Install Magento from Softaculous

Posted on February 22nd, 2016

Magento is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms. Millions of eCommerce stores on the internet use Magento to manage almost everything in the eCommerce store. It comes with almost every feature you will ever need to manage an eCommerce store. It is built on the PHP Zend framework and was launched on March 31, 2008. Magento has a huge repository of extensions and templates that you can use to improve the functionality of the store. We too provide Magento Hosting, so, If you want to start the Magento store, you can get started now.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install Magento using Softaculous. Softaculous is an auto-installer that you can use to quickly install any application on your domain name. If you are using InterServer Web hosting, you can use Softaculous directly from the cPanel to install Magento on your domain name. so, Let’s see how to install Magento using Softaculous on InterServer web hosting.

Install Magento using Softaculous

First of all, log in to your cPanel account. Now, find a Softaculous Apps installer section in the cPanel. It will contain only one option with the same name, click on that option to navigate to the Softaculous Auto installer interface.

Install Magento from Softaculous

The user interface of Softaculous looks like the following. Once there, find Magento and click on it. if you cannot find Magento directly on the landing page, Look for it in E-Commerce option given in the left-sidebar of Softaculous.

Install M0agento from Softaculous

Finally, Hover over the Magento card to see all the options available for the application. An Install button will appear, click on the Install button to navigate to the Magento Installation page.

Install Magento from Softaculous

On this page, you will find a form just like the following image. First of all, select the Magento version you want to install. Then, select the protocol based on your requirements. After that, select the desired domain name as well as directory of the store. If you want to install it directly on the domain name, keep the In directory field blank.

Install Magento from Softaculous

In the next section of the form, Enter the Admin username, password, Name, and E-mail. Finally, Click on the Install button given at the bottom of the form to start the installation process.

Install Magento from Softaculous

It will take some time to install Magento. Once the installation is complete, you will see a success message just like the following image. It will also show you the URL of your store as well as the URL of admin panel.

Install Magento from Softaculous

So, this is how you can install Magento using the Softaculous auto-installer. After installation, do not forget to update locale settings in Magento according to your location. It is a fairly easy process. However, if you are stuck at some point, or if you have any questions regarding the Magento installation, please let us know in the comment section. You can also contact our awesome 24*7 support staff for the quick help!

2 Responses to “Install Magento from Softaculous”

  1. tank says:

    Could you please try installing Magento 2.x on an InterServer Slice and see what happens?

    Then, could you explain the steps (in more detail) after Softaculous is done installing?

    There are other steps that must be taken after Softaculous is installed.

    When you open the URL that Softaculous provides for the Backend (to finish configuring your site), it gets kind of confusing and I haven’t been able to complete a successful installation once.

    There are errors and database configuration options that are specific to InterServer’s hosting. Not bad things, just things we need more information on.

    So could you please setup a Magento 2.x VPS and add more information to this tutorial?

    Thank You InterServer,


    • jithin says:


      Yes we can do that but first we would like to help you to resolve the issues you are having. This can’t be specific to InterServer hosting because we have other customers running Magento without any issues. Anyways, if you are one of our existing customer and if you are still having same issues, please open a ticket with our support department and we will find a solution for you.

      Thank you,

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