HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS USING SOFTACULOUS
In this tutorial
Before you think of installing wordpress there are things you need. First you need a domain name and a hosting company. I highly recommend you use web4africa.net. They will give you a free domain name and their hosting package are very affordable. How about their up time? I’ll say they’ve been awesome.
Softaculous is an auto-installer script that is very popular. It allows you to easily install popular web applications like WordPress with just a few clicks. Hosting companies like SiteGround and web4africa.net use Softaculous in their control panel.
Now the installation gist.
To install wordpress using softaculous simply login to your cPanel account and scroll down to the software section and click on softaculous app installer or WordPress installer icon.
Once you click on the softaculous on the next page click on the wordpress installation icon and you will see a dialogue box like the picture below
Head on to the install now button and click on it
On the wordpress installation page you will be ask to provide the following information
Choose Protocol: If your site has SSL, then please choose the HTTPS protocol.
Choose Domain: Please choose the domain to install the software. If you have more than one domain in your hosting account you will want to specify which domain to install wordpress on
In Directory: To install at http://mydomain/dir/ just type dir. To install only in http://mydomain/ leave this empty.
Site Name: The name or title of your site
Site Description: The description of the site
Enable Multisite (WPMU): if you enable this, the plugin will be install along with wordpress
Admin Username: Choose your user name
Admin Password: Generate a strong password, make sure you copy and save this somewhere so you can remember it
Admin Email: Enter your email
Select a Language
If you want the Limit Login Attempts plugin (Loginizer) install you can check the box to auto install it along with wordpress
Leave the Advanced Options
If you want to install any of the wordoress themes below then select the Theme and the last but not the list enter an email to send the installation details to. This can be a different email or same as the admin email.
When all these are taken care of click on install and leave softaculous to do its magic of installing wordpress.
Once you are prompted of a successful installation message check the email you provided for your login details.
You now know How to Install WordPress using Softaculous
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