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  • I’m trying out a new host..

    it doesn’t have cpanel.
    It DOES have softaculous (which I’ve used successfully

    However, Softaculous does NOT have WP in it… there
    are three other blog templates that I’ve never heard

    How do I install WP to my new site?


    Thanks for your help

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  • Iva


    This seems pretty confusing, but I assume this is what you need:

    You need to make yourself a new database from whatever kind of a panel your host offers, then create an user and connect the user to the said database. Write down the username, password and the database name, you’ll be needing it for WordPress. If your host uses a variable other than localhost for your database server, write that down, too.

    Then download WordPress from here:

    Unpack it to your computer and upload everything from the wordpress/ folder (you’ll need FTP for this), as you typically won’t be putting the WordPress files in a subfolder, which would require further configuration and complicate things for you.

    Once done, go to and follow the instructions to create your own wp-config.php file, with database details from the first step. Follow the instructions, this shouldn’t last more than 30 seconds.

    If wo-config.php, however, cannot be created, you’ll have to edit the wp-config-sample.php that is located in the folder you’re uploading and rename it to wp-config.php

    If this is too hard for you, you might need someone to help you out.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep


    Sir it seems that you are using a free version of Softaculous. The free version of softaculous does not contain all scripts. It contains 59 scripts which can be installed. However WordPress is not amongst them. Please purchase a premium License to be able to install WordPress.Or you could ask your host to purchase premium license for you.

    You can also get a one month free trial here:
    By doing this you can enjoy all the scripts offered by Softaculous for free for a month.


    Softaculous has taken out WordPress from its list of free scripts. But some web hosts are still misguiding the customers saying that their hosting panel is powered with softaculous and they can install wordpress using it.

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