Softaculous and Fantastico both provide commercial script libraries, which help you to automate the web applications on your website. A lot of comparison is done online on the two programs. They both have many things common in their offering yet there are many differences. In the wake of choosing one, we cannot annul the other, as both have something useful to offer in the domain of web hosting. Let us explore the limitations and possibilities of both the programs:
This is a difficult conundrum, as both offer a good interface. Fantastico has been providing script libraries in various forms for a long time but when compared to Softaculous, it easily wins the battle as there are a plethora of customization options available. There are fewer options available for customizing in Fantastico. In brief, both are equally good in the user interface.
The number of scripts offered by Softaculous in its free version is 50. It provides 300 in its paid version. The number of scripts offered by Fantastico is 54 in its free version. Until and unless there is a major requirement of scripts, one can go with the free version as 50 odd scripts is a good number. The best way to analyze on the number of scripts is to check the offerings in both paid and free versions and also have a clear understanding of your requirement.
When you envisage your online business idea, you might at times come to the conclusion of taking a backup of all the important documents, and listings you have created in the preparatory stage. This can also be true in websites. Softaculous does offer to take the backup of your website, but this feature is not present in Fantastico. Not many people require the restoration feature though.
When we are dealing with open source applications, we must expect a good number of regular updates as a lot of users, and people keep making necessary upgradations from time to time. This is good in the regard that the application is incorporated with new features from time to time. Softaculous offers frequent updates; on the other, hand Fantastico is not very frequent with its updates.
The choice to select among Softaculous and Fantastico is entirely based on the requirement of the individual or company. The best way is to list your requirements and then search for those in the offerings of the two programs.