When I started blogging 2 years back, I was not aware of WordPress.org. I started blogging with Blogger. Later I realized the limitations of blogger platform and planned to switch from Blogger to WordPress.
Initially, I was very afraid because I had zero knowledge about website development and WordPress Installation process. I had no idea about how to install WordPress to setup my website.
I did a research for few hours, actually only for 1 hour and I realized that WordPress installation process is very simple. Here I am sharing what I did i.e. Install WordPress on Hostgator cPanel using Softaculous.
What do you need to Install WordPress?
A Hosting plan to Install WordPress on your system
Why Hostgator? I did a deep research and found that Hostgator hosting is the best and budget hosting service provider. I would recommend everyone to use Hostgator hosting for your website because I have been using it and it’s performance so far is really good.
A Domain name for your website
You can buy a new domain name or use a domain name you already bought before. Domain name is necessary because you will be assigned the login credentials on the basis of that domain name.
The desired domain should be pointing to your hosting provider nameservers. If not, then you will not be able to access your website through the WordPress admin panel.
Install WordPress on Hostgator cPanel using Softaculous Apps Installer
Here we are going to explain the process of installing WordPress on Hostgator using Softaculous.
Login to your Hostgator cPanel using the login credentials given by Hostgator. You can find the login credentials and the cPanel login URL in the email sent by Hostgator on your registered email Id.
Once you login into the Hostgator cPanel, you will see a screen similar to the below screenshot.
Scroll down and you will see Software and Services section. Find Softaculous Apps Installer and click on it.
Now you will see a new window with various scripts given to choose for installation.
Once you choose WordPress for installation, it will take you to a new page. Fill up all the required site details of your WordPress website
Now, create admin admin login id and password, limit login attempts for security purpose, select your desired language and click on Install.
You can login to the given Administrative URL to access your WordPress website.
Always keep your login id and password confidential and do not share it with anybody. WordPress installation on Hostgator is very easya nd can be done by anybody.
Please comment below your thoughts about this post and if you find any difficulty during the WordPress installation process on Hostgator.