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This article will guide you through the WordPress installation process.
*Softaculous is a program that will help you to install various web applications including WordPress on your hosting plan.
From the dropdown bar select the protocol that works best for your website. If you have an SSL certificate already installed on your site, then you can change this to “https://”. In most cases, leaving it as “http://” is perfectly fine.
Select the domain you are installing WordPress on from the dropdown menu.
This step is very important. It tells Softaculous if you want your WordPress installation installed within a subdirectory of your chosen domain or on the domain itself. If you want to be able to go to http://mydomain.com and see the WordPress site, then leave the field empty. By default the field will have a “wp” within it. Simply delete the “wp”.
If you want the WordPress installation in a subdirectory, state which directory you would like it in. Softaculous will create that directory for you within the document root of your domain.
Give your website a title.
Write a brief description or smaller subtitle for your website.
Only enable Multisite if you know that you need it. This is not common.
Change it to something meaningful to you other than 'admin'.
Create a secure password to help keep your installation from being compromised.
Enter in the email address that your installation will use to contact you.
(1), change the database name
(2) if desired, change the prefix
(3) to not have "wp" and end this in an under score, and check the boxes to Auto Upgrade, Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins and Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes
(4) unless you would prefer to do this manually through the WordPress Admin area or by using FTP.
If you have any questions during the installation process please feel free to contact our support teams through live chat or by submitting a ticket in your CHI dashboard.