2. How to install open blog via Softaculous in cPanel?

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  • Sign in to your SiteWorx account.
  • Click ‘hosting features’ present under ‘Siteworx’ menu
  • Choose ‘softaculous’ option
    siteworx softaculous icon
  • You will see a softaculous interface
  • Now on the left area of your screen, you will simply locate the “Blogs” category. Click on this and then click on “open blog” that will appear.
    OpenBlog install button
  • Click on the ‘Install’ button
    OpenBlog-install-button
  • Fill out all the essential fields under ‘software setup’
  • Choose Protocol: Leave the field as it is.
  • Choose Domain: If you are not using domains, leave it also
  • In Directory: If you need to install this in the directory, for instance, example.com/directory, enter the name of your directory. Otherwise, leave it blank as well, and then install this in the main domain example.com
  • Check under the ‘site settings’ area
  • Site Name: Enter your site name, like “my website“.
  • Site Description: Add description
    OpenBlog install screen
  • Check for “Admin Account” and enter the below details:
  • Admin name: Add new Open blog username (do not use admin for security purposes)
  • Admin Password: Create a strong password.
  • Admin Email: Enter email address
  • Real name: add your real name or leave it like this
    OpenBlog screen

Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your OpenBlog blog.

  • Advanced options: Leave it like that, unless you are looking to change the name of your database, or taking an automated backup. Also, please note that taking plenty of backups can utilize a lot of space.

Finally, get to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘Install’ button
softaculous install button