Blog Installation for NON-cPanel Webhosts

If you're still using non-cPanel webhosts like GoDaddy and vDeck based webhost then this section is for you.

We don't recommend these kind of webhosts to run WordPress based websites simply because of many issues like very low memory allotment, slow site loading, very hard to use file manager/interface, and simply not WordPress friendly.

With that said, please take note that we are not liable and responsible with any site issues that may arise due to webhost incompatibility. We encountered two groups of customers in this category. They are:

  • GoDaddy Host Users
  • vDeck Based Webhost Users
  • However, if you belong to any of the above groups and have been tied with it because of a yearly payment arrangement and want to continue using your GoDaddy/vDeck based webhost, then choose which guide is for you.

Blog Installation Guide for vDeck Based Webhosts

Use this guide if you're using webhost with vDeck as the control panel. Popular webhosts with vDeck control panel are:, iPage, and Fatcow.

Click here to see how a vDeck Control Panel looks like.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT install WordPress on the destination server. The importbuddy script will install all files, including WordPress. Delete any pre-installed Wordpress to avoid installation conflicts.

Also when you're installing on an Addon Domain (additional domain/s aside from your primary domain), make sure that you already set a separate directory. Please read this tutorial on how to set a directory for your Addon domain.

Part 1. Upload the Installation Files

1. On your computer, unzip the blog package you downloaded when you purchased it from You can use WinZip or WinRAR. Free WinZip version is usually pre-installed in most Windows based computers.

2. After unzipping, open the folder "Files To Upload". This is where the actual "installation files" are placed.

3. That folder should contain the "backup file" (usually in a "backup-blogname-some78ue" filename format), the "importbuddy script", and the index.php file.

NOTE: DO NOT unzip the backup file.

4. Upload the "backup file", the "importbuddy script", and the index.php file.

For this type of webhost interface, I prefer using an FTP software instead of uploading using the built-in vDeck uploader. My preferred FTP software is FileZilla because it's so easy to use. You can donwload it here. It's FREE!

5. Launch your FTP software. For this tutorial, let's assume you're using FileZilla.

6. Click "File" and then click "Site Manager".

7. Click New Site and give it a name. This will differentiate it from other FTP accounts that you may already have or maybe adding in the future.

8. On the "General" tab, simply fill up the Host, Port and then User and Password. You can set the Logon type to "Normal" but if you're concerned about password security then set it to "Ask for password".

9. Click Connect button.

10. Now on your PC, find the folder where you downloaded the blog package. Upload contents of the "Files to Upload" folder into the root directory of your domain. Just highlight the file you want to upload then drag and drop it the right panel.

11. That's it. Just wait for upload to be completed then proceed to the next step.

Part 2. Create A MySQL Database

1. Log in to your vDeck Control Panel.

2. On the vDeck dashboard find the "MySQL Database" icon .

3. Click the "MySQL Database" icon and you will be redirected to the database management page.

4. Click the "Add Database" icon.

5. On the pop up form, enter your desired Database Name, Username, and Password .

IMPORTANT: Use lowercase letters only for database name and username. Otherwise, no database will be created and you'll only the see annoying screen message such as this:
"Your database names must consist of lowercase letters, numbers and underscores with at leas one non-numeric character."

6. Don't forget to save your database details for later use.

7. Also, don't forget to take note of your database's Server Name. You can find this info on the right side of your database management page.

That's it.

Part 3. Run Installation Script

For beginners, click here to watch video tutorial.

1. Open the "Installation Notes" you created in Part 2 (MySQL creation).

2. On your favorite browser, copy the installation URL to the address bar then hit "Enter" key on your computer keyboard.

NOTE: Just in case you see error message such as:

"Error #224834. This directory is not write enabled. Please verify write permissions to continue."

It's a very common problem for webhosts like this. And that's why we don't recommend it. Contacting the webhost support may slow down your workflow.

So, the quickest solution is to simply create a directory for the domain where you intend to install even if it is your Primary Domain. Point the domain to the newly created directory then move/copy the installation files. Follow guide on how to set directory here.

3. Enter Importbuddy password then click Authenticate button.

NOTE: The importbuddy password is already included with the "Installation Notes" file.

4. Now, on "Step 1: Select Backup to Restore", click "Restore Backup" button.

5. Next, on "Step 3: Database Settings", manually enter your database settings.

For "Database Server" and "Database Prefix" just click the arrow to copy setting from old server to new server.

So from:

To this:

IMPORTANT: You must enter a "Server Name" into the "MySQL Server" box (change the "localhost"). The server name is assigned to you by your webhost when you first sign up.

You can find this info on the right side of your database management page. Remember that page where you created a new database?

For Database Name, Database User, and Database Password just copy and paste the info from the notepad list you created in Part 2 (MySQL creation).

6. Click "Next Step" button.

7. On "Step 5: Site URL Settings", review your new URL (WordPress address) then simply click "Next Step" button.

8. On "Step 6: Verify Site and Finish", click your blog url and check if site is working.

9. If site is working with no error/s, click "Finish Cleanup" to delete installation files and other mess.

10. Site is complete! Congratulations, you have a new website.

The installation process is simple and straightforward. After 2 or 3 more successful blog package installation you should already be comfortable and may not need to follow this guide anymore. You can be on your way to setting up more niche blogs that can make you good steady passive income in the days to come.

You can now Login to Your New Wordpress Site to Replace Affiliate Links.

IMPORTANT: After installing your ready made blogs make sure to update Wordpress and all themes and plugins.
Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Update WordPress and WordPress Plugins