How to install Softaculous in cPanel ?

Softaculous similar to Fantastico is an auto-installer that holds multiple scripts within that can help users with installing applications, softwares with just few clicks. There are 194 scripts which include scripts for Blogs, CRM’s, Forums, eCommerce, social publishing, social networking, Wikis etc. that are included with Softaculous

Requirements of Softaculous

The basic requirement for Softaculous to be installed on your web hosting uk server is that, you are required to have a cPanel installed over the server. Moreover, you must have root/SSH access to be precise.

Furthermore, before proceeding with the installation of Softaculous you must get assured that Ioncube is enabled on the server. (At eukhost, Ioncube loader is enabled as a default feature on Dedicated Hosting Server, Cloud Hosting, Virtual Private Server and Semi-Dedicated ). Incase you find that it isn’t enabled, you can enable it through WHM. You must login to WHM >> Go to Tweak settings >> Enable.

Having done that, you can now proceed with the installation of Softaculous.

Step 1 : Login to the server as root and run the below commands.

[[email protected] ~]# cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi
[[email protected] ~]# wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php
[[email protected] ~]# chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php

Step 2 : Login to WHM

Step 3 : Go to Plugins and hit the Softaculous options. Having done that a page stating “Congratulations, Softaculous was installed successfully” would appear. This confirms that Softaculous has been installed over the server.

The scripts included in Softaculous would be downloaded automatically. Against each successful download, you would see a check mark.

This concludes the installation of Softaculous over your web hosting server.

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