How to Install WordPress on HostGator?

Wordpress remains the most widely used self-hosted blogging platform across the globe.  It was actually invented as a code meant for content writing and management. However, it has grown to be a wonderful blogging tool for millions of users. Today, millions of websites and blogs have been hosted across the net with Wordpress. The number of Wordpress users increase on daily basis.


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Basic Features

Indeed, Wordpress has a lot to offer users across the globe. It's currently powering over 40% of websites hosted on the internet. You can maintain a vibrant blog or website by using Wordpress. You don't need to be a computer guru to use Wordpress. All you need is to get acquainted with its basic features.

Install WordPress Using QuickInstall

If you are in hurry and don't want to read then watch this short video. It shows how you can install wordpress in HostGator using QuickInstall facility.

The above video is made a long back. The interface of the Quick Install is changed since the making of the video. If you want to see how to install wordpress using the new Quick Install interface then follow this steps.

1) Login to cPanel using your username and password.

2) Go to Software/Services section. Click on QuickIinstall button.

HostGator Quick Install Button

3) Click on the Wordpress link on the top nevigation panel. Alternatively, you can also click on Wordpress link under the Blog section.

HostGator WordPress

4) Then click on the Install WordPress button.

HostGator Wordpress Continue

5) Here you need to give the path name where you want to install the wordpress. You also need to enter admin email address, blog title, admin user name, first name and last name. Then click on Install WordPress button.

HostGator WordPress Install

6) Now you will the installation process.

HostGator WordPress Process

7) Once the installation process is finished, you will be given the username and password to login to the admin panel of your website. Take a note of your login information.

HostGator WordPress Login

That's it. Now your wordpress installation is complete. Go and install your first blog on your HostGator hosted website.

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