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    How to add WordPress to Hostgator?

    This article helps you to understand how to add WordPress to Hostgator?

    1. Why we need to add WordPress to Hostgator?

    Hostgator is the hosting service provider, through which we can host our site, or store our local site on a particular location. We need to add WordPress on Hostgator to make our site live then we can access our site any time any where. And we can manage it.

    2. How can do it myself without impacting websites?

    HostGator offers various ways by which you can install WordPress on their server.

    • Manual
    • Quick Install

    First you need to  Login to your HostGator web panel. Under services/Software click on Quick Install.

    HostGator web panel

    Under services/Software click on Quick Install.

    Quick Install

    On the Quick Install page, you need to select “WordPress’ on the left side.

    Quick Install

    On the next page,  drop-down select the domain on which you want to install WordPress blog.

    WordPress blog

    Here you can decide where you want to install WordPress. Either at the root of the directory or under the sub domain. For example:

    • Root Directory: xyz.com
    • Sub directory: xyz.com/blog

    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 a single hosting package.

    Click on next & now configure rest of settings as directed below.
    Here is how my settings look like:

    Rest of settings

    While HostGator Quick Install is setting up your WordPress blog, it might try to up Sell you by offering stuff like WordPress theme or any such service.

    I suggest you Skip it & I did the same. It’s easy to Install WordPress of your own. It will take few minutes, and your WordPress blog will be installed & you will get an email with your dashboard link, username & password.

    Dashboard link

    On HostGator server and you can access your WordPress dashboard by going to “domain.com/wp-admin” (Replace domain.com with your actual domain name).
    Make sure you add your email here. So that information about the installation will be sent to your Email blog.

    3. Difficulty Level {Easy, Medium, High}

    Medium

    4. Total Time Consumed

    15-20 Minutes.

    Summary
    How to add WordPress to Hostgator?
    Article Name
    How to add WordPress to Hostgator?
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    Hostgator is the hosting service provider, through which we can host our site, store local site on a particular location. How to add WordPress to Hostgator?
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    WordPress Support LLC.
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