HostGator.com does not support magento.
Most of my day was wasted yesterday trying to install on hostgator.
Finally went to support for help and they simply said, “we do not allow magento, have a nice day is there anything else I can help you with?” So of course I just asked how do I cancel with HostGator.
I complained on Twitter to vent my frustration and within minutes HostGator wanted to help me and said they will look into it but have not heard back from them since.
Now my morning has been wasted looking for a new host.
Whatever you do, DO NOT join HostGator if you want to sell stuff online using magento you will just waste time.
But at least this problem made me look elsewhere. There are some great deals around and quite a few offering one click installs of magento.