How To Install WordPress

How to install WordPress via Softaculous

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a popular and user-friendly Content Management System (CMS) that powers over 30% of the web. It can be used to build websites, blogs, and more.

How to install WordPress

WordPress is easiest installed via Softaculous, the one-click apps installer used in free hosting. This article assumes that you already have a hosting account with Gilect and know how to access the CPanel. If not, read here:

Accessing Softaculous

Softaculous can be accessed from the "Software" section of the CPanel.

Afterward, select "WordPress" from the list of apps:

Filling in the information

Software Setup

Choose the domain and protocol that you wish to install WordPress on. Ensure that you are always using an up to date version of WordPress for best security practices.

Site Settings

Enter the name of your site and a quick description of it.

Admin Account

This is the information that you are later going to be using to log into your WordPress admin dashboard and manage your website. Keep this information in a safe place.

Advanced Options

It is not necessary to make any changes to the Advanced options. If you would like, you can choose the name of the database. We recommend keeping auto upgrade off, it is best to do this manually.


Select a theme, if you would like. This can always be changed later.


After you are done, press the "Install" button to begin WordPress installation.

Please wait while WordPress is being installed. This make take a couple minutes.

After finished installing, you will be shown a page that shows the installation URL and the Admin Dashboard URL. If you receive an error message, please go back and check the information that you summitted for any mistakes.

Congratulations! WordPress has been installed!

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