Softaculous WordPress Install

vicnumb Oct 20, 2012

Oct 20 2012 Published by under Word Press

WordPress installed via Softaculous or how to install WordPress without any tech knowlege, in just a few clicks of a mouse.

Well, one day I’ve decided to run a Word Press blog. Since thinking how to start it took me too long, I’ve started it simple.

Word Press Installed via Softaculous

1. Login into your cpanel and check if your cpanel is running Softaculous.
Click the Softaculous Software Management Image.

WordPress Softaculous Availability Check

IMPORTANT: In case you have no Softaculous installed, see the other blog posts about WordPress installation.


2. Find the WordPress logo and click it to start the installation process.
On mouse over this image changes content, just press Install button.

WordPress installation logo


3. Check if you have enough space to run a new blog then click Install to confirm your Word Press blog installation.

WordPress blog installation start


4.1. A list of fields come up. They all have default values, so you can easily finish your installation, but I’d strongly recommend change their conent.

  • Choose Protocol – leave it as http:// or http://www. if you wish your blog URL start with www. Don’t use https unless you have installed a SSL certificate.
  • Choose Domain – if you have multiple domains on the shared hosting, choose the one you are going to install your blog on.
  • In Directory – leave this field blank and your blog url will look like: http://yourdomainname/. In case you have some content on home folder, install the WordPress blog into a subfolder. Your blog url will look like: http://yourdomain/folder/ .
  • Database Name – A random Database name is generated for your blog, you may leave it as is or change to any other name, but make sure first it doesn’t exist into your list of Databases.
  • Table Prefix – I’d suggest to change this out from default.
  • Site Name – Make sure you create a easy to remember and descriptive blog name, this is website logo at the same time.
  • Site Description – This is your WordPress blog short description, so put into it as much sense as possible so people could understand at once where they are.
  • Enable Multisite – don’t tick this unless you know what you do. This feature allows your subscribers setup their own blogs on demand. Read about multisite here.
  • Admin Username – change the defaults to a well protected username.
  • Admin Password – change the defaults to a well protected password. There exist a branch of hackers that search WordPress blogs with default admin username / password, change the defaults and post their own content.
  • Admin Email – this email address is used for a series of purposes, for example new posts notifications or new coments notifications.
  • Select Language – blog language.
  • Email Installation details to – after blog is installed all details are emailed to this email address: blog url address, master admin url address, admin username and password.
  • Install – Finally press the Install button to finish blog installation

WordPress Blog Configuration


4.2. Blog configuration last step (this is the same page as in 4.1., bottom part).

WordPress Blog Configuration


5. After all steps above you will see a confirmation page with your blog details and a email will be sent to your email address.


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