Install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel
By Jithin 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.