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Are you looking for a tutorial on installing WordPress on a cPanel subdomain? You are on the right page!

This article will learn how to install WordPress on a subdomain, which is as easy as doing it on your main domain. You can simply take advantage of the Softaculous menu in cPanel.

Then, what are the complete steps, huh? Come on, see the guide in the article below!

How to Install WordPress on a cPanel Subdomain

The time needed: 5 minutes.

Before going into how to install WordPress on a cPanel subdomain, make sure you’ve created a subdomain in cPanel first. If so, you can follow the steps below:

1. Access Softaculous Menu in cPanel

2. Selecting a Subdomain for WordPress Installation

3. Fill in Website Data Information

4. Successfully Installed WordPress on Subdomain

So, here is the complete guide:

1. Accessing the Softaculous Menu in cPanel

Accessing the Softaculous Menu in cPanel

First of all, go to your hosting cPanel dashboard. Then, look for the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER menu and select WordPress.

2. Choosing a Subdomain for WordPress Installation

Choosing a Subdomain for WordPress Installation

While on the WordPress installation page, click the Install Now button. Next, in the Choose Domain section, please select the subdomain where you will install WordPress.

3. Filling Website Data Information

Filling Website Data Information

Fill in website data information such as when installing WordPress on the main domain, including:

Site Settings: Enter the name and description of the website.

Admin Account: Create an admin username, password and email that will be used to login to the WordPress admin page.

Choose Language: Select the language you want to use in WordPress.

Select Plugin: You can also choose to install a plugin on your WordPress.

Advanced Options: In this section, you can change the database name, table prefix and the location where to store website backups.

Select Theme: Select the theme you want to use. If you don’t choose a theme, your website will use the default theme for your version of WordPress.

If all the data has been filled in, click the Install button to start the WordPress installation process on the subdomain.

4. Successfully Installed WordPress on Subdomain

Successfully Installed WordPress on Subdomain

Wait for the installation process to complete, and you get a success message like this:

Well, up to here, you have successfully installed WordPress on the cPanel subdomain.

Ready to Use WordPress?

That’s how to install WordPress on a cPanel subdomain. The steps are the same as installing WordPress on the main domain, except for the step of selecting a subdomain.

You can do this for multiple subdomains. However, your hosting resources must also be adequate.

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