How to Install a WordPress Blog With cPanel

Installing blogs via cPanel is the quickest simplest way to get your own blog up and going fast. It’s best to use a hosting site like Hostgator that comes with cPanel and Fantastico installed. With Hostgator, you can always instal the latest version of WordPress.

Simple 4 step install:

Log into your cPanel Click on Fantasticos 



Click on the WordPress link:


Click on New Installation


Fill in the blanks. You should already have your domains moved to Hostgator



Install On Domain– This is actually pretty simple. A dropdown box will appear with a list of all your domains. Just pick the one you want to install the blog on. If you only have one domain, that will be your only option.

Install In Directory – This field is to designate what directory you want to install the blog into. So for example, let’s say your domain is and you want to install the blog into You would type blog into this field. If you are using WP as your main source or building a site using WP just leave this blank.
It is important that the blog directory does not exist at the time of install, WP will create it for you. If you want to install in the root of the domain, just leave this field blank.

Admin Access Data – This is where you create the username and password to log in to the WordPress admin area. It is important that you write down or copy & paste this info.

Admin Nickname – This wll be the name the post will be created under. Use your name or Admin.

Admin email – This is the email where your blog info will be mailed to. Make sure this is a working email address. If you forget your login and password, this is where the info will be sent to.

Site Name – This is what you want to call your blog. It is not the URL of your blog, but the name of it.

Description – A short description of what the blog is about. This will appear on your WordPress blog under the blog title…sort of like a subtitle. You can always change this later from WP settings.

After you’re done filling all that in, just click on Install WordPress.You will receive this information if the installation went well:
What database was created
What domain the blog was installed on
What subdirectory it was installed in
The Access URL

If everything is correct, click on Finish Installation …


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