How To Install WordPress From cPanel via Softaculous

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Wondering how to install WordPress? Then you are in the right place. In the Content Management space, WordPress is undoubtedly a giant to reckon with. It is used by millions of marketers, bloggers, as well as big businesses. In fact, according to Wikipedia, not less than 30% of today’s big businesses run their websites on WordPress.

Since its inception in May 2003, WordPress has grown to become the number one content management system, with support for developers. It has great features and themes that support any kind of website, including online stores, portals, as well as personal blogs. You can download and install WordPress either manually or automatically using a powerful script installer such as softaculous.

Today, we would be walking you through how to install WordPress from cPanel. The installation is a 5-step process. It is very fast, intuitive, and easy to understand.

If you are ready to learn, then let’s roll.


Below are the things that you need to get started:

  • cPanel username and password
  • A web host account that supports MySQL, PHP, and cPanel.
  • A domain name

Step-By-Step Process Of Installing WordPress From cPanel

Use the username and password that was provided by your hosting provider to login to your cPanel account from your browser.


Step 2: Locate Softaculous apps installer

Once you successfully login, the system would take you to your dashboard. On your dashboard, enter the name “Softaculous” in the search text box. The app would immediately show up alongside other apps. Click on “WordPress” and move to the next step.

Step 3: Select a Domain Name And a Protocol

In this step, you will see the WordPress version (some descriptions about the version) that you want to install on your website. Click on the install button. You will get to the software setup page.


Now, select a protocol (either https://www or http://www). If your domain has an SSL certificate, select https only.  The next thing is to select your domain. Leave “In Directory” empty. Once that is done, move to the next step.

Step 4: Fill WordPress Settings Detail

Your website settings would be shown as it is in the image below.


Enter your website name and write a brief description about your website. Next is to choose a username and password that would serve as your admin login credentials. It is important to remember these login credentials because you would need them to access your WordPress admin panel. Select your preferred language and proceed.

Step 4: Choose a Theme and Plugins

In this stage, though optional, but you can install some plugins. After installing some plugins, proceed to choose your desired theme. Provide your email address and hit the install button. Softaculous will review your data and commence WordPress installation on your website.

Once the software is done with the installation process, you will receive a congratulatory message via the email address you provided. However, the installation remains one more step, which leads us to step number 5.

Step 5: Test the Installation

This is the stage to test your WordPress installation. Here is how to carry out the test – login to your WordPress website via your browser. Once you successfully login to your WP site, the installation is now 100% complete. You would be redirected to your WordPress dashboard.

How To Install WordPress – Conclusion

Okay, that’s it. You can now see that installing WordPress from your cPanel account is pretty easy. All you have to do is to follow the 5-step instructions above. Without any programming or coding knowledge, you can download, install, and use WordPress to power your website. Whether you intend to run a business or personal blog, the process is the same. 

We hope this guide was useful! Shoot us a message in the comment section below to share your experiences with us.

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