WordPress is a free open source software that is available for install in your cPanel Softaculous installer for free. This article will explain how to install WordPress through Softaculous.

Steps to install WordPress

  1. Login into your cPanel.
  2. Click Softaculous in cPanelGo to Software / Services. Click the Softaculous icon.
  3. Install Softaculous in cPanelClick the Install link on the WordPress install section.
  4. Setup the WordPress in Softaculous in cPanelFill in the WordPress set up information. The following is the necessary information you need to fill in.

    Software Setup
    Choose Domain Select the Domain you want to install your WordPress on from the drop box.
    In Directory Leave this blank to install on the domain directly. If you are installing in a subfolder of your site you type the folder name here. This will make the blog load like the following: your-domain.com/foldername.
    Admin Username Enter a username for your WordPress Dashboard login.
    Admin Password Enter whatever password you want for the Dashboard Login.
    Admin email Enter a valid email here. The system will place an invalid email here. you will need a valid one.

    Installing to Subdomains- If you decide that you wish to install to a subodmain, then you will need to first make sure that you have correctly created the subdomain in cPanel. The main difference is that the path will appear like this: subdomain.main_domain.com instead of like this main_domain.com/subdomain. If the Subdomain is already created, then you will be able to select the subdomain at the Choose Domain stage of the installation. If you are trying to install it to a sub-folder that is not specified as a subdomain, then the Choose domain option should remain as the domain name that you wish to use for the installation. The In Directory option will be filled with the folder that you wish to use - as per the example above.

    Click Install.

  5. Installing the Software Softaculous in cPanelSoftaculous will Check the submitted data and install the files to your server for WordPress..

    Congratulations Softaculous in cPanelClick Return to Overview.

    Current Installations Softaculous in cPanelNow you will se your WordPress Installation in the Current Installations.

  6. New Installation of Wordpress Softaculous in cPanelVisit your website in your browser. You should see a new WordPress install like the snapshot to the right.

    Note! If you do not see your website load after installing your WordPress site, you may need to point the nameservers, wait for propagation, or another DNS or Domain related issue.

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2013-04-06 5:43 am
This is a nicely done installation script. A newbie will be able to follow the procedures easily.
2014-02-25 12:53 am
Non-techie newbie question here (sorry!)...does installing Wordpress via Softaculous install Wordpress.COM or Wordpress.ORG? I want to build my website through Wordpress.ORG and want to make sure I don't mess this up too badly:)

Thank you!

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2014-02-25 10:38 am
Hello Leslie,

Thank you for your question. When you install Wordpress from softaculous, it simplifies the process of downloading Wordpress from Wordpress.org, and installing it.

It will then be hosted on your server with us, and you essentially have more access/control of your account, than you would with wordpress.com.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

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2014-03-03 8:31 am

pls can i install a wordpress.com ( ywpment.wordpress.com) and make use of it as my website

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2014-03-03 11:42 am
Hello albert,

I am not exactly sure what you are asking, but if you want to host your website on wordpress.com and use your personal domain name, you can Map an Existing Domain.

If this does not answer your specific question, please provide more details regarding what you are trying to accomplish.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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