Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

By on November 25th, 2015

WordPress, a word that does not require any introduction when it comes to Content Management Systems. It is by far, the most powerful, widely used content management system. It allows you to create almost any kind of website on the internet.

WordPress is a blog management system. It means that in the most basic form, it will allow you to manage blog posts, categories, additional pages, and similar content. But, with the help of plugins and themes, you can create almost any kind of website. You can also learn to create custom plugins and themes in WordPress which will allow you to further customize your site.

When it comes to popularity, 300k out of top 1M websites on the internet runs on WordPress, It is huge! And, WordPress is open-source. It means that you can use it for free for any purpose, You can also modify and resell it. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install WordPress on your Web Hosting Account using Softaculous.

Install WordPress using Softaculous

First of all, log in to your web hosting account and click on the Login to cPanel option. The cPanel of your account will look like the following image.

Install WordPress using Softaculous on cPanel

Now, use the search bar and search for Softaculous. You will see Softaculous App Installer in the search results just like the following image, click on it.

Install WordPress using Softaculous on cPanel

It will redirect you to a Softaculous user interface. On the main page, you should find WordPress, just like the following image. If you can’t just use the search bar, Search WordPress, and click on it.

Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

Now, you will see a form with multiple sections. In the first section, choose the WordPress version you want to install on your domain name. You can select a specific version if it is your requirement, or you can install the latest available version which is selected by default. And select the domain name on which you want to install WordPress.

You can also set the directory. If you want to install WordPress on the domain name directly, make sure to remove “wp” in the directory field.

Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

In the next three sections, Enter the required information according to your choice. Basically you have to fill up information like the Name and tagline of your WordPress site, Language, and the admin login information.

Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

In the fourth section, select the plugins you want to install on your WordPress site while installation. However, you can also install and modify plugins after the installation.

In the “Advanced Options” section, you can define the Database name, Table prefix, and other things like Backup location and Backup plan. If your WordPress installation is important, we recommend you to enable automatic backups and select the appropriate backup location.

In the last section, you can select a theme for your WordPress site. But, you can do it after the installation too, You will find better themes in WordPress Themes repository that you can access directly from the admin panel of your WordPress site.

Install WordPress using Softaculous on cPanel

Finally, click on the Install button to begin the installation process. It might take several minutes to install WordPress (Really, only 1-2 minutes) because the installation process includes multiple complex steps.

Once the installation is complete, you will see a screen just like the following image. It contains the URL of the admin panel of your WordPress site as well as the URL of your WordPress site.

Install WordPress on cPanel using Softaculous

So, click on the Admin URL, log in using the username and password you have set, and start publishing the content or customizing your brand new WordPress site!

This is how you can install WordPress on cPanel using Softaculous. If you have any questions regarding this process, please let us know in the comment section given below, we will help you solve your questions as soon as possible.

5 Responses to “Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel”

  1. Debra Knight says:

    Thanks. However, after I go through all of these steps and get the message, “Congratulations, the software was installed successfully,” I click on the admin website url and get a blank page. How am I supposed to create/edit my new WordPress website/blog? I see no instructions or any other options other than clicking on the admin url. Nothing happens. Can you please help?

  2. Alfonso Vasquez says:

    need to install wordpress

  3. Alfonso Vasquez says:

    I have been trying to install wordpress since Saturday all I get is the run around cant login to c panel several tickets inchat over 4hours people lying to me sevaral chats dissconnected abruptlyi attempts to charge my card with something I never asked for how bout some help Intersever

  4. rotimi olarewJU CLEMENT says:


    • Hello,

      Greetings from InterServer Support.

      I would recommend checking the WordPress installation path to make sure you have installed it to right path of domain root folder. If it is a fresh WordPress installation and if you could re-install same – To install WordPress through cPanel + Softaculous, please follow below steps:

      cPanel >> Softaculous >> WordPress >> Install >> Select domain name >> Remove ‘WP’ from Directory field and leave it blank >> Please proceed with installation instructions there.

      If it is password what is troubling WordPress login, please try resetting same from >> Forgot my Password and follow instructions sent to your registered email ID with WordPress.

      If you still have any questions please feel free to start a Live Chat support session from our website.

      Have a great day.

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