How to install WordPress using Softaculous

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How to install WordPress using Softaculous
How to install WordPress using Softaculous

How to install WordPress using Softaculous

After you get hosting service, you can start creating your own website. Using Softaculous automatic app installer you can install WordPress in a few clicks. Read also What is the Best Hosting Service?

In this article we are going to install WordPress using Softaculous. Below you can find step-by-step guidelines covering the process.

How to install WordPress using Softaculous

Go to your control panel (e.g. cPanel, etc) login page and enter the correct login details.

Softaculous app installer

Now look for Softaculous icon in the control panel as shown in the screenshot below. Click on the Softaculous icon which will take you to the Softaculous enduser panel.

Softaculous app setup install

On the homepage, click on the WordPress icon. (Select WordPress)

wordpress install cpanel

This will take you to the WordPress page, Click on the Install tab to proceed.

install wordpress

After clicking on the Install button, you need to fill in the form displayed as shown in the screenshot below. The form asks lots of details (which are prefilled by default), you can change it if you need or leave it as it is and proceed with the installation with default values.

install wordpress fill the form

 

  • Choose the domain you wish to install WordPress for
  • In the In Directory field you can specify the root folder for WordPress installation. By default, this field is empty, and it allows installing WordPress on yourdomain.com directly. If you wish to install it to a subfolder, like yourdomain.com/shop, simply type “shop” in this field.
  • Database Name can be left default.
  • Table Prefix can also be left default wp_; however, due to security reasons it is better to change it, e.g., to tewpsite_ (if you want)
  • Site Settings section should be filled out accordingly to your needs, though you can change it anytime later if required.

install wordpress fill the form2

Make sure you set up secure and hard-to guess account details in the Admin Account section.

When ready, scroll down and hit Install. In a few moments you will see the message that WordPress has been successfully installed. You can now go ahead and log into your WordPress Dashboard to start working on your website.

wp install finished

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Danushka Sanjeewa
Danushka Sanjeewa is a Software engineer with more than 5 years of experience in Android App Development, Web Development, Marketing, Graphic design, Video editing, and WordPress. And also Writer/Founder of TechEduTricks.com.

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