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How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Using Fantastico

We all know that WordPress is the most popular blogging platform due to its advanced facilities and user-friendly features. Now a days, almost 80% of the blogs which are coming live on the internet are WordPress powered. Getting started with WordPress does not require special efforts. The very first step in this is how to install WordPress on your Hosting Account.

Many Web hosting providers offer quick scripts and tutorials to users to install wordpress on their hosting account. But if you are planning to launch your new wordpress blog then you need to select a best Web Hosting provider. I recommend Hostgator to all the newbies as I have used them personally and found ther service exceptionally well especially when it comes to wordpress hosting.

So, today I am going to share the step-by-step tutorial of how to install WordPress on hostgator using fatastico. You need to read the full post carefully to learn how to do this quite easily.

How to Install WordPress on Hostgator Using Fantastico:

This is one of the easiest methods of installing wordpress on Hostgator which hardly takes 5 minutes to complete. First of all login to your Hostgator Hosting Control Panel. Under the Software/Services section, click on Fantastico. The snapshot for the same is given below :

how to install wordpress on hostgator using fantastico

On clicking this, you will be redirected to the Fantastico Panel page , where you need to go to the top left side and click on “Wordpress” under the blogs category. You can see the snapshot to go through this step easily :

wordpress installation using fantastico

After this, you will be redirected to the New Installation page where you have to click on the “New Installation” link to install the latest version of WordPress.

fantastico new installation

Once you have clicked on the “New Installation” link, you need to select the domain on which you are going to install WordPress. Here you have the option to select the location where you want to install WordPress. You can select either the root directory or under a sub-domain.

If you select the root directory, then you need to select the domain itself and then you have to enter some details like admin username, admin password, admin email, site name, and site description.

After filling all these details, click on the button “Install WordPress” to start wordpress installation. On the next page, you will get the mysql database username and password that has been created to store contents, you need to copy them and keep them in a text editor carefully for any use in future.

Finally you need to click on the “Finish Installation” button to start the installation process. It usually takes 5 minutes to complete but it may vary depending upon your internet speed.

After successful installation, you will get the confirmation about the installation on your email that you have selected while putting credentials.

In this way, you have successfully installed wordpress on your Hostgator Hosting Account using Fantastico. Hope you all find this post helpful. You can also share your thoughts on this installation tutorial or ask questions if you have any through comments.Your comments are always valuable for us.

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