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 steps you need to follow to install WordPress on hostgator hosting. Hostgator offers various hosting packages and I suggest you to pick baby package which cost only $6.95/month and offers unlimited hosting package. You can learn more about Hostgator on their official page here. ( Use coupon code – shoutmeloud25 to get 25% off on your bill).
Step by step guide to install WordPress on Hostagtor:
One of the fastest and easiest way to Install WordPress on your hosting account is using QuickInstall. It will make the installation process easy and within minutes you will have your WordPress blog installed, up and running.
Hostagtor offers various ways by which you can install WordPress on their server.
- Quick Install
Login to your Hostgator web panel. Under services/Software click on QuickInstall.
On the QuickInstall page you need to select “WordPress’ under blog software category on left side.
On the next page, Click on continue and from drop-down select the domain on which you want to install WordPress blog.
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
If you are new to Hostgator and have a baby plan or above plan, you can add as many domains as you want and you can host multiple websites on single hosting package.
Make sure that you don’t use “admin” as username, as this is a security risk. Rather use your email address or your nickname. The point is to make it really hard to guess. Before hitting the magic button Install WordPress, Cross check if you have done everything right. Else rolling back things will consume time.
It will take few minutes and your WordPress blog will be installed on Hostgator server and you can access your WordPress dashboard by going to “domain.com/wp-admin” (Replace domain.com with your actual domain name)
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
- How to Install WordPress Theme
- How to Install WordPress Plugins
- 8 Essential setting after installing wordpress
- How to submit your blog sitemap to Google webmaster tool
- How to submit your blog sitemap to Bing
- How to add Google analytic to your blog
- How to burn feed using Feed burner
WordPress Theme resource
Essential WordPress plugins
- Google XML sitemap : WordPress essential plugin
- No self ping wordpress plugin
- Related post wordpress plugin
- SEO friendly image wordpress plugin
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