Install WordPress with Softaculous

In this blog we are going to show you how to easily install WordPress on our hosting platform. They is various different ways to install, we'll give you fastest and most used methods to save time (and frustration!). WordPress is undoubtedly the most used content management system for users to easily manage, update and edit their own content easily. The WordPress CMS is also free and open source so you'll only need to pay for your hosting provider, and best of all it comes with 1000's of free themes plugins to integrate into your website.

Domain and hosting provider

Firstly you'll need a domain (website address) and a web hosting account to store your files and installation, you can get this from any recommended hosting provider either from ourselves by ordering here or through your own which has Softaculous included. If you've already got your own domain and hosting you can skip this step.

Simply find your perfect domain and check availability, we recommend .co.uk if you are a UK company or .com for worldwide. Press check availability and if the domain is shown in green then your domain is available to buy! Press "order selected" to continue onto the next screen and choose how long you'd like to keep your domain. Name servers are already set so you don't need to alter them and should be shown as ns1.web-hosting-uk.com and ns2.web-hosting-uk.com

You'll now have the option to choose your hosting plan. WordPress Hosting is shown but we'll be using Directadmin as it includes Softaculous which is a one click installer and includes WordPress making it much easier and faster, we'd recommend the Directadmin option for basic users although we'll go more into depth down the page.

What is Softaculous

Softaculous is a one click application installer saving you time having to create databases and not mess about having to download files before installing, Softaculous does this for you. Softaculous also includes over 400+ one click install scripts including blogs, content management systems, forums, file management and much more.

Installation

To install any of the apps simply login to your Directadmin account, go to the extra features and you'll see a list of apps you can choose from but for this blog we'll be installing WordPress.

Once you've selected WordPress to install you can choose several options including the option to choose http or https. If you're website has an SSL certificate installed then the https would be chosen, if you haven't you can install a free LetsEncrypt SSL within your Directadmin control panel.

Remember then filling out your password to make this difficult for other users to try and guess, we recommend a combination of number and symbols.

Once completed simply login by using /wp-admin at the end of your domain.