How to install WordPress on an add-on domain using Softaculous

If you are using more then 1 domain in a single hosting plan as add-on domain then you can also install WordPress on your add-on domain. But for installing WordPress on your add-on domain it is necessary that domain has already added in your hosting account. If you do not know how to add a domain in your hosting plan then your can read this for help:

How to add a Domain as Add-on in cPanel

After adding the domain in your hosting account you need to follow the following steps for installing WordPress on your Add-on domain

Step1: login to your CPanel.

Step2: Scroll down to Softaculous App Installer section . Click on “WordPress” icon in the Softaculous app

Click on WordPress icon in the Softaculous apps Installer

Step3: Click on button at the top navigation bar.

Click Install to continue WordPress Installation using Softaculous

Step4: Now you need to enter the following details under “Software Setup”:

Choose Protocol: From the drop down menu select “http://www.” . This will install WordPress on “”. if you have installed SSL on your domain then select “https://www.” option.

Choose Domain: From the drop down menu select your domain on which you want to install WordPress.

In Directory: Delete “wp” directory to install WordPress on your root directory. If Not deleting it will install WordPress on “”. So you must leave this field blank.

Enter Website settings for installing WordPress in Softaculous

Step5: Under “Site Settings” enter the following details:

Site Name: Enter the name of your blog/website. For example: “Domainking Publications”.

Site Description: Enter basis description of your Website. Example: “My Cool Blog”.

Enable Multisite (WPMU): Leave this field as it is. Checking this option will enable WordPress Multi on your domain (Not Recommended).

Enter Website Name & description in Softaculous

Step6: Under “Admin Account” enter the following details :

Admin Username: Set a user name for WordPress login. This will be your username for your WordPress login panel.

Admin Password: Set a desired password for WordPress login panel.

Note: We recommend you to use password generator to set password. Because it generate safe passwords which cannot be guessed by anyone.

Admin Email: Enter your email that you want to use with your WordPress admin panel.

You can use your gmail/yahoo or any other email as your admin email or you can also create emails from cPanel on your domain and use your Custom Domain email like as your admin email.

Enter WordPress Admin settings in Softaculous

Step7: Review the Following options:

Select Language: English is selected By default. So you do not need to change the language.

Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer): Please leave this as it is. It is not recommended.

Advanced Options: Please do not make any changes in this section.

Select Theme: You can leave it for now and you can make changes later on from your WordPress library.

Email Installation details: Here you need to enter your Email at which you want to receive your WordPress details after installation.

Click on Install to start WordPress Installation

Step8: Click on button and wait for the installation process to get complete.

Wordpress has successfully been installed on your website

After few minutes you will see a message Congratulation, Your software was installed successfully. You will also receive a confirmation email on your email that you have entered during installation.