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Installing WordPress

You can have a WordPress site up and running in minutes by using the Softaculous application installer in cPanel.

To install WordPress using Softaculous, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel
  2. In the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER section of the cPanel home screen, click Softaculous Apps Installer. The Softaculous installer page appears.
  3. In the Search text box, type wordpress and then press Enter
  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Protocol list box, select the protocol
  6. In the Choose Domain list box, select the domain for installation, or accept the default value.
  7. In the In Directory text box, type the directory where you want to install the application, or accept the default value.
  8. In the Site Name text box, type the site name. By default, the site name appears in the title bar of users’ web browsers when they visit your site.
  9. In the Site Description text box, type the site description. By default, the site description also appears in the title bar of users’ web browsers when they visit your site.
  10. To enable the WordPress Multisite feature (also known as WordPress Multiuser or WPMU), select the check box.
  11. In the Admin Username text box, type the administrator username.
  12. In the Admin Password text box, type the administrator password
  13. In the Admin Email text box, type the site administrator e-mail address.
  14. In the Select Language list box, select the default language for the application.
  15. To limit the number of login attempts, under Select Plugin(s), select the Limit Login Attempts check box.
  16. Click the Advanced Options icon icon to expand Advanced Options.
  17. In the Database Name text box, type the name of the database to create for the application, or accept the default value.
  18. In the Table Prefix text box, type the database table prefix, or accept the default value.
  19. If you do not want to receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available, select the Disable Update Notifications Emails check box.
  20. To automatically update the application when updates are available, select the Auto Upgrade check box.
  21. To automatically update plugins when updates are available, select the Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins check box.
  22. To automatically update themes when updates are available, select the Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes check box.
  23. In the Backup Location list box, you can select a location to store application backups.
  24. In the Automated backups list box, you can select whether or not Softaculous makes periodic backups of your application.
  25. In the Backup Rotation list box, you can select how often Softaculous overwrites the oldest backup file with a new backup file.
  26. To receive site configuration information after the installation is complete, type an e-mail address in the Email installation details to text box.
  27. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the application’s configuration.