Install WordPress through Fantastico in Web Hosting’s CPanel

Simple WordPress Tutorial :Beginners Edition

For people who are new in blogosphere and have chosen WordPress as their blogging medium, installing WordPress into their web hosting can be a confusing and hard process.

This is due to the fact that you are still not familiar with the CPanel (control panel of your web hosting) especially if it is the first time for you to have your own web hosting.

This tutorial will give you step by step process in installing your self-hosted WordPress blog into your web hosting.

However, this tutorial will only applicable if your web hosting use CPanel as the control panel of your web hosting. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will use Host Gator as it uses CPanel and I am using it.

CPanel of Host gator

CPanel of Host gator

After you have logged in, you have to scroll down the main CPanel’s main page until you find the Software/Services box and click on the Fantastico icon.

Fantastico In CPnael

Fantastico In CPanel

When you have clicked on the icon, new page which contains links of software that you can use to create website such as blogging software, classifieds site software and few others. You will find WordPress link under Blogs’s heading.

To install your WordPress into your web hosting, you just have to click on New Installation’s link.

Fantastisco admin page

Fantastico's admin page

Link for WordPress Installation in Fantastico

Link for WordPress Installation in Fantastico

After you have clicked the link, there will be sections for you to fill in few admin data that will be used for your WordPress blog.

WordPress's Installation option

WordPress's Installation option

Once you complete the boxes in above image, the installation wizard will give you all the info that you need to start using your newly-installed.

There is also option for you to email these info to your mailbox which I strongly advise you to use it as you are still not familiar with those important urls and you can get back to that particularly page.

Hope you easily follow above tutorial. I am happy to help if you have any inquiries relating above tutorial. Happy blogging!

6 Responses to Install WordPress through Fantastico in Web Hosting’s CPanel

  1. A quick question, if we are switching hosts? Does fantastico settings get to the new host too?

    I didn’t use fantastico because I was not sure.

  2. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    It depends. For hosting that comes with CPanel, there will definitely fantastico software in it.

    You should try fantastico as you can definitely install the WordPress faster and easier.

  3. They have cpanel, but I was worried whether the fantastico setting file would change if I change hosts.

    Any idea on that?

  4. ariff says:

    One thing about using Fantastico is that the WP version is not updated. I’d prefer using ftp method instead.

  5. ariff says:

    I guess you can transfer everything including the settings if you change hosts. But then, it’s good to check with your hosting service first

  6. Mike says:

    In the host that I use there is a simple install wordpress button. One click and it is installed

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