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