How to install WordPress using Softaculous

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WordPress is arguably the widely used CMS platforms across the internet. It powers simple blogs to complex shopping platforms. Thanks to its active online community & hundreds of thousand of plugins, themes & extensions. In this guide we will talk about how to install WordPress using Softaculous Auto Installer.

Softaculous is a commercial script library that automates the installation of commercial and open source web applications to a website.

If you have a hosting account at Shujaa Host, chances are you have already come across Softaculous in your control panel.

How to install WordPress using Softaculous Auto Installer.

  1. First, you start by logging into your control panel. So log into your control panel if you’re not logged in yet.
  2. In your control panel, scroll down to Extra Features section then click on Softaculout Auto Installer.
  1. On the next page, locate WordPress and click on Install button under it.
  1. On the next page, under “Choose Installation URL”, set “Choose Protocol” to https.
  2. In the Choose Domain field, select your domain or subdomain that you want to use.
  3. In the In Directory Field, delete the default value and leave it empty. The default value is set to wp. Only enter a value in this field if you intend to install your WordPress in a sub-directory.
  1. Scroll down to Site Settings section. Type your Site Name & Site Description. You can always change this information after the installation is complete.
  1. Under Admin Account section, fill in your preferred WordPress Admin Username, Password & Email address.

Security Tip:

Always replace the default username with your own & type a strong password. A strong password should at least be 8 characters long, contain both uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers & special characters.

Also make sure to replace the default email address that is prefilled. Use your email address. This becomes handy when you’ve lost your password.