Installing WordPress couldn’t be easier with Softaculous. Most hosting providers have this built into your cPanel dashboard. Softaculous creates all the backend info for the WordPress install via a script. Thus making the famous 5-minute install more like a 2-minute install.
This tutorial was done with a subdomain.
Follow along with the video or follow the step-by-step guide below.
- Navigate to your cPanel dashboard
- look for the “Softaculous Apps” section
- Select the WordPress option
You then see a button to “Install Now” – click it
Next, you have an option to set the site to HTTPS or HTTP (if you haven’t set your domain up with an SSL certificate but are planning to I would recommend set as HTTP default – you can change this later when you install the SSL certificate on your domain).
Below the protocol option is the “Choose Domain” field – Select the domain name you are wanting the fresh WordPress install to be assigned to. (If you need the WP install to be assigned to a folder instead of a subdomain /addon domain select the domain name and then fill in the path to the folder. Example site.com/folder)
Next, you want to fill in these settings:
- Site name (this can also be changed in WordPress)
- Site description (this can also be changed in WordPress)
- Create your login info username & password (make sure your password is NOT easy to remember )
Scroll down and click on install
And your done!
Once complete you’ll be redirected to a page with links to login and view the page if you see this:
This is just propagation (unless you have other DNS issues going on) wait about 10 minutes and check your site again.