WordPress How-To Video Tutorial : Installing WordPress
Have you thought about starting your own self-hosted blog or a website for your small business? Surprisingly it is simple and more affordable then you think, so lets get started. In this WordPress video tutorial I’ll show you the process after you have your domain name and hosting set up.
Visit GreenHostUSA.com to search for a domain name and pick out your hosting plan. WordPress hosting starts out at just $2.95 for those wanting a personal WordPress blog. Businesses pay a little more for their hosting but at affordable rates.
The process of installing WordPress takes less than 5 minutes. Then the fun gets started and you can start creating the perfect website.
The cPanel is where you will install WordPress from and have access to others areas of your hosting account. The QuickInstall button under Software/Services will take you to the screen below.
The QuickInstall screen(see below) shows you a list of all the software available for installation to your website. Select “WordPress” under the Blog Software choices and you will see information on the version, install file size and the WordPress website. Click the “Continue” button to start the install process. This is where you choose how you want WordPress installed. Do you plan on having a separate website along with a blog? Do you want to use WordPress for your primary website? If you plan on using something different to create your website and just using WordPress as a blog you probably want to install it off the root directory. If you are using WordPress as your primary website or just to blog then do nothing and it will install to the root directory.
Enter in your main e-mail address as the Admin email, a title for your blog (you can change this later), then your first and last name. Click the “Install Now!”button and WordPress should install within a few minutes or less. Write down your user name and password and keep it in a safe place. The same information should be e-mailed by your hosting provider to the Admin email you entered.
Now that WordPress is installed all you have to do is take your user name and password. Follow the link provided by your hosting provider and login to the WordPress Dashboard and get started.
Stay tuned for more WordPress Tutorial videos from GreenHostUSA.
Dennis J. Smith is the author of “Promote Your Business or Cause Using Social Media – The Beginner’s Handbook” and owner of GreenHostUSA.