Magento Softaculous Installation

Learn how to use the Softaculous tool to Install Magento just a few clicks

The Softaculous auto-installer would save you a lot of time and effort by allowing you to install a new Magento application within a minute. It is one of the easiest approaches to create a new installation and you don't need deep technical knowledge or previous experience to complete the installation by yourself.

You would need to login to your cPanel account first. Then look for the Autoinstallers section to find the Softaculous tool.

Just click on the Softaculous icon to go to the auto-installer's home page. On the left side of the home page you will find the categories menu

Find and click on the E-commerce category to expand it. Then click on the Magento link.

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 bruteforce 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.