How to Install WordPress at HostGator

Congrats on completing your web hosting set up!

In the next 10 minutes we’ll help you launch your web site.

Once you have your site up and running you will want to review how to find and install Themes (website designs) and plugins (website feature add ins). You can visit How to Install WordPress Plugins and How to Install WordPress Themes for that information.

Step 1: Sign into your Hostgator Account

Step 2: Installing WordPress:

You will now see the control panel screen. Look down the control panel sections until you find the section that says “Software and Services”, the second one from the bottom of the page.

Look in that section for the “QuickInstall” name and logo. Now click on the QuickInstall icon to start the installation process.

Step 3: Now you see the Install WordPress screen.

If this is the first WordPress website you are creating click on the “Continue” button on the bottom left.

Step Four: Specifying the Settings:

On this screen you will specify the settings for your WordPress website.

For Application: Choosing the choice as shown above will make your root domain name (like the home page. Do not put anything in the box next to your domain address unless you want your home page to be a different page.

For Admin Email: Put in the admin email you want for your site. The login information for your new site will be sent in this email.

For Blog Title: Type in the blog title you want for your site

Now click “Install Now” and your software will be automatically be installed.

You will finally see the screen below indicating that your software was successfully installed.

You can now access your administration panel for your website at

Your website (unless you changed it on setup) will be at