Installation of Wordpress


WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that is available to install using the cPanel Softaculous Apps Installer for free. In this guide, you can learn how to install WordPress using Softaculous.

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You can install WordPress through your cpanel by selecting Softaculous, which is a program found  within your cpanel.

Log into your cPanel

Go to Software section, then click on the Softaculous icon.

Select the WordPress logo. This will open a screen with several options displayed. You will see a screen with Install, Overview, Features, and Import. Click on the Install link.

Setup the WordPress within Softaculous.  The following is the necessary information you need to fill in:

Software Setup

Choose Domain                Select the Domain you want to install your WordPress on from the drop-down menu.

In Directory –
Leave this blank to install on the domain directly. If you are installing in a subfolder of your site you type the folder name here. This will make the blog load like the following:

Admin Username            Enter a username for your WordPress Dashboard login.

Admin Password              Enter whatever password you want for the Dashboard Login.

Admin email      Enter a valid email here. The system will place an invalid email here. you will need a valid one.


Installing WordPress on a Subdomain- If you decide that you wish to install to a subodmain, then you will need to first make sure that you have correctly created the subdomain in cPanel.

The main difference is that the path will appear like this: instead of like this
If the subdomain is already created, then you will be able to select the subdomain from the Choose Domain drop-down menu. 

Installing WordPress in a Subdirectory- If you are trying to install WordPress into a sub-folder (that is not specified as a subdomain), then the Choose domain option should remain as the domain name that you wish to use for the installation.
Be sure to specify the folder that you wish to use in the In Directory field - as per the example above. 

Click Install.

Installing the Software Softaculous in cPanelSoftaculous will check the submitted data and install the files to your server for WordPress.

Congratulations Softaculous in cPanelClick Return to Overview.

Current Installations Softaculous in cPanelNow you will see your WordPress installation in the Current Installations list.

New Installation of Wordpress Softaculous in cPanelVisit your website in your browser. You should see a new WordPress install.

Note! If you do not see your website load after installing your WordPress site, you may need to point the nameservers, wait for propagation, or another DNS or Domain related issue.

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