How to Install WordPress on Siteground using Softaculous

(Last Updated On: July 29, 2017)

WordPress is the most commonly used blog publishing software and SiteGround is one of the recommended host by WordPress. If you have planned to start a blog using SiteGround, then you should know how to install wordpress and this tutorial will help you to do so.

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Step-by-Step Guide on Installing WordPress on SiteGround

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Login to SiteGround cPanel

To install WordPress, log into cPanel using the credentials you were provided by SiteGround.




Locate Softaculous software

After login, head over to the section “Software Services” in cPanel. Under this section, locate the Softaculous icon. Click on it. You will be taken to the Softaculous installer page.




Select WordPress

On the navigation panel, click on “WordPress”. The installer will then take you to the WordPress installation page.




Fill out the WordPress Form

Here is where you will be required to provide all the necessary information for installing WordPress. Just click on the “Install” tab and you will be presented with a form to fill in the data to be used to install your blog on SiteGround. This tab is active by default.The form is pretty straightforward. Fill in your desired information before finishing the installation process.

In the protocol, you have to define whether you want to run your blog on the raw domain or its”www” subdomain. Also choose if you prefer “https” over”http”.

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When choosing the domain to install WordPress on, ensure you choose the root domain, unless you want the blog on your subdomain.

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Enter your blog name and description. This description sometimes appears on your site, depending on the theme configuration. Under “Admin Setting”, ensure you change the master account username to something different from the default “admin”. Provide a strong password and your email.Now choose a language for your blog. This is the main language that will be installed on your blog.




Complete the Installation

On the Advanced section of the Softaculous installer, you might not need to edit anything. After making sure everything looks good, click the”install” button. Your WordPress installation will be completed in a few seconds.