Fantastico is a very popular script installer that you can use to install WordPress software on your hosting account. Not all hosts make Fantastico available. If yours doesn’t, you can install WordPress manually. Fantastico is a third-party script that exists as an add-on to cPanel. Web hosts subscribe to Fantastico and add it to your cPanel as an extra service for you to take advantage of; however, web hosting providers do not control which scripts, or which versions of scripts, are available within Fantastico. Web hosts are completely dependent upon the makers of Fantastico as to what scripts and script versions are available. Fantastico is usually about a month or so behind the game when updating the programs in its script installer.
Before you’re ready to install WordPress, you must purchase the domain name registration for your account, obtain a hosting service on a web server for your blog, set up your hosting account username, password, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) address and cquire an FTP client for transferring files to your hosting account.
With all that work completed, follow these steps to install WordPress with Fantastico:
Log in to the cPanel for your hosting account and browse to http://yourdomain.com/cpanel.
Here yourdomain.com is your actual domain name.
The cPanel Login screen displays.
Enter your hosting account username and password in the login fields and then click OK.
The page refreshes and displays the cPanel for your account.
Scroll down to the software and services section, and there you will find the Fantastico icon.
Clicking on the Fantastico F3 icon will launch the auto-installer script.
Some hosting providers are still using an older version of Fantastico. In this tutorial, we will be showing you screenshots from Fantastico F3 version. If Fantastico on your host looks different, then don’t worry. Basic installation steps are the same, and you should be able to easily follow them.
On the main Fantastico screen, you will see a list of web applications on your left. You need to click on Blogs, and there you will find WordPress listed among many other applications.
Clicking on WordPress will show you an overview of the application with an Install button.
Simply click on the ‘Click here to install WordPress’ button to continue.
Fantastico auto-installer for WordPress will now ask you to fill in your installation settings. First, you need to choose the domain where you want to install WordPress.
On the off chance that you need to introduce WordPress in a sub-catalogue then you can enter the sub-registry name in the field beneath. Something else, ensure that this field is unfilled.
Under Administrator Details area, you have to give administrator client account data. Enter a username, password, and email address for your WordPress administrator account.
Don’t click to install rublon.
Tap on the Submit catch to proceed.
Fantastico will now introduce WordPress for you. You will have the capacity to see the establishment improvement. When it has got done with introducing WordPress you will see a winning message.
How to Install WordPress using FTP
Manually installing WordPress is otherwise called the famous 5 minute introduce. In any case, a manual establishment has a couple of included advances, and you will require an FTP client for that. Investigate our beginner’s guide on how to use FTP to transfer WordPress documents.
The first thing you have to do is download the latest version of WordPress. Unzip the file, and utilize the FTP software to upload the files into the web host directory of your choice.
If you want to install WordPress on your root domain name (like example.com), then you need to upload WordPress files to your website’s root directory. Usually, this directory is called /public_html/.
On the other hand, If you want to install WordPress in a subfolder (like example.com/blog), then upload it in a folder /public_html/blog/.
Once you are done uploading WordPress, go to your hosting control panel to create a database. We are using cPanel web hosting, so our screenshots will be of cPanel. In your cPanel, find the icon like this:
You will see a field to create a new database. Enter your database name, and click “Create Database”.
Now that you have created your database, MySQL still needs a username. This username will have access to perform actions on the database.
On the MySQL Databases page in your cPanel account, scroll down to MySQL Users section. Simply provide a username and password for your new user and click on the ‘Create a user’ button.
This new user still does not have access to the database you created earlier. For that, you will need to add the user to the database and give them permissions to perform all actions.
On the same MySQL Databases page in your cPanel account, scroll down to ‘Add User to a Database’ section. Select the database user you created from the dropdown menu next to the user, then select a database, and click on the add button.
You will be now asked for the privileges you want to allow this user. Select all privileges and click on the Make changes button.
Your MySQL database and user are now ready, and it is time to run the WordPress install.
Simply go to to the URL where you uploaded WordPress. If it is in the main domain, then enter your domain name in the browser window, like yoursite.com or www.yoursite.com.
You will see the language selection page. You can choose a language here so that rest of the installation is displayed in your own language. You can also use English for now and then later change the language.
Click on the continue button to proceed.
You will now see some installation instructions. Basically, WordPress will now tell you that it will need your database name, password, and MySQL host information.
Click on the ‘Let’s go’ button to continue.
WordPress will now show you a form. You need to enter the name of the database you created earlier.
Fill in the information and then click on submit button. WordPress will now connect to your database and will show you a success message.
Click on ‘Run the Install’ button to continue.
WordPress will now create tables in your database and then send you to the next step of the installation.
Now you need to provide some information for WordPress to set up your site. This includes site title, username, password, and admin email address.
If you do not want your website to be visible to search engines, then you can check the box next to search engine visibility. Later when you are ready you can change this from WordPress settings. If you are unsure about what to do, then simply leave it unchecked.
Click on the Install WordPress button to continue. WordPress will set up your website and finish the installation.
You will see a success message showing your username. You can now click on the Log in button to sign in to your WordPress site.
How to Install WordPress in your Language
Just like Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android, you can use WordPress in your own language.
WordPress is available in many languages including English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Korean, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese (Han), Portuguese, and many others.
You can choose a language during the WordPress installation or change it by visiting Settings » General page in WordPress admin area.
You can even have your WordPress site in multiple languages.
How to Install a WordPress Multisite Network
WordPress comes with multisite functionality built-in. The multisite network allows you to create multiple WordPress sites using the same WordPress install. It can automatically create new sites on sub-domains or in sub-folders.
This makes sense for businesses, non-profits, governments with sub-sites for different locations or regions. Many educational institutes also use WordPress multisite network to allow students to create their own blogs.
Things to do After Installing WordPress
Now that you have successfully installed WordPress, here are a few things to get started with your new WordPress site.
Choosing a Theme
The visual appearance of your WordPress powered website is controlled by Themes. There are thousands of WordPress themes available for you to choose from. With so many choices, it can become a little confusing for beginners.
Installing and Using WordPress Plugins
The real power of WordPress comes from the massive collection of plugins. These plugins allow you to extend your WordPress site by adding new functionalities and features.
There are more than 40,000 free plugins available in the WordPress plugin directory alone. More plugins are available from third party websites as paid plugins.
Start Learning WordPress
WordPress is the easiest to use CMS in the market. Millions of people from all over the world use it every day. However, from time to time you may need a little help.
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