How to Install WordPress in DirectAdmin

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So, you have completed your domain name registration and subscribed for our Premium Cloud NVMe SSDs shared hosting service.

Now, as a next step, you want to launch your website powered by WordPress. Let’s install WordPress on your DirectAdmin server with a single click.

WordPress is the most popular web publishing software and a highly flexible Content Management System (CMS).

With WordPress and our FREE Divi Theme Builder, you can create your website or blog very quickly. It is open-source and free to host on your web server.

Installing WordPress is very easy with our one-click WordPress installer. And you don’t need to know web programming languages to play with WordPress in most of the cases.

Let Us Install WordPress in DirectAdmin Using Softaculous

We will be using Softaculous to install WordPress.

Softaculous is a great Auto Installer having 446 great scripts, 1115 PHP Classes and more. To access Softaculous, you have to log in to your DirectAdmin account.

Once you logged in to your DirectAdmin dashboard, search for WordPress under the Softaculous Apps Installer category.

Now click on the WordPress icon.

In the WordPress overview page, click on the Install Now button.

Recommended Setup for WordPress Installation

Here is a list of recommended settings before you install WordPress.

Software Setup for WordPress Installation

Choose Protocol: Always choose https or https://www.

In Directory: If you are going to install WordPress on your root domain, please leave this field blank.

Is your home page using another framework, and you need WordPress to only use for a specific purpose? Then input your desired directory name here.

For example, you are installing WordPress for your blogging needs, then type blog in the text field. Your WordPress home page would be then example.com/blog.

Site Settings for WordPress Installation

Site Name: Write your company name or brand name here.

Site Description: You can add a suitable description of your website here.

Enable Multisite (WPMU): If you need to use this website as a Multisite (WPMU), then tick that checkbox, else leave it as empty. For a small blog, leave it as unchecked.

Admin Account for WordPress Installation

Admin Username: It is a good practice to use a custom admin username for your WordPress.

Default and commonly used admin usernames like admin can easily guess by someone. And that will make a threat to your website.

Admin Password: Always use strong passwords or passphrase for all your online accounts.

Admin Email: An admin email address is critical to managing your WordPress website. Please do not use your admin email address for your regular email communication.

You can ignore the rest of the settings or modify it as per your requirements.

Finally, click on the Install button, It won’t take more than a few seconds. As soon as the WordPress installation is completed, you will see a confirmation message.

This message will have all your necessary information to enter your newly installed WordPress website.

After WordPress Installation

As I said, the WordPress platform is highly customizable. Once you finished your WordPress installation, visit your WordPress admin dashboard.

You can install WordPress themes and plugins and start customising your site as per your preferences here.

Now read our Default WordPress Settings to Change for quick start your WordPress setup.

Once you are ready to launch your WordPress website, don’t forget to activate Cloudflare CDN.

We have a huge list of Cloudflare Settings to Boost Your Website Performance.

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By Gifty Antony

Gifty is passionate about Web Development and connected with various communities. She loves WordPress.

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