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Install Softaculous Auto Installer on WHM/cPanel

Softaculous is an auto installer which allows you to install 350+ great scripts on your server. By using Softaculous you can install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, Magento etc. within seconds. It can be installed on a Linux VPS with WHM/cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, InterWorx and H-Sphere control panel. Today we are going to show you how to install Softaculous on WHM/cPanel.


Before we start, make sure that your server meets the following requirements:

* WHM/cPanel is installed
* ionCube Loader is enabled

We offer WHM/cPanel as an additional option to our Linux VPS hosting plans. Just make sure that you select a CentOS VPS when you make an order since the WHM/cPanel requires CentOS to be installed as an operating system on your VPS.

Once your VPS is ready and the WHM/cPanel is installed, you need to enable ionCube Loader. To enable ionCube Loader you need to log in to your WHM as root and navigate to Server Configuration > Tweak Settings > PHP. Check ionCube as cPanel PHP loader and click on the Save button. That’s it.

Now you are ready to install Softaculous auto installer on your VPS.

Log in to your VPS via SSH and execute the following commands one by one:

wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh

After the installation is completed, Softaculous will become enabled in your WHM. Log in to your WHM and navigate to Plugins > Softaculous – Instant Installs. As you can see, Softaculous is enabled and can be used by your cPanel clients. They can log in to their cPanel accounts and use the one-click installer to install their favorite applications.
One thing that is very important is that Softaculous is not free of charge. You can use the trial license but it is not recommended since Softaculous will be available to your clients only for a limited period of time. If you like to have a Premium type of Softaculous license you can sign up for our Linux VPS hosting services and select Softaculous as an additional option. The Premium license will cost you only $1 per month. Also, if you select this option, please note that our admins will install Softaculous on your server for you.

More information about Softaculous auto installer you can find on the official web site. Open your favorite web browser and navigate to:

https://www.softaculous.com/

Also, if you like to check the list of applications which you can install on your VPS using Softaculous, please navigate to:

https://www.softaculous.com/softaculous/apps

The list is huge, but you can easily find the application which match your needs since all the applications are grouped into categories. Additionally, you can preview the applications one by one and check their features, ratings, screen shots and user reviews.

Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux VPS hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install Softaculous for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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