How to install WordPress from Fantastico

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to install WordPress directly from Fantastico which is located inside your hosting cPanel. We will assume that you have already launched the Fantastico application.

  • Click on the WordPress link in the left hand column. The right hand window will now open a WordPress installation screen.
  • Look down the screen and click on the NEW INSTALLATION link to open a new screen.
  • In the first box, enter the name of the directory that you want to install WordPress or, leave the box blank for installation into the root directory (public_html).
  • In the Admin access data section, enter an admin username and password in the next two boxes.
  • Next, under the section called base configuration, enter an admin email address and a short description in the appropriate boxes.
  • In the next section, enter your email address, your password and email server info (server info is usually:
  • Now click the Install button which opens a confirmation window. If everything seems correct, click on the Finish installation to complete the process.
  • That's it. You will now see a screen confirming the install and a place to enter your email address to send yourself the details of the installation.
  • WordPress is now ready for you to begin configuring it. On the confirmation page is a link to your admin, click on this link to log into your new installation.

Login using the admin username and password you assigned during installation. If you return to the scripts home page in your cPanel, the installation is now listed. From here you can visit the site and you can also remove the installation simply by clicking on the remove link.

For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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