In this WordPress tutorial we will help you learn how to install WordPress with Softaculous on any web hosting account. The detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account will help you save a lot of time, so you can easily focus on more important stuff like building your website or growing your business. If you follow these guidelines, you will have a brand new installation of the latest WordPress version in less than 2 minutes.
3 steps tutorial on how to install WordPress with Softaculous
STEP 1 Login to your cPanel
How to install WordPress with Softaculous – it all starts when you login to you cPanel. This is the control panel from where you can make most of the settings of your hosting account. Normally the easiest way to login to your cPanel is to open a browser and to type yourdomain.com/cpanel.
This will redirect you to the login page and you need to use the password that was sent to you in an email by your web hosting company.
STEP 2 Locate the Softaculous icon
The next step on how to install WordPress with Softaculous is to navigate to the section Software/Services > Softaculous.
The Softaculous application provides easy step by step installation of the most website building tools. WordPress in one of those website building tools and you can have it installed in less than 1 minute. Having in mind its popularity, it is not a surprise that it is listed as first one in the top scripts list.
On the homepage of Softaculous click on the WordPress icon and Switch to the tab Install to proceed.
STEP 3 Complete the WordPress Softaculous Installation
The next step on how to install the WordPress with Softaculous is to complete the installation process by filling the necessary details.
Choose the domain: the domain on which the WordPress will be installed.
In Directory: if you wish your main domain to open the WordPress site, leave this field empy
NOTE: make sure to leave this field *empty* if you are installing WordPress for yourdomain.com
(by default it has wp – which installs your WordPress to the subfolder).
Database Name can be left default.
Table Prefix can also be left default wp_, however, due to security reasons it is better to change it, e.g. to ncwpsite_ . For security reasons it should be a combination of letters and numbers.
Site Settings section should be filled out accordingly to your needs, though you can change it anytime later if required.
Make sure you setup secure and hard-to guess details in Admin Account section.
When ready, scroll down and make sure you click on the Limit Login Attempts Plugin. This is extremely useful WordPress security plugin, and we will write a complete article about it.
Before you hit the Install button, make sure you write an active e-mail of yours. By doing so, you will have all installation details in your mailbox, so you can easily store them for further usage. This can be done below the Install button in the Email installation details to: box