How do I install WordPress with Softaculous
Install WordPress on your own server with Softaculous
Would you like to easily install WordPress on your own server? Here's how you can get WordPress up and running on most web hosts with just a few clicks.
Lately we've been pointing out ways you can use a free WordPress.com blog, but the great thing about WordPress is that you can either get a free hosted blog or download the software and run it on your own server for free. Nowadays, many web hosts offer scripts that make installing WordPress as easy as possible. We are going to examine here how to install WordPress in just a few steps in cPanel with Softaculous.
Note: Not all web hosts use cPanel, and even some cPanel hosts do not offer Softaculous. Softaculous also works with other popular website control panels. So check with your hosting provider if you can't find it. Otherwise you can install WordPress manually via FTP. You will find out how to do this in one of the next articles.
Sign in to the admin area of your website to start installing WordPress on your website. This is often found at yourdomain.com/ cpanel, although this may vary depending on your hosting provider.
Scroll down to Software / services Section and click the Softaculous link.
Note: If your host doesn't offer Softaculous they may offer a different installer in this section, but it may work differently.
Softaculous gives you many different web apps that can be installed on your website, including blogging engines, wikis, image galleries, webmail clients, and more. We're going to install WordPress, but if you want to install a different web app the process is similar.
To install WordPress, click WordPress Link on the left sidebar in Softaculous.
This page provides some information about WordPress, including ratings and reviews from other users. Press the To install Link above the header to start the installation.
Now you need to fill in some information about your website. Softaculous fills in the default settings automatically, but you can customize them.
At the top of the page, select the domain you want to use for WordPress. We already had WordPress installed on the techinch.com site, so we wanted to install this test copy on a subdomain. Then select the directory in which WordPress should be installed. By default, it is installed on yourdomain.com/wp, but if you want yourdomain.com To go directly to WordPress, leave this field blank.
Now enter a name and description for your site; as well as an administrator username, password, and email address. If you want a more secure password, click on the key logo and a randomly generated password will be entered into the field.
If you want to record the settings of your website, enter your email address in the field below under the "Install" button. When you're done, click Install.
After a few moments, a page will appear informing you that WordPress is now installed on your website.
Click the link to go to the WordPress administration page or just navigate to yourdomain.com/wp-login.php. Log in with the username and password you selected previously.
The first time you log in, WordPress may ask you to change your password. Since you only chose the password for your site, this step is not required. click No thanks, don't remind me again to choose this notification.
Now you can add posts and images, change the theme, and customize your WordPress site settings right from the WordPress dashboard.
Here is our new WordPress site after installing with Softaculous and submitting our first post.
Back up or delete WordPress with Softaculous
Softaculous is also useful for maintaining the WebsApps that you have installed with it. If you want to backup or even completely delete your WordPress site, you can easily do so from your Softaculous control panel.
Log into your cPanel and open Softaculous as above. Select the box icon in the top right to see all of the web apps you've installed.
Here you can see the installation time and the version number of the web app as well as a link to it. Click the folder icon to back up your site or (x) to delete it.
Please Note: Don't click the X button unless you are sure you want to delete your WordPress site entirely!
If you want to back up the site, select Softaculous, it will ask if you want to back up the entire directory and database. In general, it is good to choose both as you can use either of them to completely restore the entire site. click Backup installation to confirm that you want to do so.
click OK and make sure the webpage stays open while your site is backed up.
After a few moments, Softaculous will inform you that the backup is complete. Press the Backups Link to access your backup file.
Click the blue arrow to download the zip file, which contains a full backup of your site. Once you've saved it, you can click the red X to delete the file from the server.
WordPress is one of the best CMS and blog engines available today, and you can use it to bring anything from your personal website to a large website with millions of hits per day. Installing WordPress manually isn't too difficult, but Softaculous makes it so easy that anyone can do it. If you ever want to try other web apps on your website, Softaculous also lets you install them quickly.
If you'd like to try installing WordPress with Softaculous, you can test it out on the demo site (Link below). This is a great way to ensure that you are sure to install it before actually installing it on your own website.
Try a demo from Softaculous
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