Installing WordPress on an Add-on Domain
WordPress is installable on any domain whether or not it is your primary domain. In Softaculoous, you can install WordPress on an add-on domain in the same manner that you would install WordPress on your primary domain.
This does not require an account with Wordpress.org prior to setup!
Install Wordpress on an Addon Domain from Softaculous:
- Login to cpanel and click on the "Softaculous" icon.
- Once Softaculous opens, move your mouse over the Wordpress button and click the Install button.
This will bring up the WordPress installation options. You will be presented with several field options, below is a description of the settings, fill them in as needed. The important option is "Choose Domain," be sure to select your Addon domain here.
|Choose Protocol||Choose how you want the domain to display in the address bar, remember the https addresses require an SSL. Available options are:
http://, http://www., https://, and https://www.
|Choose Domain||Choose the domain you want to install Wordpress on from the drop-down list. Your primary domain, and any addon or parked domains will be listed.|
|In Directory||Enter the directory you want to install Wordpress in, if you leave this blank it will install in the public_html/name of addon domain's directory. If you enter 'wordpress' here, you will access the site on: mydomain.com/wordpress|
|Database Name||Enter a name for the database that will be created here.|
|Table Prefix||You can enter text here, and it will be added to the database table names.|
|Site Name||Enter a name for your site here, this can be changed later in the Wordpress Dashboard.|
|Site Description||Enter a description for your site here, this can be changed later in the Wordpress Dashboard.|
|Enable Multisite||Check this box to use the multisite option in Wordpress, which allows you to host multiple sites in one Wordpress installation.|
|Admin Username||The default username is admin, the name you enter here will be the name you use to to login to the Administrator's area or Dashboard for Wordpress.|
|Admin Password||Create a password, this will be used to login to the Dashboard section.|
|Admin Email||Enter a valid email address, if you forget your password a email will be sent to this address in order to reset it.|
|Select Language||From the drop-down menu choose the language that you want your Wordpress to be installed in. There are many popular options available.|
The final option is Email installation details to : If you enter an email address, a summary of the Wordpress installation will be sent to the address. I recommend using this feature and saving the email for future reference.
You will see a notification stating "Congratulations, the software was installed successfully," and it will list the addresses for your Wordpress site and the Administrative section. I recommend writing these down for your records.
Congratulations, now you know how to install Wordpress on your Addon domain using Softaculous!