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WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs (Content Management System) available today. It is also available as a free, automatic installation for our Shared, Business, and Reseller hosting clients! Listed below is a step-by-step guide for logging into cPanel from your Hostwinds Client Area and installing WordPress via the Softaculous Apps Installer.
Step One: Login to your cPanel account.
Step Three: Once cPanel has loaded, scroll down to the "Software" section and click "Softaculous Apps Installer"
Step Four: On the next page, under Top Scripts, click WordPress.
Step Five: On the next page, click "Install Now"
Step Six: Next, you will need to fill out the required fields to ensure your installation goes exactly as you want. Once all fields are filled out, click the "Install" button.
The installation process will be shown on the screen. Once completed, you will be shown a summary, including a link to your newly installed WordPress site, as well as a link to your new WordPress dashboard log-in screen.
Your new WordPress installation will now be live, and you will be able to log in to your WordPress Dashboard!
Leave the directory empty if you want yourdomain.com to use WordPress. If you only want WordPress on a certain directory, put that here. For example /blog - WordPress will be installed in yourdomain.com/blog. If you want to use a directory like this, make sure the directory does not already exist.
Leave the database name that it assigns unless you're comfortable with databases and have already set one up that you want to use
Don't use admin for your username to log in for security reasons
Generate a strong admin password and store this in a safe place
Enable the installation of the Limit Login Attempts plugin
By default, your installation of WordPress will upgrade automatically
You may also choose to auto upgrade themes and features, although this is not enabled by default in the Advanced Options area
Written by Hostwinds Team / June 5, 2021