WordPress is one of the most popular open source Content Management Systems (CMS) in the industry today. Millions of websites use the WordPress platform to build and run their sites. Below is a set of instructions on how to install WordPress using the Softaculous software installer tool.

How to install WordPress using Softaculous

  1. Log into your cPanel interface.
     
  2. Locate the Software/Services category and click on the Softaculous icon.
     
  3. From the main Softaculous screen, you will see the WordPress icon. Click on the Install button.
     
  4. softaculous-setupThis leads you to the WordPress installation page. From here there are several fields for you to consider. You should leave the other fields as they are unless you have specific knowledge of what they do and the consequences of changing them.
    Choose Domain Select the domain or subdomain in which you want to install the program.
    In Directory If you want to install the program into a subfolder, add the name of the folder here. It will be created during the install so it cannot exist currently. If you want to install only on a domain or subdomain, leave this field blank.
    Admin Username Enter the name you want to give the administrator account.
    Admin Password Enter the password for the administrator account.
    Admin email You will likely need to erase the default entry placed by Softaculous and enter a valid one.
     
  5. Once the information is entered, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Install button.
     
  6. The Softaculous tool will install the program. Once you receive the completion message click on the Return to Overview link. From the overview you will see the new installation listed at the bottom area of the screen. You can now visit your URL to visit your WordPress installation.
     

 

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n/a Points
2014-04-11 7:08 am

Good installation guide, easy to follow and tends to have answers ready for general queries

n/a Points
2014-04-18 1:07 pm

Did not download - error message for the /wp-admin and no advise on this.

Staff
9,228 Points
2014-04-18 1:31 pm
Hello KA,

We are happy to help, but will need more information to assist you. What is the full error you are getting?

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-05-07 11:15 am

I just need to create a website, and I prefer video tutorials...I already forward DNS from godaddy to webhostinghub...I am NOT a technical person, I just need to install wordpress in your admin ...I am going to look in youtube - YOU should have videos...for people like me...

Thank you,

 

Marita

PS: I already sent email and I called

Staff
2,036 Points
2014-05-07 11:42 am
Some articles do have video instructions, but not all of them. These steps, however, are quite easy to follow along with and if each step is followed, WordPress can be installed quite quickly.
n/a Points
2014-05-20 2:07 am

I have recently updated my wordpress and now the themese.php, plugins.php, and update-core.php is not working, and i'm getting an Internal Server Error. I have read one site that says the PHP version should be 5.4, but as I checked my cpanel it is 5.3.27. I can't revert to previous installation. how can I go about this?

Staff
2,036 Points
2014-05-20 8:50 am
If you need to change your PHP version, you can do so via the PHP version switcher in cPanel.
n/a Points
2014-06-13 3:52 am

I've followed all th instructions (I hope) and attempted to login to my Wordpress on overthemoon-design.com/wp-admin/ and all I get is a Error 500 - Internal Server Error. I'm attempting to transfer my blog from Blogger (on a custom domain) to Wordpress, but I can't log in. I'm very much a Wordpress newbie and need some help ASAP.

Staff
2,036 Points
2014-06-13 9:33 am
If you're getting a 500 error, it is typically from a .htaccess file within your account that is being problematic. To resolve it, try renaming your .htaccess files to something else using the cPanel File Manager.
n/a Points
2014-06-13 8:57 pm

I've renamed my .htaccess file to .htaccess_old and tried to login to Wordpress but I'm still getting the 500 error. I've checked File Manager and a new .htaccess file was created but it's empty.

Staff
9,228 Points
2014-06-16 9:13 am
Hello Karen,

Thank you for contacting us. As a test I was able to get your site to resolve by renaming your php.ini file to php.ini.old. This causes your website to use the server's default PHP settings.

I then renamed your php.ini.old file back to php.ini.

I recommend reviewing your php.ini file for causes to the issue.

For anyone else who finds this article, here is a link to our article on troubleshooting 500 errors, it explains possible causes and solutions.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-07-12 12:05 pm
Made it very easy to set up
n/a Points
2014-07-12 6:00 pm
Works great!

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