WordPress.org is one of the most famous self hosted blogging platforms. To install WordPress on a domain and to start a WordPress blog, you require 2 things – a domain and a web hosting account.
In this tutorial, we will take Hostgator as an example, and install a WordPress blog with a hostgator account.
How To Install WordPress With Hostgator
Hostgator allows you to install WordPress by three methods:
- Quick Install
Out of these, Fantastico is the easiest method to install WordPress.
Login to your Hostgator web panel. Under services/software, click on Fantastico.
From the left sidebar, select WordPress under the ‘Blogs’ category. Then select ‘New Installation’.
Now select the domain you want to use with your WordPress blog. You can choose either to install WordPress on root directory eg- www.bloggingpanorama.com or to install WordPress on sub directory eg- www.bloggingpanorama.com/blog
Check every detail and then press ‘Install WordPress’.
On the next screen, you will be shown your database details. Note it down somewhere and click ‘Finish Installation’.
Congrats on Starting Your Blog!
The first part of our “How To Start a Blog” series ends here..
By now, you are ready to start your blog. But what to do after starting a blog? Be sure to read this post about a ‘to-do list’ after starting a blog.
And there will be many more articles to guide you on starting a successful blog.
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If you face any problems installing WordPress then do comment and let me know.