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Using Softaculous With cPanel #

What is Softaculous ? #

Softaculous is an auto-installer that makes installing web apps easier. Softaculous provides hundreds of scripts to install some of the most popular hosting software in the industry on your cPanel server.  They also provide automatic updates through their service, to help keep sites secure, and add new software to their library of scripts fairly regularly.

Why Use Softaculous With cPanel? #

For some users, installing software on a server with the command line can seem intimidating.  Softaculous provides a graphical interface with trusted scripts to make installation easier.  As a web host, with just a few clicks, you can empower your web hosting customers to manage their own software and trust that it will be kept up to date. 

In cPanel, Softaculous Apps Installer can be found under “software” or by searching for Softaculous. 

Softaculous is very easy to use.  It has multiple layers of settings you can customize to suit your needs, and it allows you to install hundreds of software titles with just a click and a few simple steps. If you hover over the software you wish to install, in this case WordPress, it will display information about the application and an install button.  Click the install button. 

Once you’ve clicked Install, it will walk you though the options for your WordPress site.  You can choose to hit the “quick install” button to use some generic presets that can be changed later, or you can specify the options on the screen, including site name and base theme, before clicking Install at the bottom. 

With a few easy clicks, you will have your site up and running. 

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