How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Web Hosting

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Many people believe that creating a website is very difficult, they assume that they need to understand some coding language to build websites. The fact is you don’t even required to write a single line of code to create a WordPress Blog/website.

WordPress is one of the best Open source CMS (Content Management System) platform, if you’re a newbie I recommend you to start with WordPress because it’s free and quite easy to use.

I’m one of the happy customer of Hostgator and highly recommend them. So today i’m going to show you how to Install WordPress on Hostgator Web Hosting.

Let’s Start on How to Install WordPress on Hostgator . . .

How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Web Hosting 

Basically there are three ways to install WordPress on Hostgator Web Hosting; QuickInstall, Fantastico DeLuxe and Manually. In the following tutorial, i’ll cover the QuickInstall method because it’s easy and barely takes 5 minutes to Install WordPress.

Once you buy a web hosting from Hostgator, you’ll receive an email with cPanel Login credentials and instructions.

Step 1: Login to your cPanel. Basically the login URL link will be like; http://example.com/cpanel. you can find it on the email that Hostgator sent.

Step 2: Once you’re logged in, scroll down and you’ll see the Software/Services section. Click on the QuickInstall icon. You can see in my below image.

How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Click on QuickInstall

Step 3: A new page will open, on the left, under blog software, Click on WordPress.

Click on WordPressClick on WordPress

Step 4: It’ll show the details of WordPress and its version. Click on Continue

wordpress continueClick Continue

Step 5: Now you need to fill out the Application URL, this is the path where you want to install WordPress.

If you want to use blog in this field, WordPress will be installed to your sub directory like; http://example.com/blog. Leave this field blank if you want to install WordPress in your Root directory.

Below I’m showing my personal domain as an example.

Hostgator QuickInstallFill out necessary fields and Click Install Now!

Fill out the necessary fields; your Admin Email, Blog Title, First Name and Last Name.  You can change this later.

Now Click Install Now! Your WordPress will be installed within a minute. That’s it, your WordPress Installation is complete.

After your WordPress installation is finished, you’ll receive an email like the one below.

wordpress installed

Now you can login to your WordPress using the login credentials that you received in email. The login URL will be like; http://example.com/wp-admin.

wordpress login

Your WordPress Dashboard will look like this.

WordPress Dashboard

Note: Your WordPress site might not be accessible if you’ve just changed your Name servers or DNS records, it might take some hours to propagate.

YouTube Video on How to Install WordPress on Hostgator cPanel

Here’s a YouTube Video tutorial on How to Install WordPress on Hostgator cPanel. Just watch and follow the below video to Install WordPress on Hostgator cPanel within minutes!


Your WordPress Blog is ready. Now you can Install WordPress themes and Plugins.

Also Read: Major things to do after setting up your wordpress blog

I hope you’ve learnt how to install WordPress on Hostgator, If you have any doubts related to WordPress Installation, leave a comment below or contact me. I also offer free WordPress Installation.

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Adithya Shetty

Adithya Shetty is the creator of The Blog Metrics, a site which is dedicated to WordPress, blogging, and marketing since 2013. He's a Minimalist who loves to read and write.