Installing WordPress using Fantastico
Written by Solomon Reda Wednesday, 7 January 2009
In this Tutorial I am going to Install WordPress into my website using Fantastico.To begin, you must first login into your cpanel. This can be done by typing in your browser http://cpanel.yourdomain.com, or http://yourdomain.com/cpanel. You will then be asked for a username and password, which you chose when setting up your account. Once you are logged into cpanel, scroll about three-fourths of the way down the page and find the Fantastico De Luxe icon; which is the light blue, circular smiley face, in the middle far right of this screen-shot.
Once you’ve clicked on the Fantastico icon, the main Fantastico page will come up. At this point, Fantastico gives you the option to automatically install any of the scripts on the left-hand side of the page. For the sake of this tutorial, we will select WordPress from the Blogs category. Once you’ve selected WordPress, since this is our first time installing WordPress, click on the New Installation icon in the middle of the page.
Now, the first page of the actual installation process of WordPress should come up. It will ask you which domain you would like to install your WordPress onto, in this case bestreda.com, and in which directory. If you would like to install WordPress into the root directory, leave the directory name blank. You do not need to create a new directory if you are not putting it in the root directory. Fantastico will create the directory for you once you’ve given it a name. For example, the directory wordpress, which is where I would like WordPress to be installed in, will be created once I have finished this step.
You will also be asked for an administrator username and password, you must create this so that you can take the roll of administrator for your blog. Lastly a nickname of your choice, your email address, the site name, which may already be there, and a short description of your blog. Once you have completed these steps, you may proceed to click on the Install WordPress box.
Once you have clicked Install WordPress, you should see a screen that informs you on what database WordPress was installed in. Fantastico automatically creates an available database for you to make your installation process that much more simple. In our case, the database created is called bestreda_wrdp2. This step also summarizes your installation by telling you the directory in which WordPress was saved into, on which domain, and the URL in which to reach your blog. When you have finished reading this information you may click Finish Installation.
Now the last and final installation screen will come up. It will confirm with you your administrator username and password. It will also tell you the full URL address to reach the admin section. At the bottom of the page you can also put an email address where you would like to have the details of your installation sent to. Congratulations! You have now installed your first WordPress blog.
To access in go to http://yourdomain.com/”directory you chose”, mine would be http://bestreda.com/wordpress, once there, scroll towards the bottom on the page and click on the ‘Log in’ link to administer your page.