How to Install WordPress in cPanel Using Fantastico


Before you install WordPress, make sure your host’s name servers are already entered in your domain registrar account. There is a separate tutorial for that if you have yet to accomplish this.

Follow the video instructions above or the steps below to install WordPress in cPanel using Fantastico.

1. Login to your cPanel account. You should have received your login details from your host through an email.

2. After logging in, navigate to the Domains section and click on Addon Domains.

3. Type the new domain name minus the www.

4. Specify an FTP username. Save this information somewhere. You will need this if you need to edit your site using an FTP tool.

5. Specify a password or, if the option is available, click on Password Generator. Copy the generated password and save it along with your FTP username. You will also need this for site editing through FTP.

6. Click Add Domain.

7. Click HOME to go back to cPanel Home.

8. Go to the Software/Services section and click on the icon Fantastico De Luxe.

9. In the Fantastico dashboard, go to the left sidebar and click on WordPress.

10. Click on New Installation.

11. On the dropdown box for Install on domain, choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress.

12. Specify an Administrator username, Password, Admin nickname, Admin e-mail and Site name.

13. Click Install WordPress.

14. Copy and save the MySQL database and MySQL user specified for your site. You’ll need this in case you later want to transfer to another host or to transfer your blog files and database to a new owner.

15. Click Finish installation. Copy and save the your WordPress login URL, username and password.

You’re done! You can start tweaking your WordPress settings and start blogging now.

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2 Responses to How to Install WordPress in cPanel Using Fantastico
  1. Ryan
    August 6, 2012 | 4:36 am

    Thanks for the run down. It is so easy to do. I bumped my way through it the first time I did it, with your instructions it is much easier.
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  2. Ryan
    November 25, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    another option to automatically install wordpress without having to deal with cpanel is getting wordpress hosting instead of normal hosting. I set up my wordpress sites with, but there may be others who have it too.

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