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    How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

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    WordPress is one of the most popular self hosted blogging platform. Getting started with WordPress is quite easy, and the very first step is to install WordPress on your hosting account. Most of the shared hosting for WordPress offers quick script to install WordPress, and you don’t have to take maual route to create your WordPress blog. Here I will be sharing a complete guide which you need to launch your own blog on your hosting.

    Selecting a Webhosting is not as easy as it sounds. Specially when there are hundred of hosting options are available. Based on my personal experience with various Web-hosting, I recommend Hostgator to be an idle host for your WordPress blog. If you are new to Hostgator, I would suggest you to read Hostgator review or you can also grab Hostgator discount coupon.

    In case if you don’t have   hostgator webhosting yet, you can buy Hostgator baby plan hosting, using below givem link and use coupon code SHOUTMELOUD25 to get 25% off on your total bill: Sign up Link

    Step by step guide to install WordPress on Hostagtor:

    Hostagtor offers various ways by which you can install WordPress on their server.

    • Manual
    • Fantastico
    • Quick Install
    In this WordPress installation guide, we will be using the fantastico method on Hostgator to install WordPress. This is one of the easiest way to get started with WordPress & within 5 minutes your WordPress site will be up. Follow this guide and feel free to ask questions if you have any:

    Login to your Hostgator web panel. Under services/Software click on Fantastico.

    Install WordPress using Fantastico Hostgator How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Installing WordPress on Hostgator using Fantastico

    On the next page, left side click on WordPress under Blogs category.

    WordPress installation fantastico How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

    On the next page , click on New installation

    Fantastic New Installation How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Fantastico New WordPress Installation

    Select the domain on which you want to install wordpress. Here you can decide where you want to install wordpress. Either at the root of the directory or under sub domain. For example :

    • Root Directory : http://www.shoutmeloud.com
    • Sub directory : http://www.shoutmeloud.com/blog

    So if you want to install WordPress on root domain, i.e: ShoutMeLoud.com, you should follow the straight forward method as shown below:

    Setting up WordPress Installation under Fantastico:

    You also need to mention your blog username and password. Which you will be using to access to admin panel. Base configuration settings can be altered later without any problem. but do add admin email address.

    wordpress final installation thumb How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

    Before hitting the magic button Install WordPress, Cross check if you have done everything right. Else rolling back things will consume time.

    On the next page, it will show you information about database which it is going to use. So copy and paste your database and mysql username and keep it handy for future use.

    final installation thumb How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

    Click on Finish Installation to complete the process. On the next page you will get the confirmation about the wordpress install. And you can go to your admin area by adding wp-admin suffix to your domain name.

    wordpress installation confirmation thumb How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

    Make sure you add your email here. So that an information about the installation will be send to your Email blog.

    What Next ?

    Since you have understood the installation of WordPress. It’s time for now to configure your wordpress blog. Head over to following tutorial and link to theme resource and plugins which will help you to configure your wordpress blog.

    Essential WordPress tutorials After Installing WP

    WordPress Theme resource

    Essential WordPress plugins

    If you face any issue regarding WordPress installation on Hostgator, feel free to let us know via comments. If you find this post useful, don’t forget to subscribe to our Email newsletter for more such WordPress tutorials and updates.

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    { 41 comments… read them below or add one }


    I just got a hostgator account. I am able to install wordpress in the root directory and enter the WP dashboard but when I click on the visit website button I get the default hostgator page.



    Wordpress and Hostgator are two essential thing for bloggers to set up their website, your tutorial explains clearly abouth how to setup worpress in hostgator.Thanking you :)


    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Dena for your comment. :)



    Bookmarked it! :)


    Joynal Abedin

    Thanks for your easy step by step guide on how to install wordpress on HostGator using Fantastico.



    Hostgator is great hosting provider for wordpress blogger.Pls tell me the alternative option of hostgator.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Gautam you can look into other selected Webhosting for WordPress http://www.shoutmeloud.com/shoutmeloud-free-wp-webhosting-partners



    It is better to install the Wordpress manually than Fantastico.

    After reading the ” 3 Reasons NOT to Use Fantastico For WordPress ”

    I understood that it is better to install the Wordpress manually than Fantastico.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Swamykant That article is complete useless.. Since Wordpress upgrade issue which he pointed it’s the same with Fantastico or without it..
    he should have changed the article title to why you should manually update WordPress.



    Hi, your coupon code only valid for baby plan or other plans too? becuase if we apply this for other plan it will be free.

    and I really need a good host in 2-3 days. make me sure please, you can mail me if possible.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Hey Usi
    This coupon code is valid for all the plans.
    I could not understand how it will be free..This coupon code will give you 20% off on total amount.
    Or alternatively you can use Coupon code SHOUTMELOUD to get first month webhosting for $0.01



    Thanks for your easy step by step process for how to install wordpress on Hostgator using Fantastico.



    thanks for this nice information it is very useful to all how to install word press themes keep sharing



    This is awesome information this is really usefull thank’s dude.


    Vijayraj Reddy

    hostgator and wordpress – this combination is awesome…



    Thanks for the guide harsh…you rock :)



    I can see quickinstall in hostgator cpanel and is easy to use.


    Sagar Rai

    I guess this is very simple and common tips. The autoinstaller is something built for newbie and I think this article was just a waste. You could instead write on MANUAL installation of wordpress on hostgator which would be more challenging than repeating the same here.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Hey Sagar
    For a regular user like you, it may sound useless, since you know this already…
    But for a newbie, such articles are really helpful…
    I imagine myself 2 years back.. Such article could be a life saver for me.. !!
    In case if you require a tutorial on manual WordPress installation, do let me know via Contact form and I would come up with an article for the same..!!


    Price India

    this is so easy, hostgator people are really friendly…



    Are you supposed to put the www in the domain name when installing.



    HosGator one of the best hosting services :) also nice article will help alot of people.


    Gulbarga News

    i have about 5 blogs installed on hostgator shared hosting and never had down time, they are awesome…



    Thank you so much for this, I just bought a site through them, and wanted to do this, but couldnt figure it out..
    So thank you very much appreciated..



    Hi Harsh

    I found this article really useful. I set up my WordPress blog with Hostgator almost 12 months ago. I am about to set up more sites that will be mini-sites for different affiliate programs so this was on topic for me :-)

    Really pleased with Hostgator who give excellent support. Have always found them helpful and will stay with them for all my new blogs too. I’m going to read through your other articles too. Thanks Harsh for sharing in a clear, concise manner that a newbie will find easy to understand and be able to implement. Apprecited.

    Patricia Perth Australia



    installing wordpress on hostgator is simple thanks for the tutorial Harsh.


    Harry Sehgal

    I was Desperately needing it. Thanks for Sharing it.


    Sahil Kotak

    That’s one of the simplest thing to do! But, after installing it you need lot of things to do.



    It is some what difficult if we are installing word press but for the beginners your post will really helpful. Because the way you explained with screen shots are very straight forward. Keep up with these type of posts.



    Ya completely Agree with harsh Hostgator is best in its catogary and so as the wordpress so go with hostgator



    very usefull information to me
    sir i wanna ask that hostgator provide any support number by which we can ask any problem related to server aur website?


    Harsh Agrawal

    YOu can always reach to Hostgator Customer support on this no: 1-866-964-2867 (1.866.96.GATOR).


    Ravi Kochhar

    Hi Harsh,
    What is better – to install wordpress manually or through Fantastico?
    Secondly is it good to have multiple installations on single database? Or we should have separate installation for each domain?
    If we have multiple installations on single database can we have separate FTP accounts for each domain? From security point of view which is better?
    Your quick response and advise is much appreciated.



    Installing Wordpress from Hostgator is really easy with Fantastico, it is really helpful for newbies. Thanks Harsh for this wonderful and easy to follow guide :)



    Hi Harsh!

    You can easily see Quick Install software above Fantastico in the image. Installing WordPress with Fantastico will only give you WordPress, while that with Quick Install will give you WordPress as well as WP SuperCache with recommended settings. Also, quick install is more user friendly. You should update about this.


    Harsh Agrawal

    I would probably come up with a separate article for Quick Install software, WordPress installation. I always prefer to use clean WordPress install, and add all essential plugins, and make necessary changes after that. Though, I’m sure Quick install method would be useful for many.



    Thanks You! Great tutorial… do you have article on how to transfer host gator in another host gator account? My website is on but i want it to transfer in another host gator account..


    Harsh Agrawal

    This tutorial will guide you on moving WordPress:


    Vipul jain

    Just on a random day on internet i found a service that google and hostgator are providing a free domain and free web hosting for 1 year for small business holders.I want to install wordpress on my domain.But i don’t find any option of fantastico on cpanel.
    so,now can i now install wordpress on Hostgator.
    Any other alternative..
    domain is :networthy.in


    Harsh Agrawal

    What you talking about is IndiaGetOnline, which is an initiative from Google & hostgator together… Which is indeed a great initiative, but for technical people like you, I won’t recommend that service, as it comes with great number of limitations… Like you can’t install WordPress on it, and you have to use Website builder to make most out of it…



    I was looking for a suitable Hostgator tutorial for a member of my family as I am not really familiar with it. This really helped them get their WordPress blog up and running. Thanks.


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