You are one step away to create a self-hosted WordPress blog on Hostgator.
Feeling excited ?
For a WordPress user, it was an amazing feeling when you land into your dashboard for the very first time.
For this, you need to install WordPress on your web hosting platform.
Don’t know how to do this?
You don’t need to worry.
Because today, I am going to show you how to install WordPress on Hostgator.
WordPress is the most powerful and popular blogging platform. It comes with lots of customization options. You can use hundreds of free WordPress themes and plugins from its own directory. Over 23% of the top 10 million websites powers by WordPress.
Installing WordPress on any hosting platform is an awesome feeling. This way your blog go live on the web for the very first time.
All the major Webhosting companies offer free WordPress installation. But I like Hostgator and I personally use this combination.
Hostgator is no doubt on of the best web hosting service in the world today. It is reliable and supportive.
How to set up WordPress self-hosted blog on Hostgator
So let`s start from the beginning.
To start a self-hosted blog on Hostgator you need a domain name.
Now before the installation of WordPress, you need to change DNS name server of your domain name. Here is the video guide onhow to change name server.
How to install WordPress on Hostgator Cpanel
Installing WordPress on Hostgator is an easy job. For this, you don’t need any existing WordPress account.
Let`s do this.
You can watch this short video to easily understand the whole fact.
But If you don`t like to see the video then follow the below steps.
You can install WordPress manually or through Quickinstall.
Manually is a bit more time consuming and also could be a little difficult one for beginners while Quickinstall is an auto-installation process and it is also quite easy. It hardly takes 5 minutes to complete the installation process.
Today in this guide I will show you how to install WordPress on Hostgator through Quickinstall.
Go to your inbox and check the welcome email, which was sent by HostGator after completing the buying process. From where you can get your cPanel address, username and password.
Login to your HostGator cPanel
Scroll down to software/services categories and click on Quickinstall.
QuickInstall Mojo marketplace page will appear on your computer screen. From here you need to select WordPress from the left sidebar under the popular installs.
Now here you can see the latest version of WordPress which you can install for free. Just click on “Install WordPress”.
Here you are in the final step. On this page fill out the complete form with required information carefully.
First, select the domain name on which you want to install WordPress from the drop down menu.
Now enter your email address in admin email box. Always give a valid email Id. If you have a domain name email then provide that otherwise use your primary email address.
Next, give your blog title. It will be your domain name. You can also give any other name as your blog title if you want.
Give an unique and hard username as it will be good for security reason.
Finally, provide your first and last name
6. Click on “Install WordPress”.
A confirmation message with the login information will appear on your screen that WordPress is successfully installed.
That’s it you are all done.
Now go to your WordPress dashboard from your browser by typing yourblog.com/wp-admin. Replace yourblog with your domain name.
I hope this step by step guide on how to install WordPress on Hostgator will help you to set up your blog easily.
If you have any problem during the installation then drop a comment below.