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Within your cPanel [control panel provided by your hosting company-see image below] you will find Fantastico or Quick install – by selecting WordPress and following the prompts; the current version of WordPress will be installed within a couple of minutes.

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cPanel at Hostgator

Below is a detailed video which shows you how to install WordPress manually

How to setup WordPress in a CPanel Hosting Environment Including MySQL Data Base.

In addition to the information in the above video:

There is a security issue when you use “admin” as your user name and leaving the wp_config.php file in the same directory as your Word Press files.

You can’t change usernames, therefore if you were given “admin” as a username – here is what we suggest you do:

From within your WordPress Dashboard go to users. Create a new user, example: “benjamin” then give the new user “benjamin” administration rights and give “admin” subscriber rights. Now “benjamin” is the admin.

Go to your cPanel and move the wp_config.php file into your home [root] directory.


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