How to Install OctoberCMS via Softaculous in cPanel?

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1. Log into your cPanel account.

2. In the Software section, click on the Softaculous App Installer Icon.
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3.
cPanel will redirect you to the Softaculous Panel.


4. On the left side of your screen, you should locate the Portal/CMS category. Click on it and then click on the OctoberCMS link that will appear.
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5. Click on the Install button.
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6. Fill the necessary field, under the Software Setup field:
  • Choose Installation URL: Choose the appropriate protocol/domain. Inside the "In Directory" field, should you want to install this in a directory, i.e., example.com/directory, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave it blank to install in your main domain, i.e., example.com
7. Under Site Settings field:
  • Admin Folder: You can leave this as it is.
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8. Under the Admin Account field, enter the following information:

  • Admin Username: Your new OctoberCMS username (for security reason do not use the Administrator or the Admin username.)
  • Admin Password: Use a strong password.
  • First Name: Enter your first name
  • Last Name: Enter your last name.
  • Admin Email: Your e-mail address. (Useful for administrator account password reset, notification, etc.)
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Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your OctoberCMS Website.

9. Choose Language: You can choose the language of your OctoberCMS. The default language of OctoberCMS is English.

10. Advanced Options: Leave this as it is unless you want to change the database name or take an automated backup. Please note that taking frequent backups may take a lot of disk space.


Finally, scroll down to the end of the page and click on the Install button.
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