This tutorial will teach you how to install WordPress, the very popular blog content management system, using Fantastico in cPanel. It is a very simple task thanks to Fantastico. In order to complete this tutorial you will need to be using a hosting provider that offers cPanel web based management software.
If you are looking to install WordPress on a host that doesn’t use CPanel you may find more information at the official WordPress site. Another option is to switch to a hosting provider that offers cPanel. There are many hosting providers online that offer cPanel. I can also offer affordable cPanel hosting through my company Computer Systems Solutions. If you would like a great price on cPanel hosting for your domain, please contact me using the form on this site.
Now we have to define the configuration. First is the installation location.
Install on Domain: From the drop down, your domain should be selected. (If not select it).
Install in Directory: Leave this blank if you want WordPress to be installed in the root of the domain. For example you will access WordPress at http://www.yoursite.com/ . If you want to specify a different directory, type it in this field. For example if you put “blog” in the field, the url will be http://www.yoursite.com/blog/ .
In the base configuration section, enter the following information:
Admin nickname: the name you want to display for the admin account.
Admin e-mail: the email address of the admin
Site name: your domain
Description: What your site is about.
You can now start adding content to your site, change the layout, and take advantage of the power of the WordPress system. To login click the link on the menu to the right. Your username and password will be the ones that you enter earlier for the administrator. Good Luck!