If you’ve never installed WordPress before, it is quite easy. Here’s the steps you need to follow:
1. Log into your web hosting Cpanel account. If you’re with Hostgator for your web hosting then you would have received an email from Hostgator with your Cpanel login URL, username and password. Once you login you’ll see a page similar to this:
Scroll down the page until you find the ‘Fantastico De Luxe‘ icon and click on it (see below).
Next, Click on ‘WordPress‘ under the Blogs section (see below).
Next, click on ‘New Installation‘ (see below).
When installing WordPress, you’ll be asked the following:
If you’re installing WordPress for your list building site or for a blog that you want to rank well in the search engines, you always want to make sure you install WordPress in the root directory of the domain. In other words, don’t install it within a directory (see below).
Admin access data
You can choose any username and password you like. This will be your WordPress login details.
This are some of the basic settings of your site, and for a list building site setup, they don’t matter all that much. Also, each of these settings can be changed at anytime.
When you’re ready to proceed, click on ‘Install WordPress‘.
The WordPress installation gives you an opportunity to confirm where you would like WordPress installed before it proceeds. If you’re happy with the settings, click ‘Finish Installation‘ (see below).
The WordPress installation won’t take very long at all. Once it is completed you’ll see a window like the one below. If you haven’t already, make a note of your login username and password.
Also make a note of the login URL (see below). Typically it will be in this format:
Congratulations! You’ve now installed WordPress on your domain and it’s ready to go.