Automatic WordPress installation.
In this WordPress tutorial we will show you how to install WordPress automatically, using the Softaculous autoinstaller. The automatic installer is available on all our WordPress hosting packages completely free of charge and you can use it to install more than 300 applications with just a single click.
HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS AUTOMATICALLY
Before proceeding further with the automatic WordPress installation, we will specify the WordPress hosting requirements. You will need a hosting environment that meets the following requirements:
MySQL 5.6 or above
Apache mod_rewrite enabled
In order to proceed with the automatic installation, first you will have to access your cPanel account. Once you login, navigate to the WordPress installation, located in the “Softaculous Apps Installer” section of your cPanel:
Clicking on the WordPress icon will launch Softaculous and will lead you to the main WordPress installation page. As you can see from the next screen, there are several different tabs which will provide you with information about WordPress. The most important tab is the “Install” one, from which you can start the automatic WordPress installation process:
SOFTACULOUS WORDPRESS SETUP
As soon as you click on the “Install’ tab you will be taken to the actual WordPress setup. There you will have to enter a few details related to your new WordPress installation and the autoinstaller will handle the rest of the process:
In the Software setup part of the installer you will have to select your domain name, the protocol which you want to use and the directory in which you want to install WordPress.
Choose protocol: in case you already have an active SSL certificate installed for your domain name, you can safely select HTTPS. Otherwise choose HTTP and decide whether or not to use the ‘www’ prefix.
Choose domain: if you have only one domain name (the primary one of your account), simply skip this part. However, if you have more than one domain or you want to install WordPress on sub domain, select the preferred domain from the list.
In directory: You can enter a specific sub directory in which you can install the application. If you would like to use the root folder (public_html), leave the field blank.
Once you have entered all information correctly, it is time to move on to the next part of the process.
WORDPRESS SITE SETTINGS
On the next part of the automatic WordPress installation you will have to enter the preferred name of your new WordPress site, its description and the default admin account:
For now you can leave the default values, as you can easily change that information later in the WordPress admin area of your website. The next screen will allow you to create the default admin account, which you will use to access the admin area of your website:
Admin username: define the username for your admin account. For security purposes it is recommended to change the default ‘admin’ username with another one.
Admin password: enter the password for the default admin account. Always make sure to use strong passwords. You can use the yellow key to generate a strong password sting and use it further.
Admin email: set the default admin email here. Make sure you will use a valid email account, as you will receive notifications and other important data on it.
Once all data is set all you have to do is start the installation process, by clicking on the “Install” button on the bottom of the page:
When the process is initiated you will have to wait a couple of seconds and the installation will be successfully completed. In order to access the admin area, on the last step of the installation you will be provided with direct links to the admin page:
Congratulations, you have just installed WordPress automatically on your hosting account. To access its admin area, simply click on the administrative URL provided and use your admin username and password to log-in. Now you may start using your new website and populate it with content.