This post demonstrates how you can install WordPress in your HostGator account by using cPanel applications such as Fantastico Deluxe or QuickInstall.
In ‘How to Blog‘ series, you’ve already learned to set up XAAMP web server on your local computer and install WordPress to host your WordPress blog locally. Please click on the relevant links if you missed that post and you are interested to convert your local computer into local web server.
How to Install WordPress
Now, because you are well capable of installing it in local computer, let’s learn how to install it in remote computer – that’s your web host. You can implement any of the two methods – using FTP or using host applications.
Though, you have more control with the former method, the later is much simpler and quicker.
You can install WP in remote server with similar method as I explained in earlier post. Please check my earlier post for that, but it is really a huge job to:
- Download the setup file (click here to download WordPress if you are interested),
- Upload it again to your web server through FTP (Click here to download FileZilla FTP application),
- Create MySql database and user, and then
- Run installer supplying the required settings.
If you have a good host like HostGator you can install WordPress with a few clicks within a couple of minutes. I demonstrate the whole process here so that you can very easily install WordPress in your remote server.
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Fantastico De Luxe is an amazing cPanel/PHP based Web application. It integrates with cPanel and gives you the ability to automatically install the popular Open Source Applications. With Fantastico the installation procedure of all of the provided scripts takes only seconds and can be performed by novices without the need of setting up MySQL databases, importing structure, chmoding files and without the need of other tasks usually associated with installations:
If you have any of the shared or reseller hosting plan in HostGator, you can enjoy Fantastico. It is available for Linux dedicated servers too, however, dedicated server customers should contact HostGator support to request Fantastico to be installed on their server. Fantastico is not included on VPS and not available on Windows hosting or Plesk in HostGator.
It is really easier than you may think to install WordPress using Fantastico Deluxe. I will demonstrate how to do it, just in a moment.
If you are not in HostGator, sorry, but you can’t have this feature. The dedicated and VPS plans with cPanel customers (currently Plesk is not supported) should request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to get it in their account.
I personally preferred QuickInstall for the two very good reasons:
- It lets you auto update your WordPress whenever new version is released. You know how important it is to stay updated!
- It installs WP SuperCache and JetPack along with the fresh WordPress installation. WP SupreCache and JetPack both are almost the most necessary plugins for any WordPress blogs!
Okay! Now when you have all this information, you are ready to learn the process – how to install WordPress in your HostGator account. I demonstrate how to install as well as how to remove WordPress installation using both of these applications. Watch the video below and hey! Don’t forget to comment.
How to install WordPress using Fantastico and Quick Install
Did you find this post useful? Do you have any better ideas? Do you like to install WordPress using the auto-installer or prefer to manually install it? Why?