22nd August, 2015 | Managing Software |

Installing Software / Apps Using Softaculous

Software installs such as Softaculous are a simple and fast way to install a script onto your website. Using a very popular example such as Wordpress, you can create a website within minutes. Softaculous boasts having 394 great scripts, 1000 PHP classes and they plan on adding many more in the future.

Browse Softaculous Apps

Log into your cPanel account and scroll down to the 'Softaculous Apps Installation' section. This area will provide a variety of applications that can be installed on your account such as WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart, phpBB and WHMSC.

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In this article, we're going to show how to install 'WordPress'.

Install WordPress using Softaculous

Select 'WordPress' from the available scripts list.

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Choose 'Install' positioned on the left and highlighted as follows:

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The installation requires you to complete the following:

Software Setup
Site Settings
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Continue down to further options.

Admin Account
Choose Language
Select Plugins
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Select Theme

You can choose a stock theme provided to you by the script. Make your choice using the 'Select' option beneath the theme, otherwise continue ahead. Choose 'Install' at the end of the page to progress to the next stage.

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If you would like to receive an email following the installation, you can add your email address at the bottom of the page.

After a few moments, you should see visual confirmation that the software has been installed successfully along with your WordPress account information.

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If you now go ahead and visit your the website address where WordPress was installed to, you should see the website as per the installation settings that you provided.

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Installing software using Softaculous is now complete.