These are simple instructions to follow and have a Wordpress Blog setup in a few minutes.
[We are installing at the top level but it can be done at a sub directory level just as easily.]
Skip anything you've already done...
Pick a Domain Name! . Easy4u2do.com my My Godaddy/WildWestDomains reseller account. I undercut their price and let them do all the work. And when you are getting the name, you get a choice to point it to the hosting server go that set the DNS setting for you.
Sign Up for a Site: Easy complete the one page hosting sign up..
Wait: This is the hardest part. It may take from 4 to 48 hours for the domain name to get setup. It takes me just a couple of minutes, I normally do that daily. But if you need it faster let me know.. but you will still be waiting for the name...Can't help that..
FAST START : GO
You will see the black page on your site that page is in your site named Has the site name and My banner. That page is called index.html and is the www folder. We will first remove it.
Sign in to the control panel: The address it https:// your site and and :10000 That will give a certificate warning to bypass..
Select "Edit Web Pages" the screen on the right show "Edit existing file: with index.html in it. Select Edit
When the page loads select the "Delete this Page" at the bottom of the screen. Then the "Delete Now" button to confirm.
Now we install a new site: WordPress is a very nice Content Management System.
Select Install Scripts , the pick WordPress item to select the program. Then at the bottom of the page click the "Show Install Options"
The next screen the only option that you need to change is the " at Top Level " need to be picked. Then click Install Now. (twice)
When done you cass a line saying "WordPress installation complete. It can be accessed at " . Follow the link to complete the install ..
Type in the Title of your site. and your email address. "Install WorPress"
The next page has a login and password.. Save the user (admin) and password and Click the login button. ..
BOOKMARK THIS LINK you visit it often..
The first thing I do is change the password to one I will remember. So when you login you see "Users" on the top right of the screen. Click it.
You will see a list of users with "admin" is the only one listed at this point. Clich the name to edit it. When the screen load you can complete the information and save a new password.
At this point you have a new website running.
Go find a template for wordPress and download it to the /www/wp-content/themes folder. From the WordPress Dashboard, Design , Themes you see the new theme to select. And you running.. Start with Write and add your first post.