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How to Edit a Softaculous Installation

After installing WordPress or any other scripts available using Softaculous, you may want to change some of the installation settings. In this guide, we'll walk you through the settings you can change once a script has been installed.

For our example, we'll be using WordPress, but the steps will be the same for almost any script you install using Softaculous.

You may find some links below that will take you directly to your cPanel provided that the following conditions are met:
  • You are logged in to your Customer Portal. You can also log in after clicking the link.
  • The hosting package you are attempting to access is either Shared or Cloud. The link will only work for the first type of this package listed in the billing account.
  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Look for the Software section, then click on Softaculous Apps Installer.

    cPanel - Software - Softaculous Apps Installer Icon

  3. This will open the Softaculous interface. At the top of the page, it will present you with options for your installed scripts. Click on the Installations box.

    cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - Installations

  4. Locate the domain for which you want to edit the installation and click the pencil  Softaculous Edit iconicon.

On this page, you will have the option to edit a number of settings for the installation.

Installation Details

This section displays information such as where the site is installed, the database information, and auto upgrade settings.

HostGator Softaculous Installation Details

Note: If you're going to utilize these settings, we strongly suggest that you have daily scheduled backups running. This is so that you can easily and quickly restore your site if an upgrade negatively impacts your website.
  • We don't suggest changing the directory, URL, or database settings unless you know what you're doing, as these settings can break your website and make it unreachable.
  • The Auto Upgrade settings can be set to allow Softaculous to automatically upgrade the script, theme, and plugins.

Admin Account

This section allows you to reset your admin username and password.

HostGator Softaculous Installation Details - Admin Account Settings

Reset Admin Password

To reset the admin password:

  1. Enter the admin username in the Admin Username box.
  2. Enter the new password in the Admin Password box.
  3. Click the Save Installation Details button at the bottom of the page.

Reset Admin Username

To reset the sign-on username:

  1. Enter the desired admin username in the Sign-on Username box.
  2. Click the Save Installation Details button at the bottom of the page.

Install Plugin(s)

This section provides you with the option to install plugins. Hover over the info icon underneath each plugin's name for a description of the plugins' functionality.

HostGator Softaculous Installation Details - Install Plugin(s) Settings


Install Theme

Here you can choose a new theme for your WordPress site.

cPanel Left-Hand Menu - Software


Once you're done and ready to save your changes, click the Save Installation Details button at the bottom of the page.