WordPress, according to many is the best blogging platform out there. If one thinks of Blogging, then WordPress should definitely come to his mind. Why is WordPress so popular. The reason is simple. Its free, customizable and has tons of websites featuring its themes and plugins. One can easily download free themes and plugins through a simple Google Search, or there are many websites for that.The admin interface is also very simple and anybody can handle it, yes, even a newbie can.
Some people may think that installing WordPress is an alien task. Well, its not. And its really simple. Today we’ll learn how to install WordPress the easy way, directly through cPanel. Let’s start.
Follow these steps:
1) Login to cPanel.
2) Now click on “Fantastico De Luxe“. And then on “WordPress“.
3) Now click on “New Installation“.
4) Now if you want to install WordPress in the root, then leave the “Install in directory” as blank. Otherwise if you want to have a URL like www.domainname.com/blog then just write “blog” in the directory field.
Fill out all the other fields like username, password, nickname, Email, sitename and description. I would greatly recommend to set a strong password, consisting of alpha numeric characters. Admin e-mail is where you’ll get Emails for password change or a comment approval.
After this, just click on “Install WordPress“. In the next screen click on “Finish Installation“. The next screen will have all the details of the WordPress installation, if you wish to keep a record of it, then simply write down the Email ID and click on “Send Email”. Its done. WordPress installation is complete.
Enjoy Blogging with WordPress.