Getting started with blogging is quite easy nowadays, All you need to do is install WordPress to your hosting account. In this article, we will be talking about how to install WordPress on HostGator hosting.
WordPress is the best self-hosted blogging platform which powers 25% of the website in the world and HostGator is simply known for offering a reliable hosting package for website services. HostGator also offers one-click WordPress installation which makes it instantly easy to start a self-hosted WordPress blog.
Steps to Install WordPress on HostGator C-Pannel-
Now when it comes to installing WordPress on HostGator, It’s quite easy & doesn’t require to have you any technical or coding skill.
There are many ways to install WordPress on Hostgator c-panel But in this post, we will be using quick install to create a WordPress blog. As using Quick install method is the easiest way to get started with WordPress, because by using this method you can easily start a blog within 5 minutes, even if you are a newbie. All you have to do is just follow these simple steps.
#1 Login to you HostGator C- Panel by using the credential sent by HostGator.
Once you have logged into c-panel scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Quick Install under “Software and Services.”
#2 On the next page, on the left sidebar, click on WordPress under popular install. Now you will see “Install WordPress for Free”, so just click on the install WordPress button.
#4 On the next page, you have to fill some information to get started with WordPress install.
For detail understanding, you can also refer the screenshot below.
1– Drop down, select the domain on which you want to install WordPress, If it’s your first blog then you will have only one option.
If you have the baby plan or above plan of HostGator hosting then you can host multiple websites on your hosting package.
2– Admin Email- Put your email here so that an information about the installation of WordPress can be sent to your email.
3– Blog Title- Name of your Blog, you can always change it later.
4– Admin User- It will be the username of your WordPress blog. Make sure you don’t use admin as a username.
5– First Name- It will be added to the admin profile, you can change it later.
6– Last Name- Your last name, This is also the part of admin profile, you can change it anytime through your dashboard.
After filling all the above information correctly click on Install WordPress button.
#5 Now it will take few minutes to install WordPress, Once its installed It will show a message Your Install is Complete, just like the image below.
You will also get an email with the dashboard link, username & password.
Now simply click on Admin URL or go to “www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin”. Enter your credential i.e.- username, password and click on login button.
Congratulation, you have successfully created a website on WordPress, here you can access your dashboard to customize your blog as the way you want it to looks like.
Once again welcome to the world of blogging and wish you all the best for your blogging journey 🙂
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