012 - Easiest and Best way to install WordPress with softaculous

If you are looking for the fastest, smartest and easiest way to install WordPress, then using softaculous from cPanel should be your choice.
WordPress is very easy to install. 

Among Joomla, Drupal and other CMS programs, WordPress is used by 26.4 percent of the top 10 million websites in the world as of April 2016. WordPress is also a free and open-source platform used by over 76.4 million websites.

I personally chose WordPress because of its ease of use and fast installation process thanks to softaculous. Softaculous is one of the plugins from cPanel that makes our website installation life easy.

This section talks more about how to install WordPress the smart and fastest way.

WordPress is a free platform, however to get the best out of WordPress, some plugins and themes have to be bought. We shall discuss more of the best themes, plugins and logo branding strategies in chapter 14.

CPanel’s fast approach to install WordPress even makes this job much easier.

There are two approaches to install WordPress, the first approach is to create a database with MySQL which is a database management system, and then download WordPress from their main website to your hosting folder before navigating to that page to install.

This approach requires more technical knowledge about database configuration and installation before starting to install WordPress.

This is not the fast and easiest approach. It is only recommended for technical know-how guys who wants to may be customize this installation processes.

The second approach is to install WordPress with Cpanel which is the fastest and best approach. We shall install WordPress with the second approach.

To do this, navigate to your hosting backend or cPanel with the default URL “www.yourwebsite.com/cPanel”.

And in this case, replace the above address with your main website URL. Log in to your cPanel account with your account name and password. After logging in to your Cpanel account, scroll down and click on the WordPress button as shown below in figure 1.

Clicking on that button will take you to the install page from softaculous.

Click on the install blue button above to open the installation page so you can enter your Website information.

First we need to select the protocol version. If you purchased the namecheap PositiveSSL as we described in chapter 12, then you should select the “https://” or “https://www”. 

Just remember that, the protocol you select here is very important to for S.E.O purpose. Google may need us to specify the preferred protocol version when signing up to Google Web Master for website submission. 

We shall discuss more of Google Webmaster in chapter 18 on Search Engine Optimization.

After selecting the https protocol, you should enter the rest of your website information like choosing your domain which is your main domain name that you purchased, your website name which is also the main title, description, admin username, password and the admin email as created in the previous chapter configuring domain name and hosting.

You should leave the in directory section empty to allow WordPress to be installed to the root domain of your website. If you enter any text or name in this section, WordPress will be installed to that folder.

So am assuming you didn’t enter any text there, and in this case WordPress will be installed to your root domain.

The following shows the best strategy to enter your website information to take advantage of search engine optimization, keyword research and high security.

You should note that, these installation information are very important for your website’s online progress.

Your website main title and description are the first information visitors see when they get you through search engines. You should therefore research more about your brand, market and come out with the best message for your description and title.

Make sure that whatever you write in the description is very catchy and says the most important thing about what your website is about.

Using the pheromone trick here, you can check what your competitors did, especially the top three positions on search engines have written about their descriptions.

Find out their main keywords, and try to improve yours, come out with great convincing messages, so people will click on your website.

After leaving the in Directory field empty, make sure to enter the site name with you chosen main keyword when you selected your main market as discussed in chapter 10: how to select the best market for your website.

Make sure your site name is very easy to pronounce and not more than 50 to 60 characters as required by Google. Not abiding by this rule will punish your search ranking factor.

In other sense, your site main title should not be less than 50 character length and more than 60.

Enter your site description and make sure your website main title is also included in your description. 

This is very important for S.E.O purpose.
The best way to come by this is, if we should assume the title of your website is “WordPress Best Strategies”, then your description should include the keyword “WordPress Best Strategies”. Example, “Top WordPress Strategies to help boost your site speed, seo, security and revenues

The best thing about description is its appearance on the search engine result pages as displayed in the following image.

Search engines read your descriptions as well as humans, so make sure whatever you put there is understandable and attractive.
Just make sure your description is also not more than 160 character length as recommended by Google.

After entering your site description, enter your site admin name. Make sure this account name is a single word. Then enter your password.

The security wise strategy is to use the password generator small button to generate your password.

After generating your password, enter your email, scroll down to the bottom and click on install to start installing WordPress.

Clicking on the install blue button will display the installation graphical progress. Wait to hit 100% completion and Viola, your WordPress website is complete.

To log in to the admin dashboard part of WordPress, you should append your website address with “/wp-admin” like “www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin” or click on the completed page link which will be displayed like the following figure.

If you see the above image, then congratulations, your website installation is completed.

The next chapter discusses more about how to find the best and top rated themes, the meaning of plugins and other features.

Thanks for reading this post. :)

Finding the best Rated Wordpress theme