Creating a WordPress Staging site with Softaculous.

What is Softaculous?


Softaculous is a cPanel integration that will allow you to add, install and manage over 400+ apps. Comprised of many robust scripts, Softaculous can manage the life cycle of all your applications.

Getting started

In this section, we’ll talk you through setting up a staging site for development, through cPanel and Softaculous.

Login to cPanel

Once logged in to cPanel, scroll down to the bottom of the dashboard where Softaculous is listed.

From the scripts section choose WordPress.

WordPress Softaculous - options Screen

WordPress management screen

The Softaculous WordPress management screen lists you all of your active WordPress Installations.

On the the website you would like to create a staging site for, choose the icon to right of the WordPress symbol.

 

WordPress Softaculous - Manager Screen

Setting up a staging website

The Softaculous WordPress management screen lists you all of your active WordPress Installations.

On the the website you would like to create a staging site for, choose the icon to right of the WordPress symbol.

 

WordPress Softaculous - Staging Settings Screen

WordPress setup screen

In this section:

Choose version of WordPress you’d like to install.

Choose the domain name you want to use.

Enter the name of your website.

Enter the website description.

Choose your username and password.

Click the install button.

WordPress Softaculous - Installation Screen

WordPress installation complete

Now you WordPress Installation with Softaculous is now complete.

WordPress Softaculous - Installation Success Screen

What's next?

As part of our WordPress and Softaculous guide we have some related articles for you to work through:

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