How to Install WordPress on SiteGround using Softaculous?
SiteGround is one of the popular web hosting companies offer economical shared hosting for WordPress. Similar to other popular one-click installation services on Bluehost and GoDaddy, you can also install WordPress in few minutes on your domain hosted with SiteGround. In this article we will explain step by step tutorial on how to install WordPress on SiteGround using Softaculous.
What is Softaculuos?
Softaculuos is one of the popular auto installer helps to install packages like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many more. It is mainly used by web hosting companies like SiteGround to quickly install the software on the domains hosted with them.
How to Install WordPress on SiteGround?
Login to your SiteGround hosting account and navigate to your cPanel. Look for the “Softaculous” icon under “Autoinstallers” section on your cPanel.
Click on the “Softaculous” icon to see plenty of listed scripts. Generally WordPress script will be the first one or look for WordPress script under “Blog” category and then click on it.
Click on the “Install Now” link shown under “Install” tab.
On the next screen fill up the all the required details carefully.
Software Setup – under this section fill the protocol for your WordPress installation http or https. If you don’t have SSL certificate then choose http protocol. Choose the domain from the dropdown, you can choose your primary hosting domain, subdomain or addon domain. Next enter the directory to install WordPress, you can enter any subdirectory or just leave it blank to install on the root (/public_html/).
Fill out other details for site settings details like name, description, admin username and password. If you want multisite then “Enable Multisite (WPMU)” checkbox.
Next choose the language for WordPress installation, plugins and theme. SiteGround offers two themes and one theme for WordPress installation as below:
- Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer)
- Clef Secure Passwordless Login
These plugins and theme are optional, don’t select if you do not want to install them on your WordPress installation.
The important part of installation is to choose the database details under “Advanced Options” section. Enter the name for your database and the prefix for database tables. By default WordPress installations will have the table prefix of “wp_”, it is highly recommended to provide different name for security reasons.
Once all the details are filled out, click on the “Install” button to begin the installation and database setup process. You will see the progress bar and the complete progress may take few minutes to complete.
You will see the confirmation message like below once WordPress is installed successfully.
Click on the administrative URL and use the admin username / password you provide to login to your WordPress admin dashboard to start building your site.