How to Install WordPress
There are two steps to install a WordPress Content Management System (CMS).
1. Quick Install at Hostgator Cpanel
It is not necessary to manually install WordPress as it can be quickly installed via QuickInstall, however, if you are having trouble with this method, this article will cover the steps needed to install WordPress manually.
2. Manually Install
Step 1: Download WordPress
Step 2: Upload WordPress to Hosting Account
There are three available options for uploading WordPress to a hosting account.
Upload via FTP – Please see FTP Getting Started for more information.
Upload via File Manager – Please see How to Upload Using the File Manager for instructions.
Upload via SSH – Please see How to Get and Use SSH Access for instructions.
I recommend to use Filezilla to upload wordpress via FTP program .
Step 3: Create MySQL Database and User
WordPress stores its information in a database. Therefore, a database will need to be created.
Log into cPanel.
In the Databases section, click the MySQL Database Wizard icon.
For Step 1: Create A Database, enter the database name and click Next Step.
For Step 2: Create Database Users, enter the database user name and password and click Create User.
For Step 3: Add User to the Database, click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
For Step 4: Complete the task, make note of the database name, username and password, as you will need them for Step 4.