As we have written in our previous article, Helio Host gives fully free cPanel enabled hosting service. We have Chosen Helio Host for this tutorial to install WordPress but it will be same for free web hosting or other free and paid web hosting to Install WordPress.
Helio Hosting doing a great job by providing free web server, but unfortunately, most users who are seeking for free web hosting are newbies and have almost no knowledge how to handle a server from cPanel or Install WordPress on it.
We are NOT affiliate of Helio Hosting. We are definitely promoting WordPress, a beautiful Open Source CMS, so that every one in this Planet can have his / her own website or blog.
There are many talents, who because of limited budget can not run a server or can not continue to pay the server and Install WordPress. Also, it can be a great choice for small non profit organizations to Install WordPress and run.
So, this is a full guide on how to install WordPress without shelling out a dime.
Pre-preparation to Install WordPress
You have to decide whether you will use the free domain name provided by Helio Host or buy a Domain Name before hand or after you Install WordPress.
Though, it can be done before or after the Install WordPress process. But, in our opinion, decide it before creating the account on Helio Host and Install WordPress.
We will show how to Install WordPress on free Domain Name provided by Helio Host. The Steps to Install WordPress using a custom domain name is the same, except, you have to Edit the Name Servers to Helio Host from your Domain Register’s account. If you want to use a custom domain name after, you can ask Helio Host support. After few months of using a server with cPanel, you will get used with all these things and you can Install WordPress just as we are doing within few minutes. You can write how to Install WordPress in your blog yourself by then!
You might like to use a FTP software like FileZilla.
Preparation phase to Install WordPress
After receiving the confirmatory email from Helio Host, You will be able to log in to the cPanel within 24 hours and will be able to Install WordPress. You will see a 404 error page still the server is not ready to Install WordPress.
If you are using a custom domain name to Install WordPress, if it is a Top Level Domain (like .com, .net or others), big process will run in the background. You can see the DNS propagation online using this service :
You can not Install WordPress until it has been resolved. It can take up to 48 hours, sometimes it takes 2 hours sometimes 5 days, but usual is within 48 hours.
You must have received the invitation email from Helio Host with a URL link to the cPanel. This is needed to Install WordPress.
Typically it should look like :
Click that link to open in a standard browser like Opera, Google Chrome, Safari or FireFox. We will show you how to use the cPanel and Install WordPress using Opera.
After you have clicked the link, your browser will throw this login screen :
Never save any password. You will logged into your cPanel. Here is a live demo of cPanel, click the Demo listed under Domain Owner Panel :
By this time, you must