hello this Jen from internet lessons in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to install WordPress on to your web host so I'm using Hostgator so I've logged in to my control panel and there are two ways to do it within Hostgator one of them is a quick install and one is using fantastico now I prefer Fantastico so i'm going to show you that method first and then i'll give you an overview of the quick install because it's slightly different so I've scrolled down this cpanel till I've got to the software and services section and then I need to click on Fantastico deluxe now Fantastico you can see down the left hand side of the screen there's lots of different types of software that you can install so we want to select WordPress because obviously that's what we're going to install now the description that Fantastico gives up WordPress is WordPress is a blogging software with a focus on ease of use elegance performance and standards with huge selections of themes and plugins now originally WordPress because it's a free piece of software people would install it onto their web host just to create blogs or web logs which is what their um their real name is and basically people kept developing different themes so you could change the look of your blog you can change the colors you can get a magazine type style you can get membership sites it's very very versatile and because of that people now don't use it just for blogging they use it to create their websites with because it's very very quick and as you'll see by the end of this installation will have a website that's almost up and ready to run all you need to do is basically put a bit of structure in and put some text in it's ready to roll you also could get lots of different plugins as well so these will help you increase your search engine optimization you can categorize how your navigation works by having plugins that exclude pages from navigation that sort of thing there's there's so many different types I can't even mention the more be here till tomorrow so that is why rate we recommend WordPress if this is your first website that you've ever made because you don't have to do any coding at all it's very very straightforward anyway so what we need to do next is click on new installation so next you need to choose the domain that you're going to install the web press on to and I've selected private tutoring dot me that you can change this by clicking on the drop-down arrow and selecting from your list of add-on domains you can install an extra directory so you can have private private tutoring me for / blog and the web press will be installed in the subdirectory but I've chosen to have mine on the root directory so I've left that box empty you then add an administrators username so this is basically your login details for the dashboard of WordPress so i'm going to put something in then I'll remember admin and one two three four five then you need to put in an admin nickname I've just put gin and a email address so I've just chosen one of my freeones because if someone if you want comments to be shown on your website you'll be emailed to that address if you need to moderate any of the comments that sort of thing then a site name so I've put your private tutor and I've put a description in great lessons for everyone and then you just click install WordPress nearly there now so I've also had Fantastico has also created me a database for storing all my information my data in and I just click finish installation and we're done okay this last screen shows that it's been completed so you can click back to the wordpress overview so now if I open another tab and type in the domain name there we go you'll see our basic website is installed and as you can see the title I gave it your private tutor is there and great lessons for everyone so we basically have already have a web presence so that's quickly using fantastico if we go back to the control panel I'll show you the quick install it's very very similar and you may prefer this method so click on the quick install for wordpress for your site and as you can see this screen also has all the different types of software down this left panel that you can install and a description of web press if I click continue you can see that yet again you can decide where it is you want to store your your WordPress you put in an admin email which is the same as my admin one when i use Fantastico a blog title which is the same as my private tutor title your first name your last name and click install now the only difference with this is your login information which I chose myself with my password admin and one two three four five that will be emailed to you so you won't get to select it yourself but if you want feel happier with using this method that's fine that's entirely up to you so the next thing we need to do is customize our WordPress site so come back again in the next video and we'll start looking at different themes and plugins that we can use for our web press to get it looking how we want it to be .
Quick Start Website – A series of videos guiding you through the process of setting up your own website using WordPress.
In this video I will explain what WordPress is and walk you through installing WordPress onto your domain, and within a separate directory. The easiest way to do this is with Fantastico Deluxe which is found within CPanel. I demonstrate this using Hostgator's CPanel. I will also cover the Quick Install method too.
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