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How to Install FUDforum via Softaculous in cPanel?

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1. Log into your cPanel account.

2. In the Software and Services section, click on Softaculous Icon.
softaculous icon

You will be redirected to the Softaculous Panel.

4. On the left sidebar, find the Forums category. Clink on this followed by a click on the FUDforum that will appear under this category.
FUDforum softaculous

5. Click on the Install button.
FUDforum install button


6. You then have to fill the mandatory fields 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.,, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave it blank to install in your main domain, i.e.,
  • Data Directory: You can leave this as it is.

7. Specify the details using this guide in the Site Settings field:

  • Site Name: Name of your Forum like Your Domain Name – My Forum Name.
  • Site Description: Site Description.

FUDforum install screen

Under the Admin Account field, fill in the information following this guide:

  • Admin Username: Your new FUDforum username (for security reasons never use Admin or Administrator as your username.)
  • Admin Password: Use a strong password.
  • Admin Email: Your e-mail address. (Useful for administrator account password reset, notification, etc.)

FUDforum install screen2

Note: You need to remember the username and the password because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your FUDforum Forum.

9. Advanced Options: Leave this as default unless you really want to alter the database name or configure automated backups. Please kindly keep in mind that frequent backups eat up your disk space.

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