WordPress has been around in the past decade and is best known for its practical and highly functional features.

Initially only popular among bloggers, today, it has turned into one of the most wanted Content Management Software (CMS) for non-blogging websites because it is user-friendly and easily manageable.

Adding new content or even rich multimedia content to your website is a breeze. Here are a few simple steps to get you started by first installing WordPress in your cPanel through Softaculous.  

How to Setup WordPress Manually in cPanel 

Step 1

cPanel dashboard softaculous

After logging into your cPanel account, you will see a list of available options. Under ‘Software/Services’, select Softaculous to go to various Installation preferences.

Step 2

softaculous top scripts

When you see the Softaculous site, you’ll usually see the WordPress icon displayed under ‘Top Scripts’. If you cannot find the WordPress icon here, search for it at the Left Panel under ‘Blogs’.

Step 3

softaculous wordpress

Selecting the WordPress Icon in Step 2 will direct you to the Installation page, which displays the details of the current WordPress version and the latest change log.

You can explore by going through ‘Features’ or ‘Demos’ on the top navigation bar which display more in-depth information and hands-on experience regarding the app.

To go straight to the installation, simply click the Install button to begin the Installation process.

Step 4 (a)

softaculous wordpress installation steps

Next, a series of empty fields will appear. Fill out all the necessary information. Initially, you can leave “Choose Protocol”, “In Directory”, “Database Name” and “Database Settings” as Defaults, unless it involves Technical Modifications.

The “Choose Domain” section allows you to choose the specific domain for this WordPress App. For starters, you’ll be only to choose one domain in the list. 

Extras: You can also create Sub-domains such as [email protected], and WordPress can have it pointed to the sub-domain when you select it.

Step 4 (b)

softaculous wordpress installation tutorial

As you move forward, you’ll see ‘Site Settings’. Modify the Name and Description to suit the characteristics of your website. (For example, go for ‘MyCar’ if your website is about cars).

Next, proceed to ‘Admin Account’.

Use the Password Generator (Key Icon) to generate a Safe-level Password. You can also select your favorite language at ‘Choose Language’.

Step 4 (c)

softaculous wordpress installation tutorial

Limit the Login Attempts if you wish to reduce the chances of having Malicious Attacks on your website (i.e. Brute Force).

Adjust the ‘Advanced Options’ such as Auto Upgrade or Backups.

However, it’s recommended to enable them for the safety of your website.

Step 4 (d)

softaculous wordpress installation tutorial - select theme

Eventually, you’ll get to the ‘Theme’ section which has a series of awesome templates. The selection is wide and it ranges from Modern to Retro designs. Choose the One which best suits your liking.

The most important part is ‘Email Installation Details’. Make sure you enter your email address right as all the Installation details such as URLs and passwords will be sent to this email.

Step 5

softaculous wordpress installation complete

A confirmation indicating that the installation is completed will appear. Two URLs will be given; one for Admin Access and another one for the website or your visitors.

Step 6

WordPress login pageThe Admin Access is for your WordPress Login page. You must key in the Username and Password in order to proceed.

Step 7

WordPress admin dashboardYou’ll then be brought to the ‘Dashboard’ of WordPress, where you can manage your content or add-in additional plug-ins for better user experience.

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