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How to install Wordpress using cPanel

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WordPress is a free, open source blogging platform and Content Management System. Although you can download and install WordPress manually from their site; a quicker and easier method is to install it via cPanel. Here's what to do:
What you'll need: 
A web-host which supports cPanel
A basic understanding of domains and directories
Log into your web-host and access cPanel.
Locate the program Fantastico De Luxe, located in the software/services section of cPanel.
There is a list of blog platforms on the left hand side. Click 'WordPress'.
Click 'New Installation'.
You will be asked to select the domain and (if applicable) the directory in which you want to install WordPress. If you want WordPress to be your homepage, select the root directory (usually public_html). The installation process will create a new directory if you specify one. DO NOT create it in advance.
Choose a username and password for your administration area.
Fill in the email address that you want to use as your administration contact and the name of your blog/site in the relevant spaces. You can add a nickname and description if you want to.
Click 'Install WordPress'.
Installation should complete in a few seconds and you will be reminded of your access url, administration url, username and password.
Enter an email address and click 'Send Email' to receive a record of all important details.
By entering the access url in a browser, you will now see your brand new WordPress page - but that's just the start of your WP experience. Log in to your administration area and have fun exploring the huge variety of themes and plug-ins on offer.
These instructions are for cPanel users only. Other control panels are available.
HostGator (link below) is one of many web-hosting companies that support cPanel
Always double-check the domain/directory you are installing to in order to avoid overwriting important files.


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