Install Wordpress from cPanel

WordPress is a state-of-the-art blogging platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. wordpress is also one of the web’s most popular content management systems (CMS). cPanel includes an automatic installer that you can use to set WordPress up on your domains for you.

WordPress maintains a central repository for its latest software releases at You can download and set up the software manually or use an automatic script installer like softaculous.

In this guide, we will show you how to use softaculous to set up WordPress on your site via Cpanel. The entire procedure is fast, user-friendly and intuitive.


  • A domain name e.g.
  • Web hosting account that supports Cpanel, PHP and MySQL
  • Cpanel username and password.

Step 1: Log to your Cpanel Account

Assuming that ‘’ is the primary domain name associated with your hosting account, you can log in to your cPanel account by typing on your browser. Then, enter your username and password that you received from your web hosting provider when you set up an account with them as shown below.

Step 2: Locate Softaculous apps installer

On the next screen, you will see the Cpanel dashboard, locate the text box that reads, “Find functions quickly by typing here:” Just enter the name ‘Softaculous’. The script installer will be displayed below together with all apps that it supports. Click ‘WordPress’ and proceed as shown below:

Step 3: Choose a protocol and a domain name

On the next screen, you will see a brief description of the WordPress version that you are about to install on your website, click on the button labeled ‘Install’. You will be taken to the ‘Software Setup’ page as shown below:

Choose your desired protocol. The recommended one is http://www. or https://www. Use https only if you have an SSL certificate for your domain.

Then choose your domain below. You can leave the ‘In Directory’ textbox blank unless you want to install WordPress under a subfolder.

Step 4: Fill WordPress site settings detail

Next, you will see your website settings as shown below:

Enter the name of your website and a brief description. Then, choose an admin username, password, and email. You will need these details to log in to your WordPress admin panel, so choose a strong password. Select your preferred language and scroll down to proceed.

Step 5: Choose plugins and a theme

The next screen displays an option where you can install some plugins (this is optional), then choose your desired theme. Remember to supply your email address one more on the text box that reads, “>Email installation details to”. Finally, click on the ‘Install’ button.

The Softaculous apps installer will check the submitted data and make WordPress Installation on your website

We will then take you to the congratulations screen as shown below and send an email with your WordPress installation details to the address that you entered above.

Congratulations, the software was installed successfully

WordPress has been successfully installed at:
Administrative URL :
We hope the installation process was easy.

NOTE: Softaculous is just an automatic software installer and does not provide any support for the individual software packages. Please visit the software vendor’s website for support!

Softaculous Auto Installer

Step 6: Test the Installation

Log in to your WordPress site by typing the administrative URL e.g.

We have completed your installation, and we will direct you to your WordPress dashboard, as shown below.


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