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How do I connect WordPress to HostGator?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 7:07 pm

As a WordPress blogger, you may be wondering how to connect your blog to HostGator. WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that enables you to create a website or blog from scratch, or to improve an existing website.

HostGator is a web hosting company that provides a wide range of web hosting services, including WordPress hosting. This tutorial will show you how to connect your WordPress blog to HostGator.

To begin, you will need a HostGator account and a WordPress account. Once you have these accounts, you will need to sign in to HostGator and navigate to the Accounts section.

Under the WordPress account, you will need to click on the Add a Site button. This will open the Add Site window.

In the Add Site window, you will need to provide a name for your blog, as well as a hostname (for your blog site). You will also need to provide a domain name (if you are using a domain name, you will need to enter it here). Next, you will need to provide the address of your WordPress blog.

PRO TIP: If you are planning to connect your WordPress site to HostGator, it is important to note that there are some risks involved. There have been reports of sites being hacked after connecting to HostGator, so it is important to take precautions and make sure that your site is secure before making the connection.

You will also need to provide the port number (default: 80) and the WordPress username (default: admin). Finally, you will need to provide the password for your WordPress blog.

Once you have completed the Add Site window, you will need to click on the Activate button. This will activate your WordPress blog on HostGator.

To test your connection, you can go to your WordPress blog and enter the URL (hostname or domain name) that you used in the Add Site window. If everything is working correctly, you will be able to see your blog content on HostGator.

If you are having trouble connecting your WordPress blog to HostGator, please feel free to contact our support team at

They will be able to help you get your blog up and running on HostGator.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

Devops woman in trade, tech explorer and problem navigator.