The average page online is around 2MB up 15% from several years earlier. These pages consist of thousands of scripts and apps that can take hours to install correctly.
Luckily there’s an easy and quick way to install almost any script on your site. From popular content managers like WordPress to simple web hosting Softaculous provides over 1000 PHP and 400 scripts to help you build a beautiful site.
But unluckily with so many options, it can be challenging to navigate and know where to start.
If you want to understand everything that Softaculous can do for your website, then check out our guide to automatically installing more than 400 apps using Softaculous.
Before we get into our Softaculous guide, let’s answer some basic questions like what is Softaculous?
Softaculous is software that allows you to install scripts applications and more by logging into your cPanel account. The script automates the installation of open source and commercial web apps.
The Softaculous installer allows you to make tables in a database, changes configuration files of web servers and adjusts permission settings.
There are 2 versions of this program the free version and the pro version. The free version allows you to install over 50 applications while the pro version lets you install over 400 applications. These apps can include anything from online marketing to forums.
Let’s first define what an application programming interface is. An API is a variety of procedures and protocols that allow you to create and build software and install scripts.
Basically, an API allows applications to communicate with each other. It also acts as an access point where an app can access a database.
Softaculous offers hundreds of different scripts to use from its library. This makes it essential to choose the right script for your websites needs. This software lets you install scripts without the hassle of having to upload files.
Softaculous makes choosing the right script easy by providing a rating system and a demo for your convenience. These ratings give the easiest way to select the right script.
If you want to look at the demos or if you want to see each script’s ranking then follow these simple instructions.
You also have the option of viewing a comparison of different scripts based on category.
To do this click on the Softaculous link and this will let you see the category view. From here you can see a comparison of different scripts side by side and choose the one that appeals to you.
Softaculous also lets you list all previously installed scripts so you can keep track of the hundreds of apps you have access to. Once you have access to these scripts, you can use Softaculous to manage them.
You can use the list feature to keep track of when you installed each script and which version you’re currently using. If you have any inactive scripts that you don’t want anymore, you can remove them from within your cPanel account.
If you want to display your lists of scripts then follow these simple instructions:
Softaculous also lets you access scripts that you’ve already installed either manually or through an auto installer. You can easily import the script and manage it by using Softaculous.
After logging into the cPanel go to the services/software option.
Then select the Softaculous apps you want to install (for example ModX). Press the import tab and choose the domain where you want the script imported. Type in the directory name where the script was already installed. Last, select the import button.
If you’re looking to create a website where your users can modify the structure and content from their web browser the adding a wiki to your site may be for you. Softaculous apps installer lets you quickly add a wiki to your site and has the most popular wiki’s you can add to your website for free.
One of the main benefits of using this wiki is that it works mostly with plain text files. This means that you don’t need a database to store the information. This application is written in PHP programing language primarily used for web development.
DokuWiki uses a GNU General Public License this allows you to modify or use without having to pay any royalties.
If you want to install this free app on to your site, then follow these instructions using Softaculous.
After this, your wiki should be installed shortly, and you should receive a confirmation email.
Want to create the next Wikipedia? Then why not use the same software as Wikipedia. Luckily, the software that Wikipedia uses is opensource and can be installed with Softaculous.
You should receive a confirmation email after it has been installed. MediaWiki also has the advantage of having an active online community.
With Softaculous you can install e-commerce apps like Magento, OSCommerce, Zencart, and Cubecart.
The process doesn’t differ much for each individual app so we’ll give a brief overview of how to install e-commerce script and not when the process differs between each.
First, log in to the cPanel next go to the category labeled Software/Services and find Softaculous. Click on the E-Commerce on the left plane choose any tool that you want you should get a brief overview of the app you’re choosing. Next, select the install button it will then redirect you to a form where you can fill out the details about the installation.
Last fill out the details and select install. Once you’ve done this log into the administrator page for your shop and start to manage your store.
Content management systems help you support to manage and collect information in any form or media. These include popular programs like WordPress and less popular programs like Textpattern. Thankfully Softaculus lets you install almost any content management system easily.
We’ll help explain how to install the most popular content management systems on your website.
Because WordPress is the popular content management system, we’ll tell you how to install WordPress and WordPress Multi-User.
If you want to install WordPress follow these quick steps.
WordPress/WordpressMu will install in several minutes and after you’ll receive a confirmation message.
Now that you know how to install hundreds of apps on your site using Softaculous we hope we’ve made the process quick and easy. But if you want to know how to perfectly publish your site or if you need help hosting then contact us today.