find softaculous

Softaculous is a tool within your cPanel that you can use to easily install programs such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Using Softaculous for installing various scripts not only easy to manage, it saves huge time with it’s tremendous automation.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install WordPress using Softaculous.

Step 1: Login to your cPanel account.

Step 2: Click on Softaculous Apps Installer which is under Software section.softaculous

Step 3: Find WordPress and click on it.

find softaculous

Step 4: Now Click on the Install button in the menu bar.install bar

Step 5:  In the Software Setup portion, there are three sections to work. If you have SSL (HTTPS) enabled in your website, please choose the HTTPS protocol in the Choose Protocol section. Otherwise select HTTP protocol.

domain protocol

In the Choose Domain section, insert your domain name i.e yourdomain.com. If you want to install WordPress in a directory, insert your directory name in the 3rd section(In Directory).

software setup

Step 6: In the Site Settings portion, insert your website name/title and description.

site settings

Step 7: In the Admin Account section, input your website administrator username, password and email address. You will need these three elements to access your WordPress Dashboard. So keep the records in a safe area.Please note that, do not use common/dictionar words as admin user and password. Try to use something uncommon. This is very important to keep your website secure and protected from unauthorised someone.

admin account

Step 8: If you want to limit user login attempt, select check mark the Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer) plugin.

Step 9: If you want to change database and backup settings click on the Advanced Options. This section is important to keep your site more secure. Change the database name and table prefix to avoid Bruitforce Attack.

advanced option

Step 10: Now scroll down  and click on the Install button. if you want to send the installation details to your email address, insert your email account in the blank area just under the Install button.

And finally you have installed WordPress CMS successfully. Now clcik on the https://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ to access your Admin Dashboard.

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