Last Updated on December 25, 2020 by Kelly Thoreson
Need to install WordPress on HostGator? You’re not alone.
37.5 million websites are powered by WordPress according to this survey. That is 34% of the WHOLE WORLD WIDE WEB.
Either nearly forty million websites got it wrong or WordPress is an amazing free tool on which to build your blog (hint: it’s the latter).
I use WordPress and I freaking love it.
I want you to have it and love it too!
That’s why I created this tutorial.
I’m gonna walk you, step by step with pictures and everything, through how to install WordPress on your HostGator website!
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No time to read? No problem! Watch this tutorial on YouTube!
1. Login to cPanel
The first step is to log in to your HostGator cPanel. If you don’t know where to find this, go back to the email you received from HostGator when you signed up for hosting.
Now – bookmark your cPanel link! Right meow! Then, log in.
2. Under Software, Click Quick Install
Scroll down to the software section or press ctrl+F and type in, “software” if you wanna skip the visually overstimulating madness that is cPanel!
3. Click WordPress
In the middle of the page, you’ll see the WordPress logo. Click it!
4. Select Your Domain
Use the arrow down to open the drop-down box and select the domain you want to install WordPress on.
5. Enter Your Info
Go ahead and enter your information. Don’t stress over the blog title if you don’t already have one – you can change this later!
6. Check the Box and Install
After adding your pertinent information and not worrying about our blog name cause we can always change that later, we’re gonna check the Terms of Service Agreement box and click Install!
7. Copy & Paste
Now, copy and paste your username and computer-generated password into a word document.
8. Click Login
You did it! You now know how to install WordPress! Once the installation has finished, click Login.
9. Log in to WordPress!
Using the username and password we copied and pasted into a document earlier, login to WordPress!
It is easy to install WordPress on HostGator and omigurrrd you’re so close to blogging sweetness I can TASTE IT! Great job, baby blogger! You did it!
WordPress is an amazingly powerful, FREE tool and it’s now yours to wield!
Do you have questions about this tutorial? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll help you!
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