Have you ever bought hosting from Hostgator India or want to create a WordPress blog or website?
This is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to install WordPress on Hostgator India hosting. If you haven’t bought hosting from them yet, then you can buy from here and follow this tutorial to create a WordPress blog on Hostgator India hosting.
Hostgator.in offers custom cPanel to manage your domains and hosting and standard cPanel to manage to host. I will show you how to get started with their custom cPanel and then how to go to their hosting cPanel for a WordPress installation.
Its steps are easy and anyone can do it without any technical knowledge. So let’s get a cup of coffee and start the journey of setting up your first WordPress blog and starting it in the next 10 minutes.
How to Install WordPress on Hostgator India Hosting:
I assume that you have bought hosting from Hostgator India and the first thing you will have to do is to point your domain to the hosting account. I also assume that you have pointed your domain name with Hostgator India hosting account.
If you haven’t, go ahead and complete it. Now follow all the steps mentioned below and in no time your WordPress blog will be up and running.
- Go to manage.Hostgator.in and log in with your credentials.
- Click on Manage Orders > List/Search Orders.
Click on the domain name under Product Hosting. (see screenshot below)
On the next page, scroll down to the section where hosting India will be written, (this can be multi-domain Linux hosting and also single-domain Linux hosting) depending on your package.
Click on Manage Web-hosting (open in new tab) and this will open a pop-up that will take you to cPanel hosting account. You can also click on admin details there, which will give you a direct link to your hosting account and login credentials. (You can make a note of it in a Google Docs file for later use).
Watch this video for better clarity (English main):
Your Hostgator.in cPanel will look something like this:
Now scroll down to the section where it will be written, Softaculous apps installer and from here you can install your WordPress blog and many such CMS like Drupal, Joomla and many more. Here is the quickest and fastest way to install WordPress on your hosting account. (see screenshot below)
Click on WordPress and it will take you to the page where you have to configure some basic settings for WordPress installation.
Click on Install and configure the options. (It is easy but be patient and check all the steps again). I have already explained all the options and if you have any confusion then feel free to ask me through below comment section.
- Choose Protocol: This is where you have to decide whether to keep www or not. As short domain name is good, I suggest to keep use without www. So just select http://.
- Select Domain: Select the domain on which you want to install WordPress.
- In directory: By default Hostgator will select wp as directory and I suggest you to remove it. If you do not want your WordPress blog to be installed in a directory such as domain.com/wp, I recommend you to install WordPress on the main domain. For example, in my case WordPress will be installed on HGusers.in.
- Sitename: Give your site a name.
- Site Description: Add a description to your site in three to four words. (You can change your site name and site description later at any time).
Admin account section:
This is where you will configure the login details for your WordPress blog. Keep in mind that you select any username other than admin. Along with this, also use a complex password. If you have not created an admin email, you can add users later and for now, add an email that you have access to. (In the coming days I will tell you how to create an admin email). After settings my screen looks like this:
In Limit login plugin options, enable this feature. (You can later turn off this plugin after activating the Jetpack WordPress plugin).
Click on Advanced Options and configure the settings as shown in the image below. Keep in mind that you have entered an email address in the last option “Email installation details to” as it will give you information after the installation is complete. This information will be helpful later and or else you will also need these details for any developer to make changes in WordPress.
Click on Install and it will take about a minute to complete the installation of your WordPress blog.]
Check your email because you will check WordPress installation steps in your email. This is a video tutorial (English Main):
Login to your WordPress dashboard, and this is what your WordPress dashboard will look like.
Here are some quick changes that you will have to make before you start blogging with your WordPress blog or before doing anything else.
- Hello, delete the world post.
- Delete sample pages from Pages.
- Go to Settings > Permalink and select the permalink structure as name.
- Use Yoast SEO plugin.
- Install WP Super cache plugin.
- Install and configure Akismet plugin.
If you have not installed WordPress then follow this tutorial and install it in 10 minutes. If you have any query then you can ask me through comment. And if you liked this tutorial then share it with your friends.