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Installing one-click scripts/software through cPanel with Softaculous
Posted by Cody R., Last modified by Brian F. on 15 June 2020 05:42 PM

Softaculous enables one-click installations of over 400 unique scripts & software packages. This includes WordPress, Joomla, and Magento. Softaculous can be accessed through cPanel and most installations take less than 5 minutes to complete:

  1. Login to your hosting accounts cPanel and use the search bar to find "Softaculous":



  2. Click the "Softaculous Apps Installer" icon that appears. You will be redirected to the Softaculous interface.

  3. Use the top left search bar to find your software. The most popular scripts (WordPress, PrestaShop, Joomla, phpBB, WHMCS) will be listed directly on the dashboard. Once you've found the software you wish to install, click the icon or software URL.

  4. The next screen will give you a brief description and overview of the software you decided to install. To proceed click on the "Install" tab:



  5. Depending on the software you're installing you'll be asked relevant information regarding the installation. Fill out the required fields/forms and once completed scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click the "Install" button. You can optionally have the installation details emailed to you:



  6. The installation should only take 2-3 minutes to complete. Once completed you will be greeted with a page showing the message "Congratulations, the software was installed successfully":



  7. Your software is now installed and ready for use!
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