Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

We can install WordPress using Softaculous. With the help of Softaculous we can install WordPress with only a couple of clicks.

 

Step 1:

Login to cPanel and go to “Software/Services” section where we can see “Softaculous” option.

 

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Step 2:

Click on the Softaculous option and it will direct you to Softaculous page and here we can see a lots of software and scripts. Usually WordPress will be there in the Softaculous home page “Top Scripts”

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If it is not listed under Top Scripts section, then click on “Blogs” section listed on the left panel and you can see WordPress listing there as showing below.

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Step 3:

Click on “WordPress” and it will direct you to the WordPress installation page. Then click “Install”

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Step 4:

Now we can see option to Database settings, Site settings, Admin account settings etc. Add your site details here.

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Step 5:

Once added the mentioned details scroll down and you can see “Advanced Options”. This one of the outstanding features of Softaculous. We can use the option to Auto upgrade WordPress, plugins and themes. Also with the help of “Automated Backups” option we can take backups daily, weekly or monthly.

Last option in this category is “Backup Rotation”. This also a good feature, we can keep up to 10 backups. If it reach the rotation limit then Softaculous will auto delete the oldest backup and create new backup.

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Step 6:

Another feature of Softaculous is an option to select themes before installation. This is an optional feature and if not selected default theme will be installed. Select any desired theme and finally click “Install”.

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Now wait and you will get the following message once the installation completed.

“Congratulations, the software was installed successfully”.