If you’re an affiliate who’s just starting out then here’s a short step-by-step guide on how to get a site launched in a matter of hours … yes, not just empty talk, you can really get it done that quickly:
- Get a domain name (use GoDaddy for quick and easy registration).
- Sign up for a hosting account (we recommend BlueHost – one of the most affordable hosting providers out there).
- Connect your domain to your webhost.
- Install WordPress on your domain and hosting.
The tutorial you’re reading right now is about the last item on the list above – how to install WordPress on your site.
Installing WordPress in 5 Minutes or Less
There are two main ways of installing WordPress on your site. You can either:
- install WordPress manually (the famous 5-minute install), or
- you can use a one-click installation in your hosting account’s admin panel.
Installing WordPress Manually
If you want to install WordPress manually you’ll have to get some things done before you can begin the actual install itself.
First of all, you have to create a new database that will be the core of your new site.
This can be done in your hosting account’s admin panel (cPanel). Go to the section called Databases and use the MySQL Database Wizard. When you’re done you’ll have a username and a password you’ll have to use in one of the next phases of the installation process.
At this point (and if you already have a domain, a hosting account, you’ve connected the two with each other, and you’ve downloaded WordPress to your computer and then uploaded it to your hosting account) you can begin the online installation.
Launch your browser and go to your domain name. Start by clicking the two consequent confirmation buttons (images below) and proceed to the important part.
In the next step you get to input your database details. Things like: username and password, database host, database name.
The next screen is only a confirmation and it doesn’t require any action on your part other than clicking the “Run the install” button.
The last step is about setting your admin account and the basic details about your new site. Things like: site title, admin username and password, your email, privacy setting (make sure it’s checked).
Finally, if everything goes well you’ll see a confirmation message.
This concludes the manual way of installing WordPress.
Fast Installation in Your Hosting Account
Some hosting platforms provide a tool for installing different scripts and website management platforms with just a couple of clicks – it’s called Fantastico.
If you decide to use this option you’ll still need to provide your site’s details and choose the basic settings. It will speed up the whole installation process to take even less than “5 minutes” but there’s still some work to be done, so don’t expect miracles.
Get Your Site Set Up by Professionals
There’s one more way of installing WordPress on your site. It’s also the most reliable approach here.
AffiliatePrograms.com has many interesting things to offer their readers, one of which is a free website setup service.
The only thing you have to do is go to http://websites.affiliateprograms.com/free-website-setup-for-affiliates/ and click the “Get Started” button.
Start by selecting the hosting provider you want to use for your site, and then contact the team at AffiliatePrograms.com (via email). We will take it from there without any additional payments – the service is 100% free.
That way you can have your site set up in 48 hours with almost no work on your part. On top of that you get access to 5 tools for expert marketers and instructions on how to use your new site. You’re more than welcome to check for yourself and see that you can really have a WordPress site set up with no hassle.
Do you already have a site up? How did you go about the installation process?