How to install WordPress using Softaculous

Published by Gifty Antony on

Last updated on October 30th, 2018 at 12:15 pm.

So, you have completed your domain name registration and subscribed for our Premium Cloud SSD shared hosting service. Now as a next step, you want to live your website powered by WordPress. Let’s install WordPress on your cPanel server with a single click.

WordPress is the most popular web publishing software and a highly flexible Content Management System (CMS). With WordPress, you can create your website or blog very quickly. It is open source and free to host on your web server.

Installing WordPress is very easy with our WordPress installer. And you don’t need to know web programming languages to play with WordPress in most of the cases.

How to install WordPress using Softaculous

Softaculous is a great Auto Installer having 446 great scripts, 1115 PHP Classes and more. To access Softaculous, you have to log in to your cPanel account.

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Once you logged in to your cPanel account, search for Softaculous Apps Installer section, and choose WordPress.

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Click the Install Now button.

Here are the recommended configurations

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Software Setup

Choose Protocol: Always choose HTTPS or https://www.

In Directory: If you are going to install WordPress on your root domain, please leave this field blank.

If your home page uses another framework and you need the WordPress to only use for a specific purpose, then input your desired directory name here. For example, you are installing WordPress for your blogging needs, then type blog in the text field. Your WordPress home page would be then example.com/blog.

Site Settings

Site Name. Write your company name or brand name here.

Site Description. You can add a suitable description of your website here.

Enable Multisite (WPMU): If you need to use this website as a Multisite (WPMU), then tick that checkbox, else leave it as empty. For a small blog, leave it as unchecked.

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Admin Account

Admin Username: It is a good practice to use a custom admin username for your WordPress. Default and commonly used admin usernames like admin can easily guess by someone. And that will make a threat to your website.

Admin Password: Always use strong passwords or passphrase for all your online accounts.

Admin Email: An admin email address is critical to managing your WordPress website. Please do not use your admin email address for your regular email communication.

Finally, click on the Setup button, It won’t take more than a few seconds. As soon as the installation completed, you will see a confirmation message. This message will have all your necessary information to enter your newly installed WordPress website.

As we said, the WordPress platform is highly customizable. Once you finished your WordPress installation, visit your WordPress admin dashboard. You can start customising your website as per your preferences here.

Once you are ready to launch your WordPress website, don’t forget to activate Cloudflare CDN. We also offer you FREE Railgun access to boost your WordPress website like a skyrocket. And, yes, Railgun is completely FREE if you take from us, that means $200 per month per domain savings.


Gifty Antony

Gifty Antony

Gifty works at Host My Website Online as a Contents Specialist. She is passionate about the Web Developer community and loves WordPress.

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