Softaculous is an Instant/Auto Installer. Softaculous helps users to install free/opensource softwares in minutes. A user can install a software, available in Softaculous, without having to download/upload any files.
Unlike other auto installers Softaculous is much faster, well designed and it installs all scripts in just ONE STEP.
Please see detailed Comparison of Softaculous and other auto installers.
Softaculous is available as a FREE or a Premium Auto Installer. The Free License has 60/69 scripts while the Premium one has 176 scripts.
You can check the demo here.
Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. For that go to WHM and click on Tweak Settings. Please make sure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP. Now SSH to your server and enter following commands:
cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php
Now go to : WHM > Plugins (Add-Ons on older versions than 11) > Softaculous – Instant Installs The following webpage will open if the installation was successful.
Now, just wait for the scripts to get downloaded. The download status is shown in the iFRAME.
That’s it the installation of Softaculous is completed!