How to install WordPress on a subdomain

This article describes how to install WordPress on a subdomain using cPanel and Softaculous.


Step #1: Create a subdomain using cPanel

  1. Before you can install WordPress, you must create the subdomain in cPanel. To do this, follow these steps:
  2. Log in to cPanel.
  3. In the Domains section of the cPanel home screen, click Subdomains.
  4. Under Create a Subdomain, type the name of the subdomain that you want to add in the Subdomain text box.
  5. Click Create. cPanel creates the subdomain.


Step #2: Install WordPress using Softaculous

  1. After you create the subdomain, you're ready to install WordPress. To do this, follow these steps:
  2. In the Software/Services section of the cPanel home screen, click Softaculous. The Softaculous installer page appears.
  3. In the Search text box, type wordpress and then press Enter.
  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Domain list box, select the subdomain that you created in the previous procedure.
  6. Leave the In Directory text box blank.
  7. In the Database Name text box, type the name of the database to create for the application, or accept the default value.
  8. In the Table Prefix text box, type the database table prefix, or accept the default value.
  9. In the Site Name text box, type the site name. By default, the site name appears in the title bar of users' web browsers when they visit your site.
  10. In the Site Description text box, type the site description. By default, the site description also appears in the title bar of users' web browsers when they visit your site.
  11. In the Admin Username text box, type an administrator username.
  12. In the Admin Password text box, type the administrator
  13. In the Admin Email text box, type the site administrator e-mail address.
  14. In the Select Language list box, select the default language for the application.
  15. Click the icon to expand Advanced Options.
  16. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the WordPress configuration.
  17. Use your web browser to visit the subdomain you created in the previous procedure. You should see the WordPress home page.