Fantastico makes installing many open source files easy as pie. All it really takes is a few easy clicks and you can have your own WordPress blog up and running in no time!
Even though Fantastico certainly makes installing WordPress a cinch, it can be a bit confusing for someone who is new to installing scripts, or even new to using Fantastico. This tutorial will help show just how easy it is to install a WordPress blog using Fantastico!
First: Log Into Cpanel
The one thing you will want to make sure is that your website host offers Fantastico. Most (if not all) cpanel hosts typically offer Fantastico. If your host doesn’t offer Cpanel then that’s fine too, they may or may not have Fantastico installed. If that’s the case then you will want to visit our series on How to Install WordPress the old fashion way.
Once you are logged into Cpanel, scroll down until you see an icon like this:
Next: Getting Started
Once you have logged into your Cpanel and found the Fantastico dashboard. You will then want to click on the title “wordpress” to start a new installation. You will then be brought to a dashboard that looks like this:
To get started just click on “new installation.”
Now onto: The Nitty Gritty
Once you do that you will then be brought the screen that will take care of the nitty gritty, basically put your blog up! This screen can be a bit difficult to understand, but we’re here to make it easy for you to understand.
Let’s break this next screen down by section.
Install on domain: This just shows that the WordPress script will be installed on your domain name.
Install In Directory: This is the part that might be tricky for some, but directory really just means folder. Leave this area blank if you would like your blog to appear in your root director (for example you want your domain to look like this: http://yourdomainname.com.)
If you would like for your blog to appear somewhere like: http://yourdomainname.com/blog you will want to enter the word “Blog” within the section that says “Install in Directory” – this will simply be the folder your WordPress Script Files will be located.
The rest is pretty self explanatory.
Pick a username and a password, and write it down so you can remember. Then fill out the rest of the information they request.
You will be brought to a screen that will ask you to finish your installation. be sure to go over your info and make sure you are installing your WordPress blog in the appropriate
After that you will be given your log in URL which will look something like this:
And the link where your blog can be found!
I told you so…
See I told you installing WordPress with Fantastico was easy as pie…