WordPress Guide: WordPress installation in cPanel using Softaculous (just in 5 mins)
What is WordPress
WordPress is most popular free and open source Content Management System to create websites and blogs. In simple words, WordPress is a web software to create websites quickly and easily.
Further Read: 35+ Type Of Websites You Can Create With WordPress
Everything from simple websites to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, and even applications are built with WordPress. WordPress is used by 58.6% of all the websites whose content management system is known. This is 24.9% of all websites.
WordPress started in 2003, It was first released on May 27, 2003, by founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog.. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging and publishing tool in the world, used on millions of websites/blogs and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
What is Softaculous
Softaculous is an autoinstaller which is very powerful compared to other autoinstallers.
Suppose you want to host a wordpress blog, for that you need to know the commands to install and configure it on your webserver.
Now if you use Softaculous, you can simply install WordPress by using Softaculous GUI.
You can even update application when new version is available or backup and import an existing installation.
Softaculous offers more than 400 scripts like WordPress, joomla, moodle, whmcs etc
Users can install/import/backup/update scripts through powerfull Gui.
Softaculous offers support for free. If you are facing any issues then you can create support ticket for free and get it resolved by their technical staff.
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Install WordPress in cPanel using Softaculous
To install wordpress in cpanel using softaculous first you have to login in your cPanel
Click on softaculous at the bottom of your cpanel client area, you will get many scripts like wordpress, whmcs and many more
Click on install button
Choose protocol for your blog , you have following options
Choose the domain on which you want to install wordpress
Choose Directory path for your blog
Directory path means the path in which you want to install wordpress
Suppose if you give path wp the your wordpress will be installed on path https:// or whatever protocol you have select cheaphostlelo.com/wp.
if you give empty path in Directory path the wordpress will be install on main domain cheaphostlelo.com.
Enter Site Name
E.g My Blog
Site name will be the name of your blog
Enter Site Description
Site Description tells user about your blog
E.g My WordPress Blog
Enable Multisite (WPMU)
This feature will Enable Multi-site option for your WordPress blog. After enabling this option you are able to create networks of blog.
Mean you will have one parent blog and network of child blogs. But parent admin will have access to change everything like themes and plugins.
Until you have requirement then only enable it ,unless ignore this option
Enter Admin Username
Enter Admin Password
Enter Admin Email
All above fields are used for wordpress admin login.
Your blog will come up with the language you will select overhere
Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer)
This Plugin Protect your site against bruteforce attacks by limiting the number of login attempts for your WordPress installation.
If selected Loginizer plugin will be installed and activated with your installation
I will recommend you to enable this feature
Suggestions: Leave all values in advanced options default until unless you have custom requirement
Enter Database Name
This will be the name of your wordpress database.
Enter Table Prefix
All the database table name will be prefixed by this name e.g wp_
Disable Update Notifications Checkbox
If checked you will not receive an email notification for updates available for this installation.
Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins Checkbox
If checked, all the active WordPress plugins installed for this installation will be automatically upgraded to the latest version when your script installation is upgraded.
Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes Checkbox
If checked, the active WordPress theme for this installation will be automatically upgraded to the latest version when your script installation is upgraded.
Will be the location of your wordpress backup
Softaculous will take automated backups via CRON as per the frequency you select
If the backup rotation limit is reached Softaculous will delete the oldest backup for this installation and create a new backup. The backups will utilize your space so choose the backup rotation as per the space available on your server
Select theme which you want to appear when your wordpress is installed
Email installation details
This will be email where all the details related to wordpress installation and update will be sent
After that you will get wordpress installation process screen this will take 3-4 mins to complete installation of wordpress
After completion of wordpress installation you will get url of your blog and url of admin panel
Now your wordpress is ready. Go to admin panel and do necessary setting.
In next post we will discuss about how to setup wordpress
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