How to Install WordPress Using Softaculous in cPanel?

WordPress is an online, website creating tool which is written in PHP. This online open source platform is probably the most powerful website content management system in existence. It is one of the most used platforms for blogging. If you use WordPress to publish in to the web, then you are in good company. Most of the international blogs, or fortune 500 companies publish to the internet using WordPress. Now, do you own a business? Or, do you have the wish to start a blog? Now, Install WordPress the easy way using Softaculous.

Softaculous is basically an auto-installer script, which lets non-technical people install popular web applications like WordPress. Several Hosting companies like SiteGround uses Softaculous in their control panels. The main advantage of using WordPress through Softaculous is that you are running WordPress on your own server and that too for free. So, now in this article, let us see how we can install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel.

How to Install WordPres, Get Started

Let us first start by going to your websites admin panel. When you go to your websites admin panel, you will see that it is asking your username and password. Often that admin panel for your website is located at yourdomain.com/cpanel. Though, the address depends on your hosting provider.

While you log in after providing the correct username and password for your website, you should navigate to the Software/Services section. You will see several options listed there. Click the one with Softaculous link.

Well sometimes your host may not offer Softaculous script, and may offer some other installer script, but that happens very scarcely.

As soon as you click the link for Softaculous, you will see the number of web applications that Softaculous offers for installation. There are web engines, other blogging platforms, wikis, image galleries, mail clients and a lot more. Here, we are interested about WordPress, but even if you want to install another web app, the process is similar. On the left-hand side of this link, you will see that, in the midst of several other web apps, there is WordPress. To install it, click the WordPress link.

Installing WordPress

After clicking the link, you will see some overview, ratings, details and stuffs about WordPress.

You just need to click the install button at the top of the header. After clicking the installation link, now it is time for you to do some work. You need to fill in some details for WordPress. While Softaculous will fill in automatically some of the details, and make life easier for you, you may need to customize them. Choose a domain name in the domain field. Select a directory to install the WordPress in. You also need to give the name of the database if you have one. If you want your website to go to WordPress straight, then leave the �directory’ field blank.

Next, enter a name for your website and also fill in some description for the same. Choose an administrative username, password and also an email from which you would like to control the WordPress website. All the records would be sent to your email. Click install when you have verified all the settings. After a few seconds, a pop up will be there announcing the successful installation of WordPress.

Using WordPress

Now, after the successful installation, go to yourdomain.com/wp-login.php. This will take to the login page of your WordPress website. Give the username and password you just set on the WordPress installation menu. Press Enter. After this, you will see your website in WordPress format.

The first time you log in, WordPress may prompt you to change your password to a more secure one. Following up this step depends on you.

If you want to change your password, change it from your profile, else leave as it is. You can also change your profile id, your display picture from the profile. You can fill up the necessary details about you and can provide links in the about you section of the profile.

Now, you can add images and posts from the WordPress site directly to your webpage. If you are worried about the theme of your website change the theme, customize the settings as you like.

To view your webpage, you may go to yourdomain.com directly, and you will see your new customized page. You may also backup or delete WordPress with Softaculous. ConclusionWordPress is one of the most popular site for making webpages today. It is also one of the most powerful site when it comes to CMS or Website Content Management. It lets you control your content easily and seamlessly. Installing WordPress manually is also not that tough, nut with Softaculous it is so easy, that anyone could do it.

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