WordPress Install Options

Here are your options for installing WordPress:  The original videos in this series included a complete step by step manual install of the WordPress software on your web hosting account.

Yep I removed them!

A partial list of the steps required for a manual install isn’t for the faint of heart and does require some technical confidence.

A manual WordPress install requires things like:

  1. Downloading the WordPress Software from http://www.wordpress.org
  2. Unzip the WordPress Software on your local PC
  3. Registering a Domain Name
  4. Opening a regular old style hosting account
  5. Knowing how to use cPanel
  6. Downloading and using FTP software
  7. Creating MySQL databases and user….

You get the picture!

Duration: 5 Minute Screen Capture

Description: You can still save most of these steps with most old hosting account – you can login to your hosting accounts cPanel and use the Fantastico service that most hosts provide but that presents some additional restrictions like:

  • Old Versions of WordPress being installed
  • Accepting the default admin and install security options

So while you can still use Fantastico nowdays it is limiting and I don’t recommend it.

I’ve made this session as simple and straight forward to explain the differences and which choice is best for someone who isn’t a technical expert.

If you have had to pay a webmaster or other hired gun in the past to add new websites to your online business watching this video will give you a new found confidence that can translate into instant time and money savings.

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