WordPress can easily be installed using cPanel, which is a graphical web-based control panel. It’s the de facto web hosting management software that lets you manage servers and websites. It’s also an intuitive dashboard where you can set up email addresses, manage databases, check server and website stats, and more.
Today, I’m going to teach you how to automatically install WordPress by using cPanel.
First of all, you need to have Fantastico and cPanel in order to do this. Most web hosting companies these days already have this option but if your web host doesn’t have it, you’ll have to install WordPress manually.
To get started, you’re going to have to log in to cPanel. Your preferred web hosting company should be able to give you access to your cPanel. You could also try “yourdomain.com/cpanel” (make sure to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name).
From there, you need to enter your username and password.
If you’re a new user, you will be presented with a welcome screen.
To be able to install WordPress automatically, scroll down to ‘Software/Services’ and click ‘Fantastico De Luxe’ (blue smiley face icon).
At this point, click on ‘WordPress’ which is found under ‘Blogs’.
Clicking on ‘New Installation’ on the right-hand side will give you the ability to install WordPress on your main website or in a sub-directory.
In this example, however, we’re going to install WordPress on the domain. Leave the ‘Install in directory’ field blank.
Choose a strong admin username and password for the ‘Admin access data’ and fill in the rest of the fields (Admin Nickname, Admin Email, Site Name, Description).
If your website is surrounding a specific keyword in order to rank higher on search engines, it would be wise to have it on the Site Name, as well as on the Description.
Once you’re done, click on the ‘Install WordPress’ button, then on ‘Finish Installation’.
Make sure to store your username, password and URL to a safe location. You can also email the details of the installation.
You can also go to the link that you were redirected to (yourdomain.com followed by “wp-admin”). From there, you can access the admin panel.
That wasn’t so hard, was it?