How to Install Magento from cPanel Manually and Using Softaculous
Posted by Alexander Azzo, Last modified by Alexander Azzo on 21 February 2016 12:49 PM


This article will guide you on how to install Magento from your cPanel. We are going to go over it two different ways - Using the automated Softaculous installer, and installing it manually if you do not have softaculous. NOTE: Softaculous requires a license.


Let's go over installing it automatically first!

1) Login to the cPanel account where you want Magento installed, and scroll down to Software/Services. Click 'Softaculous'

2)  Find the Blogs category to the left. Find Magento, and click on it.

3)  Click 'Install'. Fill out all of the boxes. It will ask you for a username, password, and directory to install it to. When you are finished, click Install. You will then get a confirmation page of your installation details:






Now lets go over installing Magento manually!


 1)  First off, you need to download Magento from their website -


2)  Login to cPanel, and create a MySQL Database and user for Magento to communicate with. You can find this under the 'Databases' section.

Create the database, and then make sure you assign a user to it with all permissions.


3)  Once that download for Magento completes, upload the archive to your website using the file manager in cPanel. Under File manager, click on upload files. If you want the Magento installation to be the root of your website, then the files should go into the 'public_html' directory of your account. You can always make a subfolder, for example: public_html/magento or public_html/shop if you want to run part of your website on Magento, and having something else for your main site.


4)  Navigate to the URL where you extracted the Magento files to. If this was in your public_html folder, then it would be . If this was in a sub_directory such as /blog or /Magento, then it would be or .



5)  The next step will ask you to enter the database credentials you created in step 2. Enter that and hit 'Next'



6)  The next part of the installer will ask you to confirm your store address, and to name your admin folder. I kept mine as 'admin'



7)  Next, it will ask you to enter the credentials to your new admin account. This hasn't been setup before, so you'll need to set it up at this part. After that, hit "install now" and watch your magento site come to life!



Congratulations! You have now installed Magento! You should now see the 'Success!' page, and a button to login to your admin panel.

If you are having trouble installing Magento either way, please do not hesitate to contact our 24/7 support department by creating a ticket from our user portal!

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