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How to install WordPress in Cpanel on Hostgator


I will show you step by step how to install WordPress in Cpanel if your website is hosted by Hostgator. The process is quick and easy. Follow my how to guide and you will have WordPress installed on your site within minutes.

Let’s get started.

Sign in to your Hostgator Cpanel

After you pay for hosting, you will receive your log in details for your Hostgator Cpanel via email. I recommend you click on the link to your Cpanel and bookmark it immediately. That way, you will one click away from your Cpanel.

Here is the log in page for Hostgator Cpanel.

Hostgator Cpanel log in page

Enter your username and password and click on the ‘Log In’ link.

After you log in, you come to your Cpanel dashboard.

Here is mine.

Hostgator Cpanel dashboard

Find WordPress installer

Now we have access to our Hostgator Cpanel. We are looking for ‘WordPress Installer.’

On my dashboard it is under the section ‘Popular Links’ at the top. If you don’t see it in your ‘Popular Links’ section, type WordPress into the search bar at the top.

Like this.

How to find WordPress installer in Cpanel on Hostgator

Installing WordPress

To start your WordPress installation. Click on the ‘WordPress Installer’ icon.

Then you come to this page.

Select the domain you want to install WordPress

If you have mulitple domains on Hostgator, you will need to select the domain you want to install WordPress from the drop down bar.

To install WordPress is easy. If you need more than a WordPress installation, Hostgator offer their services here for you.

I have created a sub-domain on my main domain to use as an example.

I will select that sub-domain from the drop down bar and click on the orange ‘Next’ link.

Now I come to this set up page.

Wordpress install set up page

Before you start your WordPress install you have to complete these boxes.

‘Blog title’ is the name of your site. ‘Admin user’ is the username of the person who will be administering this site. Type your first and last name into the next boxes. ‘Admin email’ is the email address you want to use to receive notifications from this site.

Once you completed that, tick the box to confirm you agree to the ‘terms of service agreement.’ Leave the ‘Automatically create a new database for this installation’ box ticked. You need a database for your installation, this installation software will create one for you.

After you have completed everything, the orange ‘Install’ link will activate. Click on this link.

After a short time, your WordPress installation will complete. Once finished, you will receive your WordPress admin details.

You will also receive an email with the same details.

Like this.

WordPress installation complete in Cpanel on Hostgator

How to log into your WordPress admin

To view your website, click on the website link, next to ‘Installed to’.

Here is my site.

Website after WordPress installation

To log into WordPress on this site, I click on the orange ‘Login’ link on the installation complete page.

Once I click on that link I come to my log in page.

WordPress log in page

I would recommend that you bookmark this page.

To log in, you use the details from your installation complete page, or from the email you received.

I will log into my WordPress admin.

WordPress admin

It is that easy to install WordPress.


Installing WordPress using Hostgator’s Cpanel takes a few minutes. You log into your Hostgator Cpanel and find the WordPress installer icon.

I would recommend bookmarking your Cpanel, website, and WordPress login page. Create a folder on your bookmarks toolbar and keep them together.

I have three websites with three different hosting companies. It does get confusing.

If you have issues with your WordPress installation, note the error message, and then contact Hostgator live chat support via the help icon on your Cpanel.

I have found Hostgator support to be quick, knowledgable, and courteous.

If you would like to check out Hostgator’s latest hosting plans, you can find them at

If you are having trouble logging into your WordPress admin., check out my ‘How do I log into WordPress on my site?‘ post.


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