Question: how can i download wordpres on the cpanel in my hostgator?
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Response: What? Download WordPress in HostGator cPanel?
That was my first reaction when I got this question in Facebook chat. You know, you get all sort of queries in Facebook chat if you are available for them
The worst feeling is when somebody comes front with a huge wish (often demands) and vanishes immediately when the wish is fulfilled! Feels sad, but now I’ve learned this is how the online world goes
It might be a bit off topic but would like to quote BlogStar Kumar as I can feel him when he wrote this:
Download WordPress in HostGator cPanel! Okay! I pondered upon for a few seconds and finally decided to grant the wish. The reason behind was, obviously it was by someone newbie who has recently purchased HostGator hosting account and did a failed rigorous search in cPanel to find that WordPress there. We all know, it’s not there at the front.
Wasn’t your response similar to mine when you read the title for the first time?
I guess he knew he can download WordPress from wordpress.org and then upload to his account through File Manager. But it is really a huge job and completely unnecessary for HostGator users.
It may appear too trivial, but let me inform:
HostGator cPanel has WordPress and you can install it in your account with a few clicks and within a few seconds. However you can’t find WordPress application on the front of HostGator cPanel.
HostGator offers two ways to install WordPress – (1) using the common and popular application Fantastico, (2) using HostGator’s native application QuickInstall.
Fantastico is a popular cPanel application that lets you install WordPress, Joomla, BBPress and a whole lot of other applications without needing you to download and upload the required web software to your HostGator account.
QuickInstall is HostGator’s in-house software that makes it even easier to install popular software as listed above. If you are installing WordPress, it not only installs for you, but also installs some necessary plugins such as JetPack and SuperCache.
I’ve already explained in detail how you can use these tools and install WordPress for your blog in my ‘How to Blog’ series of posts. Rather than repeating the process here, let me offer you the link!
Hope this helps you to understand how to install WordPress in HostGator cPanel.
Related: WordPress Installed, Now What?
It’s your turn now, I know you have many things to speak out. Do you want to say something on BlogStar’s remark? How would you respond to the queries you encounter in Facebook chat? Do you like to answer all the questions you get in chat sessions? Would love to read your responses, please comment below!
Finally, Let me repeat it again, you don’t need to download WordPress in HostGator cPanel but install it directly from there!