How to Install WordPress

All of Host Gator’s web hosting accounts come with Fantastico De Luxe, an automated installer for numerous web scripts and applications. Using Fantastico makes it easy to install scripts such as WordPress into your hosting account. You just need to supply some basic information and with a few mouse clicks, WordPress is installed and you are ready to start blogging for money! Read on to learn How to Install WordPress using Fantastico De Luxe.

First you need to go to cPanel and login by entering your username and password supplied in your welcome email. Once logged into cPanel, select Fantastico De Luxe from the options displayed.

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This will take you to the page listing all Fantastico applications available for installation. Select WordPress from the menu on the left, then select “New Installation”.

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Now we need to provide Fantastico the information it will require to install WordPress.
• Install on domain – This will be your default domain name
• Install in directory – Leave blank to install to the root directory or specify a directory you wish to install to
• Administrator-username – This is the username you will use to access the admin area of you WordPress blog
• Password – This is the password you will use to access the admin area of you WordPress blog
• Admin nickname – This is the name that will be used on your blog posts
• Admin e-mail – This is the email all notifications will be sent to
• Site name – This will display on your blog
• Description – Brief description of your site (optional)
• E-mail account username – This is the email account that will be used for the “Blog By Email” feature of WordPress. Note: the username is the full email address.
• E-mail account password – password for the above email account.
• POP/SMTP server – i.e. mail.yourdomain.com
• POP/SMTP server port – 110

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Once you have filled out all the required information, hit “Install WordPress” and the installation process will begin. The next screen will print out some information about the installation. Finally, click “Finish Installation” to complete the installation process.

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The final screen will give you information about what has been configured and the URL to the admin area. It is a good idea to email yourself the details of the installation, including username and password, so you can save the information.


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There you go! WordPress is now installed on your domain. Now that wasn’t too hard, was it?

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