How To Install WordPress On Your Hosting Account

In this article, you will learn how to install WordPress on your hosting account through a cPanel.

In summary, you can install WordPress using Softaculos right in your hosting cPanel dashboard by following the below steps.

5 Simple Steps To Install WordPress On cPanel?

  1. Head over to cPanel -> Home -> Software.
  2. Select Softaculous Apps Installer.
  3. From the menu on the left or type “WordPress in the search bar.
  4. Select the “WordPress Manager by Softaculous” that will show up.
  5. From the menu that appears, click on “Install”.

STEP 1: Log in to your cPanel account. Click here to learn how to log in to your cPanel on WebManager.NG.

STEP 2: Locate the “WordPress Manager by Softaculous” on the left side of your cPanel dashboard or use the search bar pointed by the second arrow as seen in the image below to search for the term “WordPress Manager by Softaculous“.

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STEP 3: Click on “Install“. This action will take you to the next page where you will have to install WordPress on your existing domain name.

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STEP 4: Fill in all the required information as seen below from the 1st arrow to the 6th arrow.

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(1) Choose Protocol http://

On the dropdown, you will need to select the protocol your website should resolve with. Whether you choose http with www or non-www, it does not matter. But you will need to specify if you want your site to resolve on https:// or non https://. Ensure that you have an active SSL or you intend to have one on your hosting & domain account before you choose https:// if not, leave your protocol to http://.

Since, WebManager.NG offers free SSL, you can select the https:// or https://www.

(2) Choose Domain

In case you have more than 1 domain on this hosting account, you will need to use this dropdown to select the actual domain you want to install WordPress on. If you only have 1 domain, you can leave the bar the way it appears.

(3) Site Name

In this field, you will need to change the team “My Blog” to the name you want your website or blog to carry. For Example; WebManager.NG.

(4) Site Description

In this field, you would need to briefly explain what your new website represents. For example; Nigerian Best Website & Domain Name Hosting.

(5) Admin Username

In this field, carefully enter the username you would want to use to log in to your WordPress admin dashboard. Usually, people use the default entry “admin“.

(6) Admin Password

In this final field, carefully enter the login password you would want to use to log in to your WordPress admin dashboard. You can also use the password generated for you by the system but try to write it down so you don’t forget.

STEP 5: In this final step, click on the “INSTALL” button

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At this stage, allow Softaculous to do its magic. It takes 3-4mins for the installation to complete. Then the system will populate the link to your website and the admin login link too with the Note “Congratulations, the software was installed successfully

BOOM! you are done.

At this point, you will need to start developing your WordPress site.

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