How to install WordPress-using softaculous

Wordpress is the most popular Content Manager System (C.M.S) in the world.

 As of February 2016, WordPress is used by 59.1% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 25.8% of all websites.






Everyday wordpress is becoming more and more popular due to it sophisticated features, with the right set of themes and plugins any type of website be it a forum, blog, portfolio, ecommerce store, social network website, e.t.c can be created with WordPress.


In this post i will be guiding you on how to setup a WordPress site, please follow the step below.



Requirement


1. A custom Domain

2.Cpanel hosting


To get a custom domain for your website, visit any trusted domain registrar like, godaddy.com, hostgator.com, blue host.com, e.t.c


After purchasing your domain make sure you also purchase a cpanel hosting with it.

once you have a domain, hosting Panel continue with the steps below to install WordPress on your website.

Installing WordPress to your site


There are several ways to install WordPress CMS, using CMS installer like fantastico, softaculous, simplescript and a host of others, depending on your host.

For the sake of this post I will be using softaculous, since most of the hosting company's I work with uses this installer.


Simply login to your cpanel account for example, www.yourdomain.com/cpanel, when login look for the softaculous app installer section.

You will find a WordPress icon as shown below.




Click the wordpress icon. first you would see an overview of wordpress, you would need to click install tab to continue.


Click on the install tab to continue installing WordPress using Softaculous




Softaculous will now ask you where you want to install WordPress. You need to choose http:// or http://www. as protocol.


If your site has SSL and HTTPS, then you can select https:// or https://www. as protocol.


After that, you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like example.com. In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.


Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section.



Editing site settings during WordPress installation using Softaclous



Under this section, first you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress site. Don’t worry you can easily change them from your WordPress admin area after installation.


Next, you need to choose an admin username, password, and email address. Softaculous will automatically fill in the username and password fields for you. It will use a non-dictionary word for username and a strong password.


You can change them if you want so that they are easy to remember for you. However, I strongly urge you to always use a strong password.


Make sure that you enter correct email address in the admin email field. This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.


Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer.


Click on the install button to run the WordPress installer




 Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with installation status. It will take a couple of minutes, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your WordPress installation.


Softaculous WordPress installer progress



You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your WordPress admin area.


Softaculous successfully installed WordPress on your website





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