How to Install WordPress From Your cPanel Using Softaculous

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to install WordPress from your cPanel using Softaculous.

Sign into your cPanel and follow these steps:

1) Scroll down to Software/Services and click Softaculous

2) Scroll down to Blogs. Find the WordPress link and click on it

3) Click Install

4) Fill out all of the boxes. For In Directory type the name of a new directory you would like created. By default, the box will be left blank to install the software into your main directory. When you are finished, click Install.

5) You will then get a confirmation page of your installation

This concludes how to install WordPress from your cPanel using Softaculous.

To install WordPress MU, click HERE.

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31 Comments on How to Install WordPress From Your cPanel Using Softaculous

  1. Karly says:

    After the above installation is done, where do you go from here? Is there a step by step process that will help in order to get the themes/template installed and have you on your way to completing your site?

    • Once the installation is completed, go to For the admin page, go to

      • Sanah Rizvi says:

        hey, even though i got a confirmation of being installed, wordpress isn’t recognizing the path and says ‘page doesn’t exist’

        • Alex says:


          In which directory did you install WordPress in? On your homepage I am only seeing a Coming Soon page. However, what you describe could be caused by several things such as DNS propagation (Does it work for you now?).

          If you’re still having issues, please feel free to reach out to our support department at support [at] (replace [at] with @). They should be able to assist you.


  2. Mary Jane says:

    Why is that when I leave the blank, I mean making the box empty, I could not see my url online. But when I leave the there as the default, its taking me to I want it to be shown as only. What should I do?

    • Mike Hoffman says:

      Leaving the folder option completely blank will install WordPress in your root directory. I might suggest going to the “current installations” (icon in the upper right of softaculous) and uninstall all existing copies of WP, and maybe manually delete any stray folders that are leftover. You might be having some kind of strange “interference” from an old installation of WP if you have tried it once or twice already.

      Let me know how it goes.

  3. Diana says:


    Saved a backup of wp from godaddy hosting. How do I upload that to my wp just installed on Arvixe hosting?

  4. emmanuel adaba says:

    I downloaded wordpress version 3.6.1 software purposely to use some plugins therein particularly those that are not found in the dashboard of Is this the software I’m going to install here and again will there be provision for plugins?

    • Noah S says:

      Hi Emmanuel,

      Do you mean you want to install plugins that do not come with WordPress? That is fine to do with Arvixe. We do recommend that you verify the creator of the plug-ins to make sure they are trust-worthy through.


  5. Noman says:

    Thanks for your step by step guide.very useful tips for wordpress user.what about wordpress security plugin? which plugin will be good.I need your suggestion.thanks again

  6. Client says:

    After Step 1, I get directly to this error message:
    Site error: the file /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/softaculous/enduser/inc.php requires the ionCube PHP Loader to be installed by the website operator. If you are the website operator please use the ionCube Loader Wizard to assist with installation.Child failed to make LIVEAPI connection to cPanel.

  7. v.jack says:

    I use arvixe builder, and now i want to activate a wordpress theme but it can’t make change in website

  8. dallas says:

    How do I get to a c-panel?

    I didn’t put a domain in when i signed up for arvixe, now i need to add one and get started. is there a walkthrough article for that? sorry im technically inept.

  9. Grant says:

    I installed. I go to the admin login, now what credentials do I use? The ones I thought I set up through the steps in this guide do nothing. How do I log in?

    • Noah S says:

      Hi, Unfortunately that information is set during website setup. If can not log in, the best thing is to delete the install and then re-install it through Softaculous.

  10. Dennis says:

    I want to display my wordpress blog, but I want to install wordpress in a subdirectory of I do NOT want the URL to be ONLY, but I want the files to live in How do I do that?

  11. Web site does not recognize user name or password. Please help

  12. where is the c-panel located, am I suppose to go to my web site to carry out this task?

  13. Jeanne says:

    After reading thru, still not sure what to put in the box for “In Directory”.
    It already has “wp” in there, but it says to either leave blank or put dir in the box.
    As someone else mentioned…I don’t want the /wp extension to show when they go to my site…so I want to set it up right the first time. (Just need a simple answer that a non techie newbie would understand.) Thanks

  14. lucy says:

    please i just paid for PersonalClass. i want to know how to run ecommerce website in PersonalClass using wordpress. thanks…

    • Alex says:


      WordPress itself is a CMS portal so you’d have to install some sort of eCommerce plugin to achieve this functionality. A very popular plugin is called ‘WooCommerce’, otherwise Googling ‘WordPress eCommerce plugins’ should show you some good alternatives.



  15. Chris says:

    I am getting this error when installing WP.

    “WordPress cannot be installed in the Free version of Softaculous! Please notify your Server Admin to purchase the premium version of Softaculous!”

    I contacted your support team and they linked me to this site. How is this supposed to help? I know how to install WP but it won’t let me.

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