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How to Install WordPress via Softaculous in cPanel

How to Install Wordpress via Softaculous in cPanel

In this article, we will show you How to Install WordPress via Softaculous in cPanel.


1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. In the “Software” section, click on “Softaculous App Installer” Icon.

Softaculous Apps Installer Icon

3. cPanel will redirect you to the Softaculous Panel.

4. On the left side of your screen you should locate the “Blogs” category. Click on it and then click on the “WordPress” link that will appear.

Softaculous Blogs WordPress category

5. Click on the “Install” button

Softaculous WordPress Install

6. Fill the necessary field under the “Software Setup” field:

    • Choose Protocol: You can leave this as it is.
    • Choose Domain: If you don’t have multiple domains, leave this as it is.
    • In Directory: If you want to install this in a directory, for example, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave this blank to install in your main domain

7. Under the “Site Settings” field:

  • Site Name: Enter the name of your website, such as “my first website“.
    Site Description: Site Description.
  • Enable Multisite (WPMU): Leave this as it is.

8. Under the “Admin Account” field enter the following information:

  • Admin Username: Your new WordPress username (for security reason do not use the “Administrator” or the “Admin” username.
  • Admin Password: Use a strong password.
  • Admin Email: Your e-mail address.

Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your WordPress blog.

10. Advanced Options: Leave this as it is, unless you want to change the database name or take an automated backup. Please note that taking frequent backups may take a lot of disk space.

11. Select Theme: You can select any available theme. If you do not want to do this, leave it as it is and WordPress will use its default theme.

Finally, scroll down to the end of page and click on the Install Button.

Softaculous Install Button

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