HostGator Xoops

XOOPS is an open source web app meant for developing websites. It's actually crafted in PHP and also designed for the MySQL database. It can be used for building and enhancing large and small scale websites. It can also be used for creating weblogs, intranets, and diverse kinds of portals.


The Meaning of XOOPS

XOOPS is the abbreviation for “Extensible Object Oriented Portal System”. It began operating like a portal system but with time its usage increased. It now serves as a Content Management System. It also serves as a web platform for building all manner of websites.

The Pros

XOOPS is a veritable tool at the hands of web developers and web designers. It can be used for building and enhancing small, medium, and large scale business website.

XOOPS can be used as a weblog. You can easily create quality content and use the app to optimize them with ease. You can also use the software to create online journal.

XOOPS helps a lot in Search Engine Optimization (SE0). You can easily optimize your site as you desire once you build and enhance it with the app.  You can generate steady traffic for the website. You can also generate steady leads and profits. Your website can start appearing in Google first page. It will continue to rank higher in major search engines.


It's quite easy to have access to XOOPS. All you need is to download it directly from the official website of the company. You can easily install it by following the onscreen instruction. Standard and partial installations are allowed.

If you're intending to use XOOPS to host a News website, you can opt to use the app. If you intend to build a medium or large scale website, you can still use the platform. You can integrate different kinds of modules on the site. Among the available modules you can use include Forum, Web links, e-shop, and a lot more. You can also make good use of the uniform user management system that comes with XOOPS when thinking of building a huge corporate website.

Basic Features

Indeed, web development can be at its best with XOOPS. You can read more about the open source software when you visit the official website.

Install XOOPS on HostGator

After knowing the various features of XOOPS, you might want to try XOOPS on your HostGator site. HostGator offers easy installation of XOOPS. Just follow these steps and XOOPS will be installed on your HostGator web site.

1) Go to HostGator cPanel and login with your username and password.

2) Click on QuickInstall button. You will find the QuickInstall button under Software/Services section.

HostGator Quick Install Button

3) Now click on Xoops link from the left side panel. You will find Xoops link under CMS link section.

HostGator Xoops

4) Next click on Install Xoops button.

HostGator Xoops Continue

5) Now you need to enter the URL address where you want to install the Xoops. You also need to enter admin email address, admin username and site title and site slogan. Once all information is given, click on Install Xoops button.

HostGator Xoops Install

6) You will see the installation process.

HostGator Xoops Process

7) Once the installation is complete, you will be given the username and the password. If you can't see the username and password then click on View Credentials link from top. Take a note of this username and a password. You will need this detail for login.

HostGator Xoops Login

Now you have successfully completed the installation of Xoops. Enjoy your web site with the new content management system.

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