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1-Click Self-Installation of WordPress with Host-I-Can

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In this short video, we'll show you how to really quickly get set up with your own WordPress using Host-I-Can and Fantastico Deluxe. So once you're logged in to Host-I-Can, you'll find yourself in CPanel. CPanel's got a whole lot of options so you're going to need to scroll down quite a long way before you find the place to install. And the section that you're looking for is "Software / Services". Then, you want to click on "Fantastico Deluxe". There, you've got some different options, and obviously we're going to click on WordPress over here on the left, and that gives us some various information about it: a short description, the WordPress home page, support forums, and "New Installation". That's what we want to click on. So, here actually I can install it on any of the domains I have registered, and here I have just the one, so I select that. I can also choose if I want to have it in the main directory, for instance, my root directory, or a subdirectory such as "blog" if I want to have something else on my main domain. Next, I need to come up with an admin access username, and this is basically what I'm going to use to log in to WordPress. I'm going to put "admin", but it's not the best idea. It's much better to put something unique, and the same goes for the password. In this case, I'm just going to put a generic password in, but it's much better to avoid something like— or especially—"password", because people are going to be able to guess it very easily. Try and make it as unique as possible. Then, "admin nickname": this is what I'm going to be called throughout WordPress, so I'm just going to put "admin" here again, but you can put your name, or anything you like to be called. Also important: your admin email, which by default may not actually be active. It's much better to put the email you use every day, so you get administration emails sent to the right place. Once I've sorted that out, I can decide my site name. In this case, I'm just going to call it "Host-I-Can for WordPress" and just put in some spaces, but this is what's going to appear in the banner at the top of your blog—it's basically the full title. So put anything you like there, and "description" is kind of a tag line that goes underneath that, if you'd like to include one. Click on "Install WordPress" when you've decided those, and then there's just a short wait while it does its thing and gets things installed for you. So now it's set up the database for me, and I've got the name of that database here. I've also got the main directory as to where that's going to be so I can click on that and the access URL, and I just need to click on "Finish Installation" so I can finalize everything. Once that's done, I'll see all of the information I need here, including, for instance, the username, and also my password, which if you've made difficult you may want to copy that to your clipboard or paste that into a text document. I've also got the URL where I'll need to go to do my site administration. That's going to basically be the directory of your blog plus "wp-admin" and that's where you need to go whenever you want to log in to WordPress. It's probably a good idea to bookmark it. Once you're done, if you do want to remember all these things and don't want to make a note of them, you can actually put in your email just down here and it will actually send out an email with all of the admin information. Plus, then you can find it easier. So, I'm going to send that email to myself, and that's going to give me all of the vital information about my blog should I ever misplace it or get a bit forgetful. And there we are—it's all installed and ready to go. So, if I ever want to come back, I can come down here and I'll see that this is the current installation, and my root directory (that's the little slash mark), and I can also visit the site from here or remove it, should I wish to in the future. So I've clicked "Visit Site", and I can now go to "Login" in the Meta section and log in to my account. And that takes me to my Dashboard, where I can start customizing my blog and do whatever I like with it. And that's it—your own WordPress through Host-I-Can.

Video Details

Duration: 4 minutes and 6 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: Dotsub - Standard License
Producer: Michael Pick
Director: Michael Pick
Views: 159
Posted by: wordpresstv on Mar 30, 2009

Setting up a WordPress blog with Host-I-Can only takes a minute or two. This video shows you how.

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