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How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Using QuickInstall

How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Using QuickInstall

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).

Install WordPress on Hostgator

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.

  • Manual
  • Quick Install
In this WordPress installation guide, we will be using the QuickInstall 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 QuickInstall.

QuickInstall WordPress Hostgator

On the QuickInstall page you need to select “WordPress’ under blog software category on left side.

Select WordPress Blog software

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 :
  • Sub directory :

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.

Hostgator WordPress Installation

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 “” (Replace 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

WordPress Theme resource

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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  • Mike

    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.

  • 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

    • 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…

  • cyrus

    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..

  • Animish

    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.

  • Nizam

    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 :)

  • 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.

  • piyush

    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).

  • Pankaj

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

  • abhi

    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.

  • Sahil Kotak

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

  • Harry Sehgal

    I was Desperately needing it. Thanks for Sharing it.

  • Vikas

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

  • Patricia@lavenderuses

    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

  • Mozz

    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..

  • Gulbarga News

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

  • Mohammed

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

  • A

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

  • Price India

    this is so easy, hostgator people are really friendly…

  • 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..!!

  • 1skyliner

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

  • Hammad

    Thanks for the guide harsh…you rock :)

  • Vijayraj Reddy

    hostgator and wordpress – this combination is awesome…

  • siddu

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

  • ajith

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

  • siddu

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

  • Usi

    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

  • Swamykant

    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.

  • Gautam

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

  • Joynal Abedin

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

  • Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Dena for your comment. :)

    • Harsh

      Bookmarked it! :)

  • vijay

    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 :) …

  • Jhangora

    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.


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