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Knowing the Magnificent Softaculous Installer

Many app installers are known in this age, but have you heard of softaculous? In this article, we will talk about softaculous and how this installer became different from the others. 

What is softaculous?

Softaculous is an auto installer for cPanel and DirectAdmin. This is also integrated into other panels such as PLESK, InterWorx, H-Sphere, CentOS Web Panel, and Hosting Controller. Softaculous become a part of the Control Panel rather than just an Add-On. Softaculous works seamlessly without interfering with any process of the Control panel. Unlike other auto installers, Softaculous is much faster and well designed and it installs all scripts in just 1 STEP.

Why used softaculous?

Simply because Softaculous lets you focus on using apps rather than spending time installing them. You can install any of its 380 scripts in just one step. You can do everything from copying the files to creating a Database via Softaculous. This is how great this installer is. Let’s talk about some of its features.


Easy to use– Softaculous speaks the Language of the user. This is made easy for non-English speaking users to search, install Web Applications and get the most out of it. Now accessible to potentially thousands of people across the globe, feeling secure in the fact they know what they are buying, how and from whom.

Perform Complex Functions on Just a Click-backing up Database or Backing up your entire Website with just a click of a button with Softaculous. You can also upgrade your installations with a click and save the hassle while importing your scripts or backing up your website. This also enables tasks to be completed rapidly and without navigating through multiple steps or pages.

Deploy Web Application in minutes– No need of creating Databases manually or downloading zips and unzipping them on your server. No need for Debugging or tracing back as to why the Installation failed. All you have to do is fill in your details and Click on Install, and that’s it your Web application is up and Running.

Updated with New Features Regularly– These features are designed to make the workflow for the Users and the Web Hosts perform efficiently and with ease. These updates also contain patches, Bug Fixes, and Security releases them. Softaculous updates can be automatic via the CRON or the Softaculous Admin can manually update it.


Wide Range of Applications– All the best web applications in one place. That means no more wasting time on searching for scripts and ending up with something that is way below your expectations. Softaculous has 380 Scripts and they keep adding more amazing scripts to the script library after thorough reviewing. Users can also request script additions of their choice. If the scripts meet their expectations, they will surely add them to Script Library.

Import Scripts– Softaculous can import any of the scripts it maintains even if it was not installed by Softaculous. This can also import data of the installed scripts from other Auto Installers like Fantastico, then once imported, Softaculous will maintain the scripts for future updates.

Safe, Secure, Smart & Fast Installations– Softaculous does not store critical user data like Web Application Login details and other related content which might lead to a Security Breach because they understand the importance of the Privacy of a User and the Security Factors related to it. Softaculous also smartly encrypts user data and they give users the privilege to install Web Applications over HTTPS protocol for better Security.


A Trusted Solution– Used by thousands of web hosts and millions of users around the world, why?  Because Softaculous is offered at a very competitive price along with huge sets of features.

Extensive Support– Softaculous has extensive self-support options like documentation, a knowledge base, and a community forum that are available 24×7. You can also get personalized support from the tech support team by opening ticket support.

Reliable-Softaculous does not modify any files or folders on your server nor does it change any permissions of the existing files and folders on your server. Softaculous also does not need a lot of additional configuration setups on your server to work. It has been created with minimal dependencies and works on the basic modules and extensions that already exist on your server.

Huge Returns on a Small Investment– You can gain a huge amount of returns with a small investment using Softaculous. Softaculous has a huge Script Library which gives your users more choices to choose from. It also saves you the hassle of manually installing scripts for your customers. Softaculous saves a lot of time since it’s an Auto Installer and hence the time required for installation of a single script is 1/10th of what you normally would require. Hence instead of solving a ticket, you can solve 10 tickets giving you 10 times more for the little investment. Softaculous will make your business bloom faster than you can imagine.

Where can you get this magnificent auto installer?

 You can get this directly from Softaculous, they have a paid version and a free version. But you can also get this free with a web hosting company like RunHost, where the softaculous is already integrated with cPanel. To learn more visit us at

With Softaculous there are lots of categories to choose from, you can find anything you can imagine to build a great website, from blogs, forums, social networks, classified, CMS, Project management, and many more.  Let’s see one more time their advantages:

  • Easy to install apps
  • Well organized
  • Saves time
  • Saves cost
  • Does not require programming knowledge

Did you know?

There is one feature that Softaculous have while other auto installers don’t have. Softaculous have Staging Instance, where you can test upgrades or test any changes before doing it on the live site. Such a great feature, right? Now you can even do better and make no mistakes with your site.

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