Install WordPress on cPanel using Softaculous

WordPress is simple to install on cPanel using the Softaculous WordPress Manager following these steps.

Login to your cPanel Web Hosting Account

  • How to: Login to your Web Hosting account
  • Locate the WordPress Manager Icon

    This can be found under the Software heading. Click on the icon to access the WordPress Manager tool.

    Click Install to install a new installation of WordPress

    Fill in the form with relevant information

    You will need to enter the following information:
  • The URL of your website. The defaults will usually be sufficient but you may need to install an SSL certificate if using the secure https version (recommended)
  • Enter the username and password you wish to give to the admin user. It is recommended you do not use 'admin', 'administrator', 'manager' or other guessable words for the admin username
  • Enter the email address of the admin user
  • Click Install
  • How to: Install SSL Certificate on cPanel
  • Login to WordPress by adding /wp-admin to you website URL

    You should now be able to login using the username and password you created in the steps above.
  • How to: How to Login to your WordPress Website
  • Article published 15th June 2023
    Last modified 15th June 2023