How to install WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

WordPress is a popular CMS (Content Management System) used by many Webmasters & Bloggers for creating their blogs & websites.

By using WordPress you can create your website very easily in just a few minutes. You can install your themes for your website’s design, install new plugins to add features to your website without having to code a single line, create as many pages & posts in your website & do a lot more with WordPress.

It can be very difficult to install wordpress manually. But using Softaculous one click Installer, you can easily install WordPress on your website in few simple steps & in less than 5 minutes.

Steps to Install WordPress using Softaculous Installer

To install WordPress on your cPanel Hosting using Softaculous, you need to do the following:

1). Login into your cPanel.

2). In your cPanel scroll down to “Softaculous App Installer” section and click on “Softaculous App Installer” icon.

Softaculous icon in cpanel

3). You will now see all the apps that you can install in 1 Click using Softaculous. Click on “WordPress” icon in the Softaculous apps.

Click on WordPress icon in the Softaculous apps Installer

4). Click on “Install” button in the navigation bar.

Click Install to continue WordPress Installation using Softaculous

5). Enter the following details under “Software Setup”:

Choose Protocol: Select “https://www.” from the drop down. This will install WordPress on “”. In case you have not installed SSL on your domain then select “http://www.” option.

Note: If you are installing WordPress in your hosting account with us then you can select https protocol as Free SSL is already installed on your hosting account.

Choose Domain: Select your domain on which you want to install WordPress. In case you have multiple domains on the same hosting account.

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

Enter Website settings for installing WordPress in Softaculous

6). Enter the following details under “Site Settings” section:

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

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

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

Enter Website Name & description in Softaculous

7). Enter the following details under “Admin Account” section:

Admin Username: Set your user name for wordpress login. This will be your username for your wordpress admin panel.

Admin Password: Set your desired password for wordpress admin.

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 admin.

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

8) Review the Following options:

Select Language: By default English is selected. So you don’t need to change the language.

Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer): Please don’t check this. It is not recommended, so leave this as it is.

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

Select Theme: You can leave it for now. It is optional if not selected the default theme will be installed and you can make changes later on from your wordpress library.

Email Installation details: Enter your Email in this box at which you want to receive your WordPress details after installation.

Click on Install to start WordPress Installation

9). Click on “Install” button and wait for the installation process to get complete.

Wordpress has successfully been installed on your website

WordPress has now been successfully installed on your website. You will also receive a confirmation email on your email that you have entered during installation.

You can now access your wordpress admin panel from using the login details entered during signup. You can also read our How to Login to WordPress Admin Panel Guide.