How to Start WordPress Blog On HostGator – Step by Step [Guide]

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If you’re going to start a WordPress blog then at first you have to choose a hosting platform to host your blog. There are thousands of web hosts in this globe. And you have to choose the best one.

And when it comes to choosing a proper WordPress hosting, At that moment  I’d suggest you go with what WordPress recommends you.

HostGator is one of the best web hosting services. WordPress officially recommends HostGator for web hosting. And I’d also highly recommend you to host your WordPress blog on HostGator In this post, I will share with you How to Start WordPress Blog on HostGator.

And here is some special reasons to go with HostGator for WordPress web hosting-

  • HostGator is recommended by since 2002.
  • 1-click WordPress Installations.
  • It offers 24/7 WordPress technical support.
  • Their hosting price is more affordable than other hosting platforms.
  • It has 45 days money back guarantee.
  • This is the only hosting platform which offers the cheapest rate for hosting that is $0.01 for 1 Month.

How to Setup Your Hosting Account


At first, click on the button below and it will redirect you to the HostGator Homepage.

Sign Up Now

Step 2:

Now click on the “Sign Up Now” button. Here I’m showing you how to avail 1 Cent Hosting offer. But remember one thing this 1 Cent offer is only for 30 days so one month later it will charge you $10.95 per month. For that reason I suggest you to buy yearly hosting plan then it will save a lot. Just use this coupon code – (BT60PERCENTOFF) then you can get up to 60% discount on any hosting plan.

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Step 3:

Enter your desire “Domain Name” and add an “Extension” to it. And try to buy “.com” extension.

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Step 4:

At first select “1 Month Billing Cycle”. Then enter a “User Name” and provide a “Secure Security Pin”. Don’t do any kind of mistake here.

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Step 5:

Now “Include Your Billing Information” and select “Credit Card Or Paypal” for your payment option.

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Step 6:

Just simply “Untick” those options. Otherwise, it will increase your bills. And if you want then select those options.

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Step 7:

Now at first enter Coupon Code – “BT1CENTHOSTING”  and click on the “Validate” button. Check your total “Amount Due” and see already you got your “30 days discount offer”. As earlier I told you if you want to save more money then buy a yearly hosting plan. Just use this coupon code – “BT60PERCENTOFF“. 

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And now your WordPress hosting account is complete.

How to Start WordPress Blog On HostGator

Step 1:

Now go to your “HostGator Panel” then log into “cPanel” here is the link – ““. If this doesn’t work for you then go to your Email and search the Email which is sent by “HostGator”. Then you can find your Username, Password and cPanel Link there. When you log into your cPanel then just scroll down and click on the “Quick Install” above “Software/Services”. 

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Step 2:

On the next page, you will see that there is a sidebar “Popular Installs” then click on the “WordPress” option.

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 Step 3:

Now simply click on the “Install WordPress” button.

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Step 4:

Now insert your Domain Name, Admin Email, Blog Title, Admin User Name and Your Name. Then click on the “Install WordPress” button. 

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Step 5:

Now you can see that your WordPress install is complete.

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Step 6:

Now go to your Email and you will get an Email from HostGator which is containing your WordPress login detail. Then go to your WordPress login page – ““. At first, provide your Username or Email and then Password. Now click on the “Login” button.

And finally, you’re done with your WordPress Blog Installation. 

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Started Your WordPress Blog On HostGator….Now What to do?

Now it’s time to make your WordPress Blog more and more PRETTY. Once you’ve installed WordPress on HostGator, here are some important things you need to do.

I hope this post will help you to start WordPress Blog on HostGator. If you have any further questions or any suggestion regarding this post then simply comment or send an email directly. I’ll reply as fast as I can. And if this post helped you then help me by sharing this post.

Nishat Mahmud

Founder of I am a full-time blogger. I am always up for helping newcomers to choose the right stuff for their blogs and to set up perfectly. I wish to lead people on the track of Blogging World.