WordPress – How Hard is it to Install?
Instead of telling you just how easy it is to install WordPress into your site, Ill go over the steps to install it and let you decide for yourself. Depending on your great number, your steps may vary slightly, but these steps are valid for most major webhosts.
Without further ado, here are the steps to install WordPress into your webhosting account with cPanel and Fantastico:
Log into your cPanel Go to the section called Fantastico Under Fantastico, find the link to WordPress Follow the onscreen instructions for WordPress Give WP its own directory After the installation completes, log into the admin panel and youre good to go
In case youre wondering about the requirements that your hosting account needs to meet, here they are:
You need to have access to create MySQL databases. Without getting down and dirty into definitions, MySQL is the database system that WordPress needs on the back end in order to work.
You need php. Php is a web programming language that acts as the front end that lets your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) interact with the MySQL backend that WordPress stores the data on.
Your hosting, should run on linux. This is the operating system of the great number computer that WordPress lives on. It doesnt matter if your home/office computer is a Mac, a PC, or a Linux computer. You will be able to talk to your WordPress site by your web browser.
I suggest looking for a great number that provides you with cPanel. Why? Because cPanel offers you the ability to install WordPress with a few clicks and a minimum of typing already if Fantastico is not installed by your great number.
If you dont have cPanel, you may need to ask your hosting provider to install WordPress for you.
You can manually install WordPress, but its not really necessary and beyond the scope of this article.
Those are the requirements for WordPress. Think of these requirements as the equivalent requirements of your car needs gas to run and air in the tires if youre going to excursion somewhere.