#1 Claim Your HostGator Coupon
HostGator is a good choice if you’re expecting to grow your blog quickly. They are known for great support and will migrate an existing site over for free.
Claim your HostGator coupon and follow my easy HostGator Setup Instructions for How To Start A WordPress Blog on HostGator!
#2. Build Your WordPress Site
Log in to your HostGator account using the username and password you set up during the sign up process.
On the homepage click on Launch cPanel.
#3. One Click Install
In the Software section of your cPanel, click on the QuickInstall Icon.
Next click the One-Click Installs option.
Select the WordPress icon.
#4. Choose The Domain
Next you’ll be asked to select the domain name where you want to install WordPress.
Select your domain from the drop down menu. You should only have one choice.
Leave the directory path blank.
#5. Enter Settings
Complete the form that appears with the following details:
- For Blog Title, enter the name of the website. This is what will appear in the header as the name of your site.
- For Admin Username, enter your preferred username.
- Your first name.
- Your last name.
- For Admin Email, enter an email address where you want the admin password emailed to. Make sure this is a working email address.
- Check the box next to the Terms of Service Agreement.
- Click the orange Install button when you’re ready to proceed.
NOTE: Do not use Admin as your username. It’s bad for security.
#6. Check Details
A progress bar will tell you when your installation is complete.
When complete, click Details for your admin URL, username, and password:
Once the installation is complete, and you have your credentials, you can begin working on your WordPress site! Check your email for the WordPress username and password as well as a link to your WordPress login page.
#7. Log In To WordPress
Log into WordPress by going to:
(Bookmark this login page for future reference).
You’ve completed the guide for How To Start A WordPress Blog On HostGator. The next step is to learn some WordPress basics and write your first blog post!