How to Upload a WordPress Site in HostGator: Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Accessing HostGator’s CPanel:
    • Log in to your HostGator account and navigate to the settings of your website.
    • Click on “Advanced” and scroll down to find and click on “CPanel.”
  2. Navigating to File Manager:
    • Within CPanel, locate and click on “File Manager.”
  3. Uploading Your WordPress Site:
    • In the File Manager, enter the “public_html” folder.
    • Delete any existing files or folders if necessary.
    • Click on “Upload,” select your compressed WordPress site file (usually in .zip format), and upload it.
  4. Extracting and Moving Files:
    • Once the upload is complete, click on the link to go back to the “public_html” folder.
    • Right-click on your uploaded file and choose to extract it within the same folder.
    • Move all extracted WordPress files to the “public_html” folder. Select all files, drag and drop them into the folder.
  5. Completion and Testing:
    • Verify that all WordPress files are now in the “public_html” folder on HostGator.
    • Test your website by visiting your domain to ensure the upload was successful.

Following these steps ensures a smooth process for uploading your WordPress site to HostGator, allowing you to manage and optimize your website easily. If you found this guide helpful, don’t forget to like the video and subscribe to the creator for more tutorials.

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