How To Install WordPress on Hostgator Shared Web Hosting?

WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management Software) globally, empowering more than 25% websites that are alive on the Internet.

This percentage has been increasing rapidly.

Those were the days when we needed to hire some professional web developer to make quality blogs and websites, but these days you don’t need to spend even a single penny on the development of your very own site.

In this article, we are going to learn how you can install WordPress CMS on your Hostgator’s Shared Web Hosting.

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WordPress is not the only free CMS which you can use to build beautiful blogs and websites but undoubtedly the best CMS ever.

Any beginner can start with WordPress and as per my personal experience, it won’t take him over a week to learn about building a beautiful blog or a website with it.

These days, the process of installation of WordPress has become just a game of few minutes!

The installation of WordPress is also known as famous 5-minute install.

On the official website of WordPress, they define the process of setting up a WordPress blog as shown in the screenshot below.

5-minute Installation

You just require a domain name and web hosting first to setup a WordPress site.

So, I’m assuming that you already have a domain name registered and a web hosting purchased for your WordPress site.

Specifically, in this article, we are going to install WordPress on Hostgator’s Shared Hosting. If you haven’t purchased Hostgator’s Shared Hosting yet, you can follow the link given below to get exclusive deal by WPTricks:

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Make sure you keep ready these things in your hand to have a hassle-free installation of WordPress:

  1. Your cPanel Login URL (it would be like https://gatorXXXX.hostgator.com:2083/)
  2. Your Web Hosting Name Servers (You can find these after logging into cPanel, and it would be like nsXXXX.hostgator.com)

Once, you are all done with a domain name and Web hosting, follow the given Step by Step guide to have a quick fresh WordPress install.

Guide to Install WP on Hostgator Shared Hosting

You need to follow 2-Broad Steps and followed by their sub-steps.

There might be two cases, if you are having a single domain name based web hosting or multiple domain name hosting capability web hosting.

The process of installation of WordPress for both is quite same, yet the difference is between the additions of the domain name to the hosting.

That’s why I’ve explained the whole process separately (After Step 3) for install of WP on primary domain linked with the Web hosting and the add-on domains linked with the hosting.

If you have purchased the Hatchling plan of Hostgator Shared Web Hosting, you will be able to install WordPress only on the single domain name which will be the primary domain name.

If you have purchased either the Baby plan or the Business plan, you can host multiple websites.

That’s why it will be in your hand that you wanted to install WordPress on the main domain name or on an add-on domain name.

Step to Follow While Installing WordPress

Before getting started with installing WP, you need to add the name servers of the web hosting to your domain’s DNS settings.

It’s as easy as copying the name servers from cPanel and pasting them in the DNS settings.

Here’s also a screenshot given below to help you find the name server in your cPanel’s dashboard.

HostGator Name Servers

HostGator Name Servers

Here’s a great video tutorial to help you how to do so.

Click to play

Once, you pointed your name servers to your domain name follow the steps given below.

Step 1. Login to your cPanel with your login ID and password. The login screen would be like the following screenshot.

Hostgator cPanel Login

Hostgator cPanel Login

Step 2. After logging in, the dashboard will look as shown in the following screenshot. Here click on WordPress Installer under popular links.

WordPress Installer

WordPress Installer

Step 3. After that screen like the following screenshot will appear. Here you’ve to select the domain name on which you want to install WordPress.

Select Domain For WordPress Installation

Select Domain For WordPress Installation

After that, you have to click on the Next button.

Note: If you have the hatchling plan, you’ll only have one domain name here to select, and that would be the primary domain name. But if you have added any additional add-on domains, that would also be there on this list, and you would be able to select from them also.

Here’s a quick video that will help you if you want to add-on a domain name for the Baby or Business plan.

Click to play

Step 4. After clicking on the next button, you have to fill out some basic information regarding the WordPress blog you are going to build as a result of this installation.

After filling the information as illustrated in the following screenshot, just click on the “Install Now” button.

Fill Website Information

Fill Website Information

Step 5. After that, WordPress will start installing, and within just a few seconds, it will be installed, and you will be given the URL and your Password to login.

WordPress installation process

WordPress installation process

Login URL will be something like this: http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/ and the Password would be something very complex combination of Alphabets, numerals. and symbols.

The WordPress login page looks like as illustrated below in the screenshot and you have to fill out the Username and Password there.

WordPress Admin Login Page

WordPress Admin Login Page

Sometimes, it may ask you to verify your humanity by asking you a simple mathematical sum. You need to do so and afterward, just click on the login button, and you’ll be logged into your WordPress dashboard for the first time.

That’s it; you have successfully installed WordPress on your Hostgator’s Shared Web Hosting. Now, you can easily log into your freshly installed WordPress site and can proceed further with developing a beautiful WordPress blog or site.

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Having any trouble with the installation? Have any question regarding installation WP on Hostgator’s shared web hosting? I’d love to hear by your side in the comments section and to help you as well.

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