Tutorial on installing WordPress & it’s database on a cPanel web hosting account. cPanel is the most popular control panel in the hosting world – others would work very similarly.

Why not just use Fantastico and the auto install? 1. Any changes your host makes has the possibility to break your install. 2. As you work with WordPress you’re going to want to add some plugins / themes and make changes to the original install. You might as well learn how to do it from the start. 3. When your buddy asks for help you can charge a fee to set it up for him since you’re now the expert!

Have Fun!