As we know that HostGator is one of the most popular and trusted brand for web hosting and domain registration services. They already hosted millions of domains that show how many clients it has but most of us start from beginning. In this article I’ll let you know How to install wordpress on Hostgator account even if you are using their hatching package. If you do not have your account with them, you can find HostGator Coupon to get your account at affordable price.
Before you start you need to login into your cPanel, check your e-mail address for your account details and find login url and name servers for your domain name.
Update name servers of your domain name before installing WordPress ex: In this e-mail our name servers are ns8331.hostgator.com and ns8331.hostgator.com to point your domain name on this account because DNS propagation is one of the important process while we are setting up a new website or blog.
If you bought the domain name from HostGator at the same time then you do not have to update your name server or any other details, it will automatically setup for your account.
Usually what we do for wordpress installation is that download 14MB file from WP official website and upload it to you hosting account which takes about 15-30 minutes for proper installation as you need to create your MySQL database FTP account and many other thing manually which is very irritating specially for newbie’s.
HostGator recently added a new feature called “Get Started with WordPress Today” it allows users to install WP within few seconds and not even need to create database for your blog, it will automatically setup for you. You can find lots of positive HostGator review on the internet because of their features.
Click on the WordPress icon and it will redirect you to another (Quick Installation) page
Read all the text before you click on continue button, always install latest version of it
“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
Install Size: 42.23 MB”
Now click on “Continue” button to get setup form
Please fill this form correctly according to bellow instruction
Application URL: Leave this field blank if you want to install this application to your root domain ex: yourdomain.com or if you want to install your WP apps in your sub-directory ex: yourdomain.com/blog etc then you can define your custom directory here.
Enable Auto Upgrades: We never recommend you to enable these features as some times we noticed that’s WordPress new release comes with few bugs.
Admin E-mail: Here you need to put your administrator e-mail address but always keep in mind that uses only your active e-mail because if you forget your password then will be your only way to recover your blog.
Admin User: Define your preferred admin user name which you want to use at login time.
First Name: Here you can either your real name or anything you want to show on your blog as a first name.
Last Name: Same as first name field you can put any alphabetic value here.
After filling all the fields correctly click on “Install Now” and it wouldn’t take more than 15 seconds to complete the installation.
Here you go, now login to your admin dashboard by default its yourdomain.com/wp-admin and start blogging