How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Hey Buddy,

Now that you have purchased your web hosting, the next question is where & how to install WordPress. So it’s time for you to know, how to install WordPress in cPanel. Though there are many other ways to do it, but here In this article, we’ll be talking about how to do it in cPanel through Softaculous on Inmotion Hosting Service. This is in case you prefer to install WordPress manually, as I do.

You may order your Hosting Service with Inmotion here, as its one of the best hosting service provider.

So now, let’s start without wasting any of our time.

Visit inmotionhosting.com and reach on the far right corner before cart to Click on AMP to log in (as in the image below):

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

First time users of AMP, who just purchased their hosting from Inmotion Hosting will receive a welcome email subjected “Welcome to InMotion Hosting“. That email contains a link/button in it at the bottom (as in the image below) with instructions “To Get Started, Set Your Password Here”. Click on that link/button and it’ll redirect you to AMP login setup.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Once you set your password you’ll be redirected back to “log in” page. Log into the AMP with your email address and password you set just before and it’ll take you to your AMP homepage (as in the image below)

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Once you are on your AMP home page you have to go to cPanel, which you’ll find just below your account name. Click on cPanel and you’ll be redirected and logged in to your cPanel account.

You can also access your cPanel directly through your browsers address bar by writing the URL as below:

  1. example.com/cpanel;
  2. cpanel.example.com (Make sure you replace example.com with your actual domain name)

Once you login to your cPanel, scroll down way till Software/Services section and you’ll find softaculous button exactly like in the image below. Click on the button and it’ll open up a different page and from there you have to install WordPress on your website.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Once you reach the Softaculous window, Search for WordPress or else click directly on WordPress and it’ll open up a new window, giving an option to install WordPress as in the image below:

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Click on install, it’ll open up a new window as below:

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Choose your protocol, as you want it to be. Here you have to decide whether you want your web address to include “www” before your web domain name or not and choose “https” in every case as this will help your website to be opened on others browsers without any security remarks, else it’ll pop-up security message on your reader’s browser as in the image below.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

So I would recommend to choose “https” and ask for an SSL certificate from your hosting service provider. There are a lot who provide it for free with hosting service, but some do charge as well. So even if you have to pay for it, go for it. It’s very nominal price and worth more than the money you’ll be spending on it.

Inmotion Hosting provides it to their client for free in their security suite removing all extra burden over your pocket.

Do your setup as per the instructions in the images below:

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Mention your domain registered with the hosting service provider in the section choose domain.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Mention your site name & site description, then choose admin username and password (Make sure you choose admin name and password which not easy and common, so that no one can guess it, else it might raise security issues at later stage).

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Choose your site language as per your preference (if you want it in your local language). But if you want it to be universal, then make sure to choose the language, read and understood universally. I chose English.

Under Select Plugin(s) check it, if you want to curb down the brute force attacks.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Under Advanced Options:

Database Name:  Leave it untouched;

Table Prefix: Leave it untouched;

Auto Upgrade (WordPress Themes & Plugins as well): These are the options you must not check until you are sure that the plugin’s you installed on your site are safe enough to be auto-upgraded, and you’ll not be available to attend your website and check the viability of the plugins upgrade for it on regular basis. (Practice in the market: is to create a shadow/local WordPress site. It is to test your new projects and upgrades on it before you do it on your live site. It’ll prevent any damage to live site from the upgrade.)

Backup Location: Choose the backup location for your site here;

Automated Backups: Once you choose your backup location, choose your backup cycle here;

Backup Rotation: This is where you decide how many rotational backups you want for your site. Choose the rotations here.

Click Install, after finishing your initial setup.

Once install is done, check your domain name by writing down “yourdomain.com” on your web browser.

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

To log in to WordPress dashboard, write down “yourdomain.com/wp-admin/” and hit enter. It’ll ask for your login Id and Password (you created while installing WordPress, as in the image below).

How to Install WordPress in cPanel (Softaculous)

Mention your login Id and password and it’ll open up your dashboard. Now that you reached on your dashboard, so it’s time to optimize your WordPress.

Now before you leave, if there’s something in the article, that’s not making sense to you…..Please feel free to ask.


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