glow-desktop glow-mobile glow-tablet bg-header banner pattern banner pattern

# Get Sorted


Domains / Hosting

or browse the Help Centre by category


How to add WordPress on a subdomain in cPanel

A subdomain is an extended section to your main domain name. Subdomains are created to manage and navigate to different sections of your website.

Create a subdomain. 

If you require further assistance with creating a subdomain, please read more on How to create a subdomain in cPanel.

WordPress is a free and open-source website builder with plugins and design templates for you to create your own website.

Follow the steps below to add WordPress on a subdomain:
  • Under the shared hosting section, select your domain on the right-hand side.
  • Click on ‘Website Manager’.
  • Select the ‘Log into Website Manager’ button.

You will now be in cPanel.

  • Under ‘Softaculous App installer', select ‘WordPress’.
  • The WordPress page will open, click ‘Install’ at the top of the page.
  • You will be required to set up the software and fill in the WordPress installation details:
    • Choose installation URL - Select the subdomain.
    • Admin Username - Enter your username for your WordPress dashboard login.
    • Admin Password - Enter your password for the dashboard login.
    • Admin Email -The system will place an invalid email address here. You will need to enter a valid one.
  • Click ‘install’ below.
  • Softaculous will check the information and install the files to your server for WordPress.

You will be notified that it has been installed successfully.

  • Select ‘Return to Overview’.
    Here you will find the details of your installation, please take note of these important details.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed WordPress using Softaculous.

Remove ‘wp’ from URL. 

If you would like to know How to remove WP from your site URL, please read our Help Centre article for further assistance.

Add WordPress on CWP subdomain. 

If you would like to know How to add WordPress on a subdomain in CWP, please read our Help Centre article for further assistance.

Afrihost Network Status

See the status of our broadband, mobile and hosting networks

For more details, visit our Network Status Page

ClientZone - just like magic

Manage products  .  Make payments  .  Check balances  .  Top up your account

Manage Products
Make Payments
Check Balances
Top Up your Account