You can also use a file manager if your webhost supports it. Godaddy has a file manager utility that works fairly well.
Select Hosting -> My Hosting Account -> Manage Account In the hosting center, select “Your Files”:
This file manager will allow you to upload all the wordpress files into a folder. You can either upload everything into the root of the site, or create a special folder for it, such as /blog or /journal. If you install it in the main site, then your whole site will be a wordpress blog. If you create a folder, it will simply be an extension to your existing site. It’s up to you.
Create a database
The next step is pretty important. You need to create a database. There are many ways to do this, and I won’t go into all of them here, but what you’ll need for wordpress is:
Once you have this information handy, open up your website where wordpress is located (either http://www.yoursite.com or http://www.yoursite.com/blog
You may get the Following Message:
There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn’t work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.
Go ahead and click on “Create a Configuration File”. On the next page click “Lets go”.
Enter your database information in the fields below: [caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”582” caption=”Wordpress Configuration Information”][/caption]
Then click “start install”
Enter the name of your blog “Ex: Jeremy’s SEO Blog” and your email address, and click install.
Make sure you put a checkbox where it says “Allow my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati.” (unless you don’t of course).
That’s really all there is to it. Wordpress is famous for it’s easy install process, and now you know why. You can do it in five minutes or less, and have a fully functioning blog. Be sure to check out other parts of my blog for WordPress plugins, tips and tricks.