As far as productivity and usability of the blogging platform is concerned, WordPress is one of the best you can get at the current web development world! When you can combine a good web hosting with the popular CMS and blogging platform, both of these will go in harmony, using which you can create and manage blogs as well as websites. It does also offer a bunch of exclusive features rather than other players in world of Content Management System. Yet, one section where you might be confused is selection of web hosting service. Also in this case, you can go with a pioneer in the web hosting industry – HostGator services. Let us show you how to use HostGator’s QuickInstall tool to install WordPress quickly and painlessly for your website or blog development.
Install WordPress Using QuickInstall Scripts
In addition to the quality-rich service, and fruitful efforts of several web-based professionals to create sites/blogs, and popularity among those professionals, HostGator offers various kinds of methods to install WordPress in your shared web server, though you might be having that much knowledge in technical aspects of WordPress installation that requires a few steps to be completed. Here, if you are one of such newbies, we are here with an intuitive guide, which you can use to install WordPress in your server without spending that much time. As we mentioned earlier, using HostGator server, you can install WordPress via different methods as follows.
- Fantastico Deluxe
- QuickInstall Scripts
- Manual Installation
While the first two options are quite easy for a newbie blogger or developer, the third requires technical knowledge to be implemented throughout the process. So, we shall skip the third one, and ponder over the rest. Among those two, the one found to be relatively easier and productive is QuickInstall script from HostGator! Using this script, you can install the WordPress in matter of seconds, and what you have to do is to provide some of credentials for blog. In that sense, we are going to give you a tutorial to install WordPress in your web server using QuickInstall script. We hope that this tutorial would be hopeful for those who have less experience in managing web servers.
If you have not done the sign-in process yet, you have to provide your cPanel username and password to enter the cPanel of web server, in which you want WordPress installed. Once you have signed in using the credentials, you can see the cPanel window of HostGator soon.
Since there are several sections in the HostGator cPanel, you have to scroll down until you find out the section which is named as ‘Software/Services’. As the name implies, the section comprises various tools that help you manage that server. From the section, however, you have to click on the ‘QuickInstall’ icon.
In seconds, in a new window, you can see a QuickInstall page, which has a list of available platforms in left section of page. From the ‘Blog Software’ section, you have to click on WordPress.
In the upcoming window, you can see several details about installation! The details include version of WordPress as well as size of installation. Now, you have to click on the ‘Continue’ button.
In this step, you have to be quite careful, as it deals with several important details regarding the website/blog. You’ll have to provide different information such as following ones.
- Where do you want to install WordPress: The domain as well as directory, at where you want your WordPress blog installed. If you want it to be in the root directory, you should leave the column empty.
- Admin Email
- Blog Title
- First Name and Last Name of admin
If you think you have provided all these information accurately, you can click on the ‘Install’ button to start process of WordPress installation. Since WordPress is quite small, it will take only a few seconds to complete the installation.
Once the installation process is over, you can find a confirmation message in upcoming window. Also, you can find a link to the WordPress site in the window. For accessing the admin dashboard of the site, you have to add /wp-admin after the domain name. For instance, you can say www.example.com/wp-admin/ To know more about the username and password for log-in purposes, you should check the confirmation mail in your inbox.
All the best.