Getting started with WordPress is quite easy, and the very first step is to install WordPress on your hosting account.
Most of the shared hosting for WordPress offers a quick script to install WordPress, and you don’t have to take the manual route to create your WordPress blog.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to Install WordPress on your hosting account is using QuickInstall powered by Mojo MarletPlace. It will make the installation process easy, and within minutes you will have your WordPress blog installed, up and running.
Login to your HostGator web panel. Under services/Software click on QuickInstall.
On the QuickInstall page, you need to select “WordPress’ on the left side. In 2017, HostGator also offered services that will cost you a lot to Install & simply setup a Theme. I would suggest skipping that option, & just follow this guide to setup everything of your own.
On the next page, drop-down select the domain on which you want to install WordPress blog.
Here you can decide where you want to install WordPress. Either at the root of the directory or under the sub domain.
If you are new to HostGator and have a baby plan or above plan, you can add as many domains as you want and you can host multiple websites on a single hosting package.
Click on next & now configure rest of settings as directed below.
Make sure that you don’t use “admin” as username, as this is a security risk. Rather use your email address or your nickname.
on HostGator server and you can access your WordPress dashboard by going to “domain.com/wp-admin” (Replace domain.com with your actual domain name).