How To Start a WordPress Blog with HostGator in 2022

If you are a beginner and want to create your first website on HostGator then you are at the right place. Here, we at WPressBlog have provided a complete guide (with screenshots) on How to Start a WordPress Blog with HostGator.

First of all, I want to let you know that we are also using HostGator hosting for some of our websites. It is one of the best web hosting providers.

Even if you want to start a single website or unlimited websites, HostGator offers you affordable and quality web hosting services.

Required Things to Create a Website

To create a website, you need to have a domain name and web hosting. HostGator offers a free domain name with the purchase of any web hosting plan with an annual subscription. If you don’t want to get a domain name from HostGator then you can also get it from other domain name providers.


Now here are the few steps to create a website on HostGator hosting with a free domain name from HostGator.

How To Start a WordPress Blog with HostGator

Step 1: Choose A Hosting Plan

First of all, Go to the HostGator website then click on the “Get started” button.

Open HostGator Website
Start a Blog on HostGator

Here, you will see three web hosting plans: Hatchling, Baby, and Business.

Select any HostGator Web Hosting Plan
HostGator Web Hosting Plans

If you want to create only one website then choose the Hatchling Plan and if you want to create two or more websites then choose the Baby plan. To choose a plan, just click on the “Buy Now” button.

Step 2: Choose a Domain Name

Now it’s time to choose your domain name. Your domain name must be unique. To find the best and most unique domain name, you can get help from domain name generators.

After selecting a unique domain name for your website, enter it in the domain name field as shown in the following image. Also, select a domain extension like .com, .net, org, etc. The “.com” is the best if you want to show your website worldwide.

Choose Domain Name

If you already have a domain name then select the second tab “I Already Own This Domain Name” and enter your own domain name there.

If you have a domain from another provider then you only need to change the nameserver from their domain settings.

Step 3: Confirm or Change Hosting Plan

Here, in the “Choose a Hosting Plan” section, you will see your selected hosting plan and their current and renewal pricing.

By default, it has 36 months package with the highest discount offer. If you want web hosting for one year only then you can change it. But the discount for one year will be higher than the 3-year plan.

I recommend you choose the hosting plan for 36 months because it will give you a huge discount compared to other billing cycles.

Confirm or Change Hostgator Hosting Plan
Confirm or Change Hostgator Hosting Plan

Step 4: Create Account on HostGator

Now enter your email address, a new account password, and security PIN number for your HostGator account.

Create account on HostGator
Create an account on HostGator

Step 5: Enter Billing Information

Here, enter all the required things for billing like name, email, address, credit card, etc to make payment.

If you want to make a payment using a credit or debit card then enter your card details otherwise you can also use PayPal to make payment.

Enter Billing Information
Enter Billing Information

Step 6: Choose Additional Services

Choose Additional HostGator Services
Choose Additional Services

These are the additional services at additional cost. It is not mandatory to use them.

If you want any additional service then you can choose otherwise leave uncheck them all and proceed to the next step.

Step 7: Enter a Coupon Code

Here, you do not need to do anything as there is already a coupon code is applied with the highest discount offer. So now proceed to the next step.

Step 8: Review your Order Details and Checkout

You can review your hosting details and the total amount that you have to pay now.

The total price for your Hatchling plan will be $105.35 including Tax.

HostGator Checkout

Now check the box of HostGator Terms of Service then click on the “Checkout Now!” button.

Here, you have successfully created a HostGator account and become the owner of your first website.

Step 9: Install WordPress

After clicking on the checkout button, you will get your cPanel username and Password including the cPanel link in your email. cPanel is a portal where you can manage everything about your web hosting.

Now click on the cPanel link in your email then enter your cPanel username and password.

After login to the cPanel, navigate to the “SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER” then click on WordPress.

Install WordPress on HostGator

In the next screen click on “Install

Click on Install WordPress in HostGator

After clicking on the Install button, enter your website name, website description, admin username, and admin password.

Enter your website admin username and password

Must note down your admin username and password in a safe place. You can log in to your WordPress website with this username and password.

In the last step, click on the “Install” button.

Once the installation is finished, you can log in to your WordPress website.

To log in to your website, you just need to enter /wp-admin after your website address as below.

Ex: http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin

If you have used an SSL certificate then enter the following URL,

Ex: https://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin

After login into your WordPress website, you can start posting articles and also install WordPress themes and plugins.

You can also check here the fastest WordPress themes and must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers to get a better website performance.

Now you have successfully created a WordPress website.

Step 10: Things to Do after Creating WordPress Site

After creating your WordPress website, there are many necessary changes required to do. All the changes are mentioned in the following post. Also, there are a few things that you need to avoid while setting up your website which are also mentioned in the below post.

Final Words on How To Start a WordPress Blog

In this article, we have provided a complete guide on creating a new website on HostGator. If you are facing any issue while creating a website on HostGator then please let us know about it by commenting below.

Also, let us know your view on this detailed guide by commenting below.

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32 thoughts on “How To Start a WordPress Blog with HostGator in 2022”

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    Thanks & Regards
    Aria Mathew

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