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How to Install WordPress in Control Panel

WordPress is a free content management system that you can install via your cPanel (Control Panel) Softaculous Installer. Softaculous is a cPanel feature where open-source web applications like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, among others, can be installed so that websites can be managed virtually. The website needs to be installed first so that it can be managed via cPanel. 

Important: The domain or subdomain where WordPress will be installed should already be in the cPanel. Follow these links on how to add an addon domain and subdomain in cPanel. 

Follow the steps below on how to install WordPress with Softaculous 

Step 1. Log in to cPanel.   

Step 2. Click the Softaculous Apps Installer icon found under Software menu.  

cPanel Softaculous Installer Button

Step 3. Hover your cursor over WordPress 

cPanel Softaculous WordPress Option

Step 4. Click Install 

cPanel WordPress Install Button

Step 5. Customise the settings for your WordPress Site. Take note of the important fields below that need to be configured. You may consult your web developer on what to put for the rest of the boxes. If you are unsure of the specifications, you can leave them as it is. Other fields can be configured after installation via the WordPress admin page. 

  • Choose Installation URL – Click the drop-down menu to choose the domain where WordPress will be installed. Click each tooltip on the corresponding boxes that you are editing to get more details about each field.
Note: Make sure to leave the In Directory field blank to avoid the website having a URL of instead of just similar to the example shown in the screenshot below.
  • Admin Account – Enter your preferred Admin Username and Admin Password to log in to WordPress admin page. Change the Admin Email if needed. This is where the notifications regarding your website go.  

Softaculous WordPress URL Details

Step 6. Click Install.  

Softaculous WordPress Install Button

Step 7. Wait for the installation to complete.  

cPanel WordPress Installation Progress Page

A message shown in the screenshot below will appear once the installation is completed. You can now start editing the website by accessing the WordPress dashboard with the link provided on the same page or by following the instructions on how to access admin pages. 

cPanel WordPress Successful Installation

Do not hesitate to contact our Singapore or Australia Support Team if you have further questions. 

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Updated on December 15, 2020

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