May 16, 2009 by Vincent
Automated WordPress Installation (without Fantastico)
Not every web hosting provider bundles Fantastico or its equivalent into your hosting plan. Even if they do, sometimes it wouldn’t work (been there, done that, not on Fantastico though, but on DreamHost’s one-click-install). In this case, your best bet is to download the entire WordPress script at 1.8 MB with over 600 files in it and upload all of them to your server.
The good news is you no longer need to be a downloading and uploading maniac in order to install WordPress on your server without the use of Fantastico or its equivalent, thanks to the 4.35 KB EasyWP php script.
EasyWP is a single php file that automatically downloads the latest version of WordPress to your server, extracts the archive (on your server), and takes you to the built in WordPress setup process.
Here’s how it works:
easywp.phpto wherever you want WordPress to be installed
- Point your browser to the script (eg. www.example.com/easywp.php) and complete the installation