This tutorial shows you how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. While that may sound complicated, it’s actually pretty easy. WordPress is sort of famous for its legendary five minute installation. That’s not an exaggeration either. If anything you’ll have WordPress up and running in well under five minutes. Once you’ve got all the pieces in place, that is.
Every web hosting account is just a bit different, so this screencast demonstrates a couple of different ways to install WordPress: from your web host’s control panel (both DreamHost and cPanel are shown) as well as the manual installation method. This tutorial also helps you decide which installation approach is best for your hosting situation.
In most cases you’ll be able to install WordPress using a simple one-click process (highly recommended).
If you do need to perform a manual installation here are the things you’ll need to line up before you start:
- Access to your web hosting control panel.
- WordPress – download from WordPress.org.
- An FTP program to transfer WordPress to your web server.
- FTP login credentials for your web hosting account. You won’t be able to make an FTP connection to your server without these.
- MySQL login credentials. You’ll need this to create the database that WordPress uses to store your content.
If any if this looks daunting, then try the one-click installation first. Again, it’s all covered in this short video. If you need more help with WordPress be sure to signup for our free WordPress Quick Start course.