Updated on Mar 13, 2019
This tutorial reviews the installation process of Joomla 3.x through the Softaculous auto-installer. It is a simple and straightforward process that you will complete with a few clicks.
To access the Softaculous auto-installer, please log into your cPanel account and go to the Software/Services section. Then click on the Softaculous icon to open the application installation dashboard.
For the purpose of this tutorial, let us choose the Joomla application, which is located within the Portals/CMS section.
To proceed with the installation process, please click on the Install button to access the Joomla installation settings page.
The next step is the actual configuration of Joomla on your account. Softaculous allows you to edit a list of options for the new installation and here we review them in full. The first section, named Software Setup includes the following options:
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When you are ready with all options that you can edit for the new Joomla installation, you can check them again and make any corrections if necessary. Once you finish the setup, simply click the Install button below and Softaculous will complete the rest for you.
The new installation of Joomla is now successfully completed. The system displays the main direct link to your website, as well as the link to the administrative area of your website.
Keep those safe as you will need them in the future.