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Installing Applications using Marketplace

Softaculous will replace Marketplace as the default installer for all applications available except WordPress, which will remain in Mojo Marketplace. For more information on installing other applications through Softaculous, please see Installing Applications Using Softaculous.

Marketplace provides easy one-click management of the web's top applications; this article will show you how-to install an application using the Marketplace.

Accessing the Marketplace Installer and Installing an Application


  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Marketplace tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Choose Add Website from the drop-down menu.
  4. You will be prompted to create a new WordPress site; enter a Site Name and Tagline.

    If you click the Advanced button, this will give you an option to add your Email Address, WordPress Admin Username, and Password.

  5. Then click the Next button.
  6. Choose the domain you would like WordPress installed to in the Domain drop-down.
  7. If you would like your WordPress installation to exist in a subdirectory (i.e.,, enter your preferred folder in the Directory field.
  8. Toggle suggested plugins on/off, then click the Next button. Once the installation is done, you can jump through to Logging into the newly installed Application walkthrough. 


  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the addons tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.
  3. Click the Marketplace from the sub-menu.
  4. Click One-Click Installs from the navigation menu at the top of your screen.
  5. Select the application you would like to install.
  6. Select Get Started.
  7. From the drop-down menu, choose the Domain Name you would like to use for this application. Anything entered in the field following the domain name will be a part of the URL.
  8. If desired, enter a Directory.
  9. Click on Next.
  10. Enter Admin Information
  • Site Name: This will be the name displayed on your site. This is not the URL but simply the name used on your site.
  • Admin Email Address: This will be where your login information will be sent.
  • Admin Username: The desired login name for your application
  • Admin Password: The desired password for this application

    For more information, please review our article on creating strong passwords.

Logging into the newly installed Application

The Marketplace installer will take a couple of minutes to install your application. Once done:


  1. Once the installation is done from Marketplace, you have an option to Click Go back to My Sites or Click Login to WordPress to sign in right away to your new WordPress site.
  2. If you select Go back to my sites, please check Log in to WordPress through My Sites to learn more.


  1. Select My Installs from the Website section.
  2. Find the domain install and click Login.

Troubleshooting Errors

500 Error on Installation

This usually is a result of something incorrect with the .htaccess file or the PHP Configuration being used.

  • Rename the .htaccess file. The system will create a blank one for you.
  • Change the PHP version that is set in the PHP Config on the cPanel.
    For more information on how-to do that, go to PHP Version Selection.

Database Creation Issues

If you experience issues with the database not being created for a WordPress installation, please see WordPress Installation Without Automatic Database Creation.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.