Hi friends, welcome to WordPress tutorial for beginners and in this WP tutorials, you are going to see how to install WordPress in HostGator web hosting. HostGator web hosting cpanel having auto apps installer called “Softaculous apps installer” which helps to setup WordPress within seconds. Here I am also going to share about Softaculous apps installer and step by step tutorial to install WordPress in your HostGator cpanel.
How to Install WordPress Blog in HostGator Web Hosting
There are 2 main ways to set up WordPress in any web hosting. They are WP install via auto app installer (Softaculous, Fantastico etc) and via FTP (CoreFTP, Filezilla etc). Here you are going to see the first method; WordPress Setup via Softaculous apps installer. Before going to WordPress installation tutorial, I will explain about Softaculous installer.
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Softaculous is one of the best online commercial script libraries which provide auto web apps installation services to web hosting cpanel, Pleask, directadmin, H-sphere etc. It provides main blogging software’s like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, OpenCart and other website applications for users. The HostGator web hosting also loaded with Softaculous apps installer which helps to make the WordPress installation quicker as compared with File transfer protocol (FTP) method using your desktop.
One of the main advantages is that no need to install any additional FTP softwares or plugins to your computer to install the WP blog in hosting. It also allows importing WordPress from the same server or remote server, if the old blog installed in Softaculous installer. You can read more about its Official website here.
Ok, let us time to see how to install WordPress in Cpanel of HostGator.
Step 1: Login to HostGator Cpanel
First connect your computer with a high speed internet service and open your browser. Then login to your HostGator Cpanel account by entering the registered username and password. Click here to see how to register web hosting from HostGator. Then you can see the HostGator cpanel home page and scroll down and stop when you see “Softaculous apps installer” section, which is shown below.
Click on the “WordPress” app button, which is marked on the above Cpanel image.
Step 2: WP Installer Interface
It will direct to “WP Softaculous installer” page. Here the installer interface is well arranged in different tabs and gives information about WP blogging software. It provides with WordPress app overview, major features, different screenshots, WordPress demo, user ratings, reviews and WP import options. You can read everything before going to install WordPress.
Click blue colored “Install” button in the WP Softaculous apps installer page and which is marked in above image.
Step 3: Enter WP Blog Details (WP Software setup)
It will direct to WP installation page, here you have enter the blog details like domain name, directory to install your blog, WP login details (username and password), blog name and tags, WP database name and automated backup setups. Let us enter software setup details one by one.
First you have to choose the protocol needed for your WP blog. In the below Softaculous screenshots shows the available protocol. As per your domain security, you can select any one of them. Here I am selecting http://www.” Protocol.
That means your web blog URL appears on search engines and internet browsers as “http://www.shoutmetutorials.com”.
Here I am selected “shoutmetutorials.com” to install WordPress with this domain.
In the “directory” section leave blank (delete “wp”) and which helps to install your WordPress installation files directly to public html section in Web hosting file manager.
Next section is the “Site settings”. In this, you have to enter the “Site Name, Site Description, Enable Multisite (WPMU) Yes/no” which is shown in the above screenshot. Click here to see more about WP Multisite feature.
Next section is about “Admin account” settings and in this you have enter the WP login details such as username and password. First enter your username and password or you can use the default username “admin” and automatically generated password.
After entering the login details, you have to select the main languages of your blog. WordPress supports around 70+ languages and here I selected “English” as blog language.
WP Software setup: Advanced Options:-
Then move to “Advanced Options”. In this section, Softaculous allows you to enter the WP database name and table prefix. Also it provides the auto upgrading of software, themes, plugins and auto backup of your WP blog.
After selecting the needful, click on the “Install” button down below and which is marked in the above image.
Then it will redirect to installation page and within 1 minute, your WordPress installation will be completed. It will provide the WP login details, login URL, blog URL etc.
Note: Wait for 15 to 20 minutes before checking the blog. Because to propagate the WP installation to your blog, web hosting needs some time and so, wait for it.
This is WordPress tutorial post showing how to install WordPress in your web hosting using the Softaculous apps installer within 2 to 3 clicks. Using this app you can set up WordPress as multisite or single site by a single click. You can also backup your blog using this online script app. It is very useful, when you are transferring your WP blog from one web hosting to another or changing the hosting plane. Other methods to install WordPress are also will include in the upcoming WP tutorials.
If you have any suggestions or doubts feel free to comment or contact me.