How To Install WordPress Using Softaculous

WordPress is one of the most popular content management and millions of websites worldwide runs on this platform.If you have chosen WordPress you are in good company because many famous websites,blogs and news outlets are using WordPress.Did you know for example Mashable and TechCrunch all run on WordPress? This shows you how powerful and safe it is.

Newbies are always surprised when I tell them that WordPress is very easy to install on cPanel.Within few clicks you will be able to install it and good thing is the process is so simple and fast it will only take you less than four minutes to complete.

In this tutorial I will show you how to install WordPress easily via Cpanel using softaculous – there are plenty of other methods you can use but personally I prefer softaculous because of its simplicity.

How to Install WordPress using Softaculous

Softaculous is one of the most used auto-installer script.It allows easy installation of web applications like Joomla, Magento, Drupal and WordPress in just a few clicks.Most hosting companies like Namecheap have softaculous in their control panel.

Simply just login to your cPanel account and look for Softaculous icon or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under Auto Installers section.

softaculous installer

Clicking on any of these icons will launch Softaculous auto-installer for WordPress. First you will see an overview of WordPress. You need to click on the Install tab to continue.


Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress. You need to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.

After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.

Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.


Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress admin area after installation.

Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. If you want, softaculous can automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.

You can change them if you want so that they are easy to remember for you. However, I strongly urge you to always use a strong password and one which you can remember.

Make sure that you enter correct email address in the admin email field. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.

Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer.


Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your WordPress installation.


You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your WordPress admin area.


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WordPress is the most easy to use CMS in the market. Millions of websites from all over the world use it every day. However, from time to time you may need a little help.

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