How to Install Joomla with Softaculous

Learn how to install Joomla via Softaculous

This tutorial explains how to use Softaculous to install a Joomla 3 application on your SiteGround hosting account. The installation process is easy and requires just a few clicks. You won't need any coding or design skills to install a fully-functional Joomla 3 application within minutes.

Locate cPanel and Softaculous

First, you need to access your cPanel. To do that, login to your User Area and go to the My Accounts tab. On this page, you will find a list of all of your hosting accounts with SiteGround. Select the one you want to install Joomla to and click on the Go to cPanel button next to it.

Once you access your cPanel account, click on the Softaculous icon, located in the Sitebuilding Software section. Alternatively, you can click on the Joomla shortcut in the same section.

Go through the Joomla Installation Process

Now, you need to press the Install button in order to start the Joomla 3 setup process.

Select Joomla 3 from the drop-down menu and choose the installation folder for the new application. Leave empty if you want Joomla 3 to be installed in the root directory of your account.

Select administrative username, password and e-mail address. Note, that it is important to provide correct email address because it will be used in case you forget your password or want to reset it. Once you fill in that information, press the Install button to complete the installation.

In a few seconds, your Joomla 3 application will be installed and ready to use. In addition, you will receive detailed information on how to login to your new Joomla 3.x website.