In the previous tutorial we showed you how to configure your homepage. As we continue our Getting started in Wordpress series, this guide will show you how to install Wordpress as an Addon domain. Whether you use WordPress on your primary domain or not, you can also install WordPress on an Addon Domain in your account. If you need any assistance setting up an Addon Domain on your account, please read our article on adding an Addon Domain.
The basic steps are all the same as installing WordPress on your primary domain, but we will go over them again just to make sure nothing is missed. First, log into your account's cPanel. Once you have logged into your cPanel, click on "WordPress" under Top Applications as per the screenshot below:
This will bring you directly to the WordPress section in Softaculous. You will see the following screen asking for information to continue with the installation:
After clicking on the INSTALL button you will see the following:
Fill out the details as displayed above, then click INSTALL at the bottom of the page.
- Choose Protocol: Select HTTP unless you have purchased an SSL certificate.
- Choose domain: This is the only step that is different. From the drop down menu, make sure you change the domain to the Addon Domain on your account.
- In directory: If you would like to install WordPress into a subdirectory enter the name of the sub directory here (subdirectory should not already exist, will create it for you).
- Database: You will need a username and password to log into your WordPress admin panel.
- Table prefix: If you wish to change the table prefixes from "wp", then change it here. This is optional.
- Site Name: Name of the Wordpress site (not a URL)
- Site Description: Description of the Website
- Enable Multisite (WPMU) - Select option to setup multi-site. Leave this unchecked unless you are familiar with using Wordpress Multisite.
- Admin User name - this is the user name of the administrtor user
- Admin Password - password used for the administrator login
- Admin Email - email address for the administrator
- Select Language - language that is used in this Wordpress installation
- Email installation details to: You can use this option to determine who gets a copy of your installation settings in email
The process to install WordPress will complete after you have selected the final INSTALL button at the bottom of the screen. Remember that you specified the Administrator user name and password. Typically, the login will be youraddondomain.com/wp-admin, as any additional installations of WordPress will have their own separate Login Page and Dashboard.
In the next tutorial, we will show you how to install Wordpress on your Temp URL.