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What Is WordPress? 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...

If you have installed WordPress using Softaclous Apps Installer and need to edit the details of an existing WordPress installation for your Hostwinds service, this guide is for you. Regardless of if you are using your hosting plan's access to Softaculous or are using cPanel...

This details the steps for both the normal reinstall and the manual reinstall if that is preferred. Run these commands on your server to reinstall Softaculous: That's it! Manual Reinstallation If you prefer a manual reinstall, you can follow the directions below for a...

How do I Update Softaculous Applications? Updating your Softaculous-installed applications is easy and important to do. Applications, software, and scripts are always being updated with new features, but more importantly, fixes to possible security risks. Here's how to...

What Apps are Included in Softaculous? Softaculous offers over 400+ different applications that can help you be successful. You can find some of the plugins that are available through Softaculous below. Softaculous will usually sort these by category on what the Script would...

Softaculous is software that is included with Hostwinds Shared and Business Hosting packages. Softaculous licenses can also be purchased for any Cloud or VPS servers that Hostwinds offers, along with cPanel installed. This allows our client's easy installation of hundreds of...