In my article, I show you how to install WordPress on Hostgator, step by step.
After purchasing hosting with Hostgator, you get access to a Cpanel.
My guide shows you how to install WordPress through the Hostgator Cpanel.
Let’s get started.
Step One – Sign In To Your Hostgator Cpanel
After paying for your hosting, you get login details for your Hostgator Cpanel via email.
In the email is a link to the URL of your Cpanel login page.
I recommend clicking on the link and bookmarking it.
Here is the login page for your Hostgator Cpanel.
Enter your username and password and click Log In.
Here is the Cpanel dashboard.
Step Two – Search For WordPress
Type WordPress into search.
Step Three – Install WordPress On Hostgator
Click the WordPress Installer icon to start.
Next, select the domain for a WordPress installation.
Complete the Install Settings information.
The Blog Title is the name of your website.
Admin User is the username of the person administering this site.
Admin Email is the email address you want to use to receive notifications.
Ensure to check Automatically Create A New Database. Your site won’t work without a database.
Agree to the terms of service and click Install.
Once the installation is complete, you get your WordPress admin login details.
These details are also sent to you by email.
Don’t forget these details. You can’t log in to your WordPress admin without them.
Step Four – Log In To WordPress Admin
To view your website homepage, click on the URL link next to Installed To.
In the example above, my homepage URL is example.thestayguesthouse.com/
Here is the homepage for my new WordPress site.
Hostgator creates this Website Coming Soon page for new WordPress installations.
Click Admin Login to go to the WordPress admin login page.
Here is the WordPress login page.
I recommend you bookmark this page.
To log in to WordPress, use the details from the Installation Complete page.
Here is the WordPress admin dashboard.
You can start creating your WordPress website.
Installing WordPress using Hostgator’s Cpanel takes a few minutes.
Log in to your Hostgator Cpanel and select the WordPress installer icon.
Complete the details about your site and select Install. The installation process takes less than a minute.
I recommend bookmarking your Cpanel login page, the website homepage, and the WordPress login page.
If you have issues with your WordPress installation, note the error message, then contact Hostgator live chat support via the help icon on your Cpanel.
I have found Hostgator support to be quick, knowledgeable, and courteous.
I recommend using WordPress to build a website. Visit my How To Make A WordPress Website to learn more.
I hope you found my article informative. If you have any questions, please leave them below.