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Installing WordPress using Softaculous

This tutorial will guide you how to install WordPress with just few clicks using Softaculous.

Login to your control panel

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

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.

Access Softaculous from your control panel

Select WordPress

Once you are on the Softaculous enduser panel, you will need to search for WordPress as shown in the screenshot below.

Select WordPress

This will take you to the WordPress page, click on the Install button here which will display the install form.

Click on the Install button

Fill the install form

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.

Choose Installation URL : Choose the domain and the folder where you want to install WordPress.

Note : If you want to install WordPress in document root i.e. example.com and NOT in a sub directory i.e. example.com/wp then leave the In Directory field as blank.

Admin Username : Choose the username to be used for WordPress admin account

Admin Password : Choose the password to be used for WordPress admin account

Admin Email : Choose the email to be used for WordPress admin account

Select Language : Select the language in which you want to install WordPress

Fill in the install form

After filling the form click on the Install button to start the installation process.

Sit back and relax, let Softaculous handle the installation process for you.

Installation Completed

You will see the success message as shown in the screenshot below when the installation is completed.

Access WordPress admin panel

You can then access the WordPress admin panel and/or WordPress site.

We hope the installation process was easy.

You can not only install WordPress using Softaculous but you can also manage the complete life cycle of your WordPress installation which includes upgradingbackuprestoreclonestaging and much more.

If this tutorial is outdated, you can go directly to the always up-to-date sotfaculous documentation: