fantastico. Last thing you should do is to check the wordpress installation on your blog. Just type yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/ and see wordpress is installed on your domain correctly or not. Proper wordpress installation will show you login screen like below:
That’s it. wow!! Your wordpress installation completed successfully. Congrats!!!