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How to Import WordPress or Apps into Softaculous

This article will show you how to import your installation to Softaculous. We will use WordPress installation as an example. 

You may find some links below that will take you directly to your cPanel provided that the following conditions are met:
  • You are logged into 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 cPanel.
  2. Under the Software section, click on Softaculous Apps Installer.

    Softaculous icon

  3. Select the CMS used for your site. (For this example, WordPress is selected).

    Softaculous WordPress Icon

  4. Click on the Import tab.

    Softaculous import tab

  5. The screen will show 3 options:

    A. Choose Protocol: Select the protocol type that your website is using. 
      HTTPS: If your site has SSL.
      HTTP: If your site doesn't have an SSL.

    B. Choose Domain: Choose the domain where the software is currently installed.

    C. In Directory: Enter the directory where the software is installed. If you have installed the software in the public_html, you can leave the space blank. If the installation is in a subdirectory, enter the name of the directory where the software is installed. Please see the screenshots below:

    Software is installed in the public_html.

    public_html installation

    Software is installed in a subdirectory.

    Software installed in subdirectory

  6. Click on the Import button. Once done, your software will be imported to Softaculous, where you can manage the backups, staging site, etc., of the installation.

    Import successful message

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