Thursday, 16 August 2012


                       HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS


If you do not have the Fantastico auto installer on your account or just choose not to use it, you have the option to install WordPress manually. Please, follow the step-by-step guide below in order to activate Wordpress on your hosting account:

How to install Wordpress manually

 Step 1: Download the installation archive from the WordPress download section by clicking on "" or "Download.tar.gz". This way you will get the latest stable release of the WordPress application.
 Step 2: Upload it to the public_html folder of your hosting account. You can do that via FTP with a client like Filezilla or via cPanel -> File Manager. -> Upload file(s). This way, after the installation is completed, the WordPress blog will appear once you visit your website.
Another option is to create a subfolder in your hosting account and upload the archive in it. The WordPress installation will be accessible at:

 Step 3: When you are in cPanel -> File Manager, navigate to the uploaded file and extract it by clicking on "Extract". The other option is to extract the file on your computer and then to upload the content in the desired folder via FTP.

 Step 4: Once the files are extracted in the desired folder, you should create a MySQL database for WordPress. You can do that from cPanel -> MySQL Databases. Detailed instructions how to do so can be found in our MySQL tutorial.

 Step 5: Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and edit it. Fill in your database connection details in the following lines:
define('DB_NAME', ''); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', ''); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
Please note that you should type the full name of the database and the MySQL user. Let's assume that your cPanel username is "mynewsit" and your domain name is If the name of your database is "wpress", the user is "wpuser" and the password for the MySQL user is "0la;mip" you should update the lines in the wp-config.php file to:
define('DB_NAME', 'mynewsit_wpress');
define('DB_USER', 'mynewsit_wpuser');
define('DB_PASSWORD', '0la;mip'); 
You can also change the default database prefix in order to secure your WordPress installation. 

 Step 6: Open in your browser:
This should set up the tables needed for your blog. If there is an error, double check your wp-config.php file, and try again.

 Step 7: The installation procedure is finished. You can save the administrative username and the password. You will need them to access the WordPress installation admin backend in the future.


Please, follow the step-by-step guide below in order to activate Wordpress on your hosting account:

 Step 1: Please, login to your CPanel and locate the Fantastico De Luxe icon:

Wordpress - CPanel - Fantastico

 Step 2: Find and click the WordPress link.

Wordpress installation

 Step 3: Then choose New Installation:

Wordpress - New Installation

 Step 4: Decide upon the location of your blog - if you would like to have it as your site front page, leave the directory box blank, otherwise fill in the appropriate folder name. Next, fill in the administrator details and the e-mail account configuration then click the Install WordPress button.

Wordpress installation folder

 Step 5: A new confirmation page will be loaded for the installation. Click the Finish Installation button if no errors are reported.

Wordpress - Finish Installation

If else you will have to go back and rectify the specified issues.
 Step 6: After completing the installation the final screen will load, providing you with the installation details. You will be able to e-mail the details to a specified address also in order to keep them for future reference.

Wordpress - installation successful

Well done! You have successfully installed the Wordpress application!

3.WordPress Softaculous Installation

This tutorial is designed to show you how to use Softaculous to install a WordPress application to your site. It will take only few minutes and literally no advanced skills to have a fully functional WordPress instance in your hosting account.

First, login to your cPanel account and find the Softaculous icon under the "Software Services" section. It should be located in the lower part of your cPanel page, right under the "Domains" section.

Once you click on the Softaculous button, you will be redirected to the page where you have to chose the application you want to install. On the left side of your screen locate the "Blogs" category, click on it and then click on the "WordPress" link that will appear. 

On the next page, press the Install button at the top of your screen to specify that you want to perform a brand new WordPress installation.

Finally, enter the required fields for your site - title, description, administrative username and password, administrative e-mail etc. and click on the "Install" button. Please note that by default Softaculous will install the application in a "wp" sub-folder. That being said, if you would like to be able to access the website only via your domain name you should delete the wp string from the "Directory" field. If you want to install the application in another sub-folder you should simply type it in the field.

That's it! Your WordPress application is installed and ready to use. You can now login and start blogging!


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