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Running Softaculous on cPanel

Posted by Jamison on 03 09 2015.

When it comes to web-enabled apps, such as WordPress, little to no introduction is necessary, especially to those who have been using cPanel for quite some time now. With these programs being very easy to use, being packed with great features, and having robust interfaces, there is no longer a need to wonder why they have become extremely popular.

 

Of course, this does not necessarily mean that all users are already going to have it easy when it comes to installing the programs. Yes, cPanel’s WordPress has already taken care of the how-to part, with its very own video. In this short clip, users are going to learn what they need to do when it comes to unzipping the installation package, creating a database within a particular MySQL use, setting the right privileges, renaming and editing .php files, and so on and so forth.

 

All these things can be quite a handful…

When it comes to web-enabled apps, such as WordPress, little to no introduction is necessary, especially to those who have been using cPanel for quite some time now. With these programs being very easy to use, being packed with great features, and having robust interfaces, there is no longer a need to wonder why they have become extremely popular.

 

Of course, this does not necessarily mean that all users are already going to have it easy when it comes to installing the programs. Yes, cPanel’s WordPress has already taken care of the how-to part, with its very own video. In this short clip, users are going to learn what they need to do when it comes to unzipping the installation package, creating a database within a particular MySQL use, setting the right privileges, renaming and editing .php files, and so on and so forth.

 

All these things can be quite a handful for new users to handle. The good news is that, there is an easier, less-painful way to have these applications installed without too much hassle.

 

Softaculous – A Program Allowing for One Click Program Installation

 

Or those looking for a more convenient, less time-consuming installation method for all these programs, Softaculous may just be the solution. This program has been designed to automate the process of installing Internet-based apps to a site. It does so by making use of scripts that have already been defined.

 

Here are some of the features that this program is equipped with.

 

One-click installation.

 

All of the installations are executed from the administration area of the website itself. So for cPanel users, all they need to do is to launch the installation via the cPanel home tab.

 

Once the user has provided all of the important information about the program to be installed, a one-click process is then going to be followed.

 

Wide array of compatible web applications.

 

The installation scripts for Softaculous are compatible with an impressive number of web programs. There are scripts for ad management apps, content management apps, ERP apps, customer support apps, blogging apps, and a whole lot more. As of the time of this writing, there are 325 scripts that users can make use of.

 

Automatic organization and reconfiguration of settings.

Once the installation part of the process has been completed, Softaculous is then going to proceed with the automatic organization and reconfiguration of the database, the webserver files, user permissions, and other settings.

 

Softaculous for Web Application Installation

 

Once users have access to Softaculous, they can start using it by logging in to their Softaculous account through cPanel. On the screen’s left hand side, a list containing applications that can be installed is going to appear. Users just have to choose which one they like.

 

To make things even more convenient for users, Softaculous implements a policy wherein apps are set to be updated automatically so that users have access to the latest, improved versions of the apps,

 

In addition, users can also set their preferred language, the size of the side menu screen, as well as the time zone.

 

Standard PHP-written scripts are most common in Softaculous. However, the program also offers some that are in JavaScript, PHP, and Perl.

 

The Softaculous Advantage

 

The way that web apps can be installed easily and quickly is already one of the best things about Softaculous. However, there is more to this program that makes it even better, especially for beginners.

 

First and foremost is the demo screen provided. Here, users can check out the various apps the program is designed to handle, so that they can get a clearer picture of what the apps look like.

 

Then, there are the users’ ratings and reviews of the applications. These are very helpful to new users or those looking for advice on which one to use.

 

All in all, Softaculous can be a nice addition to the tools cPanel users utilize, so that they can get the most out of their experience with the Linux-based control panel.