SimpleScripts is a fast, easy-to-use installation script. It helps keep users from having to go through the time and effort it takes to download a program like WordPress, decompress the files, upload them to their Bluehost account, and then go through the actual installation process. Instead, SimpleScripts allows users to complete the entire installation in about four minutes, with just a couple mouse clicks and an easy to understand web form.
SimpleScripts operates very similarly to Fantastico, QuickInstaller, and other installation scripts. It can be accessed through cPanel or another control panel. To use SimpleScripts, the user must login to their control panel, and click on the SimpleScripts icon (it should look like a blue box with a white greater-than and less-than sign inside of it). This will open up the SimpleScripts window, which shows the user all of the software that they have to choose from for their installation. This software is broken down by type. There’s a category for Blogs, Forums, RSS burners, Forms and Surveys, and more. In this instance, WordPress will be under ‘Blogs.’
Clicking on WordPress (or its icon) will bring up a page with information about WordPress, as well as a section titled ‘Installation Options’ with a green button that says ‘Install Now.’ Clicking on this green button will initiate the installation process, bringing the user to the form they will use to set up the parameters for their WordPress installation.
The first stage of the installation process itself gives the user the option to choose which version of WordPress to install. Bluehost supports up to the latest version of WordPress, so it usually behooves most users to select that one. The remainder of this page is a simple form that requests information from the user, like where they would like WordPress installed, the name of their site, and whether they would like SimpleScripts to randomly generate a name for WordPress’ MySQL database and database administrator.
Leaving these options checked will randomly generate them, unchecking them will allow the user to name them. At the bottom of the page, it will indicate whether the server meets all of the requirements needed to run WordPress. If this is the case, the user can click on ‘Complete’ to finish the installation.
After WordPress has been successfully installed to the user’s Bluehost India account, the page will display a message stating that the installation was successful, and giving the user their website URL, admin name, and password. At this point, the user can use their FTP client to upload and install any plugins, themes, or other addons they want to use for their WordPress installation.
Bluehost India and SimpleScripts make it easy to create your own WordPress-based website. Though WordPress was developed as blogging software, it has been expanded to create everything from portfolios to e-commerce sites. If you’re a fan of using WordPress, Bluehost India can give you the hosting solutions you need to make sure your WordPress site runs perfectly.