How to Install Magento 2 via Softaculous

Updated on Mar 13, 2019

To easily install Magento 2, you can use the Softaculous auto-installer available from your cPanel. It will automate the steps needed for the installation into one configuration page and 30 seconds of waiting for the install.

To install Magento 2 via Softaculous, you will need to:


Locate Softaculous in cPanel

To access your Softaculous auto-installer simply login in your cPanel navigate to the Software/Services section and click on the Softaculous Apps Installer icon.

Accessing the Softaculous Auto-Installer in cPanel

Now you will need to use the Search bar to look for Magento and click on it.

Searching for magento in the softaculous service


Configure the Installation

Here you will see different tabs containing overview of the features and reviews of the platform. Click on the Install tab to continue.

Accessing the Install tab in the Magento section

Now you will be able to configure the Installation details:

Configuring the Software Setup for Magento 2

  • Choose the version you want to install - Here, you will need to select version 2.0.0
  • Choose Protocol - If you have a valid SSL certificate activated for your domain, then you can select https://


Installing your Magento 2 application for the https:// protocol, without having a valid SSL certificate, might affect your website accessibility or result in security warnings. If you need a hosting solution with SSL certificate to secure your store, you may review our Magento 2 Hosting plans.

  • Choose Domain - Select the domain on which you would like to install Magento 2
  • In Directory - If you want to have your store accessible directly via your domain name ( then you should leave this box empty. In case you would like to have your Magento store accessible via any subdirectory (, please fill the directory's name.

Create an Administrators Account

  • Admin Username - The username for your admin account
  • Admin Password - The password for your admin account
  • First Name - The First Name of the owner of the admin account
  • Last Name - The Last Name of the owner of the admin account
  • Admin Email - An email that will be associated with the Admin account and on which you will be able to receive account recovery emails and store emails.

Creating an Admin Account for Magento 2 via Softaculous

You will be able to setup a few Advanced Options as well:

  • Database Name - Here you can change the name of the database that will be created during the installation process
  • Table Prefix - Prefixes are used to distinguish different applications’ tables situated in the same database, you can leave that as it is or change it for a more secure database
  • Disable Update Notifications - If you checkmark this box, you will not receive notifications for newer versions of Magento

Advanced Options during Magento 2 Installation

When you are ready to complete the installation, click on the Install button. Once done, you will receive confirmation and links to both your Store's front-end and Admin area.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Magento 2 using the Softaculous auto-installer.

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