24 thoughts on “How to Install WordPress on Hostgator

  1. Hey very useful tutorial for beginners, even I have composed almost the same tutorial after completing my review on Hostgator.. Seems like we are on the same pitch :)

    • Sounds interesting. Looks like we are several people heading for the same direction. Looking forward to see more of it.

  2. Like you and Harsh… I have this almost exact same tutorial in my drafts. I guess it shows that great minds think alike :)

    I love Fantastico! It have saved me hundreds of hours over the years!

    Why do you suggest you manually install WordPress if you are planning for thousands of visitors each day?

    • It must be. ;)

      I’ve heard several stories about people who get their sites all spoiled when they try to update their WordPress site with Fantastico. I also have a tendency to prefer to do everything by myself. For an example I spent a year working on my CMS instead of using WordPress even though a lot of people tried to convince me.

      • Great tutorial – especially when someone first gets hosting then wonders what to do to create a blog! Haha…as I read, the question that came to my mind was the same as Doug’s- why to manually install when expecting thousands of visitors per day. Thanks for the tip – I sure hope for thousands per day – someday. :)

        • Thank you Christie, I hope my answer satisfied you. I’m certain your site will get thousands of visitors each day if you just keep publishing new content and promote your site. Feel free to give a shout and I will try to answer your questions.

    • I haven’t used Bluehost for a few years now but it seems like are also using Fantastico. So you are probably right.

  3. Wow, my hosting company never had that when I signed up. I had to ftp the zipped file and do it the long way. I have just recently noticed that they have that kind of facility now, where were they some time ago :)

    • It’s getting easier for every day and within a few years I’m sure you don’t even have to do all this. The question is what will happen with us making money online though.

  4. Excellent info Stefan.

    The day that I first used Fantastico from one of my site’s cPanel I am sure I did my happy dance. It was so easy and I was done in about 2 minutes flat.

    Sure beat having to download and install WordPress manually.

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  6. i registered a domain with hostgator and i want to install wordpress on it. the thing is that i see that the version to be installed is 2.8.6 but there is another more current version 2.9.2. i have been made to understand that one should use the most current versions for security purposes. so how do i install the 2.9.2? (explain in simple language because i am not tech savvy)

  7. Hi Stefan,

    I know you from GOOGLEADSENSEGENERATOR and have stay at your blog more than 5 hours and really fall in love with it.
    You posts are always useful and informative, thanks for the hard work.

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