The Softaculous auto installer saves you a lot of time and effort by allowing you to create new Magento installations in minutes. You don't need any knowledge or previous experience to perform the installation.
First, you need to access your cPanel account and find the Softaculous icon under the Autoinstallers section.
You have to click on the Softaculous icon and then you will be redirected to the auto installer's home page. On the left side of the screen is the categories menu.
Here, you have to expand the E-Commerce category in the left menu and click on the Magento link in it. This will take you to the Magento installation page.
Here, you will find out more information about the Magento application, the different features that it offers and all Magento installations you've performed via Softaculous. To proceed to the installation screen click on the blue Install button.
This is the most important step at which you should configure the new Magento application. Most of the fields are automatically filled in by the installer and you don't need to change them.
However, we advise you to change the text in the following fields:
- Admin Username: You should use a username different than admin in order to prevent any successful brute-force attacks;
- Admin Password: The administrative password for your website is a randomly generated one. If you want to change it simply type the new password in the field;
- Admin Email: In this field you should type your email address. It is needed, so that the application can send you a new password in case you can't login;
- First Name and Last Name: Here you can type your real name if you want to;
Finally, scroll down to the end of the page and click on the Install button:
That's it! Your Magento application will be installed and ready to use. The installer will redirect you to a new page where you will see the details for the completed installation. You can now login and create your Magento website.