In this article, I explain how to install wordpress with Fantastico in 5 minutes. WordPress is one of a kind CMS. One of its most important features is that you can install it in 3-5 minutes and start working on your website’s design and content. Even that, you might feel like you need some help, so here’s how I install WordPress with Fantastico Deluxe in my Hostgator service.
If you’re thinking on creating a website you always need to consider wordpress as an option. WordPress is one of the best CMS (Content Management System) out there. WordPress is totally free and open, so there’s no reason to avoid it.
If you’re trying to start your website and don’t know what to do, please notice you also need to buy a domain (I’m using GoDaddy) and then you need to redirect your name servers to your hosts. For Hosting I’m definitely recommending HostGator and Bluehost, and I’ll probably always recommend it thanks to it’s great 24/7 support. You also need to add on a new domain to your host after redirecting the name servers from GoDaddy to your host.
Once you complete all the steps mentioned above, log in into your Hostgator cPanel by typing the URL in your browser (yourdomain.com/cpanel). Inside, you’ll find a lot of options but you need to look for the Software/Services box, where you’re able to install many different services.
Click on the Fantastico De Luxe service and a window like the one that’s below will appear. As you can see in the navigation menu to the left, there’s a ton of things you can install here, including Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc. Select the WordPress installation and you’ll see a new menu to the right, which will show you the sites installed on your host. Of course if this is your first time installing WordPress then just click “New Installation“.
Setup your username and site name
Another menu will appear. Here, you need to select your domain and set the basic settings such as admin name, password, site name and description.
Don’t use my username or password examples as they’re quite weak. Instead, select your username and a strong password with letters and numbers. Don’t worry if you don’t have your site description ready, you can set it up later at the WordPress Dashboard.
Now the only thing you need to do is to click the “Install WordPress” button and confirm it on the next page. Fantastico De Luxe will automatically create everything you need, including the Database and the rest of the stuff for you. It will also give you the URL so you can log in to your wordpress dashboard and start working after a few minutes. If you don’t receive it and you didn’t change the install directory settings then you can access to your new WordPress Dashboard by typing the following URL into your browser:
http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin (replace yourdomain by your actual domain name).
Done. Start using it!
That’s it! Now you know how to install wordpress with fantastico in 5 minutes and your new website is ready you can start writing posts and adding pages to your website right away, but you might want to install a different wordpress theme. There are a lot of free Themes out there, but if you ask for my opinion, I would go either for Studio Press or Elegant Themes.
This is where your blogging journey starts, and so you’ve achieved your first step. Congratulations! If you find this post useful please Like it, Tweet it or do whatever you want with it 🙂 Thanks!