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:

  1. Login to cpanel and click on the "Softaculous" icon.
  2.  softaculous button in cpanel

  3. Once Softaculous opens, move your mouse over the Wordpress button and click the Install button.
  4.  selecting wordpress in softaculous

    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.

    OptionDescription
    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.

    After entering your preferred settings, click the Install button.
    softaculous installation button

    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.

     softaculous summary of installation

    Congratulations, now you know how to install Wordpress on your Addon domain using Softaculous!

     

Continued Education in Course 101: An introduction to WordPress
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2014-03-09 3:03 pm

how to Choose Domain for installin wodpress in subdomain manually i cant install through fantastico???

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-03-10 11:07 am
Hello Dave,

I don't quite understand your question. Could you clarify?
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2014-03-18 8:18 pm

Ok, followed all of the directions but when I go to the url or wp-admin the browser says it can not find the server. Whar's wrong. Thanks

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17,325 Points
2014-03-18 10:16 pm
Hello Scott,
Sorry to hear that you're having issues. Without know your account name, the problem is probably related to the domain name that you're using. The following article shows you how to register a domain name.

I hope this provides enough information for you to get it going. Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.
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2014-03-31 12:39 pm

Hi,

I've added WP installation as above with no problems, but when I got to wither www.thelindleyfamily.com or www.thelindleyfamily.com/wp-admin/ I get nothing. I have changed the name servers at the domain registrar to point to my host for this installation, but get nothing. Can you help please?

Staff
19,427 Points
2014-03-31 1:07 pm
Hello David,

I have visited the site and can see both the main page as well as the admin login area. It could be that you cannot see them due to a local caching issue. First clear your browser cache. If you still cannot see it, you may need to wait for the local DNS server cache to refresh. Then you will be able to see the site correctly.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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