Softaculous is an installation program available to you when you sign up for the InMotion Hosting web hosting service. It allows you to save a lot of time by providing a quick installation process as well as update and backup services. The following tutorial will walk you through the process of using Softaculous to install PrestaShop on to your webserver. Visit our page on PrestaShop hosting for more information.
Setting up PrestaShop with Softaculous
- Login to your cPanel then look for the Softaculous icon in the Software/Services section.
Click on the Softaculous icon to open it, then select E-commerce in the menu in the left hand side of the screen. When the drop-down list opens for the e-commerce programs scroll down until you find PrestaShop and click on it to select it. You can also click on the icon for PrestaShop that appears in the right hand side of the screen if you see it first.
- The next screen that appears is the Install screen. The table below will break up each section and describe the settings in detail:
- After you have finished filling all of the fields, click on the INSTALL button at the bottom of the screen.
This will complete the installation process. You will see a Softaculous-generated screen similar to the following after the install has finished.
The links given in this final screen will go to the PrestaShop storefront and to the administrator dashboard as per the settings that you selected in the install process.
The next step is to log into the PrestaShop 1.5 dashboard.