Installing Softaculous in Plesk Linux

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Overview

The following guide will show you how to install Softaculous on Plesk Linux.


Requirements

  • A server with Plesk Linux (Any Plesk version above 9.0 is supported)
  • If you have a firewall, then please allow access to all packages from *.softaculous.com

Note : Please allow access to the following domains to your firewall as these are the mirrors used to download the script packages.

  • api.softaculous.com (IP : 192.198.80.3)
  • s1.softaculous.com (IP : 192.99.110.112)
  • s2.softaculous.com (IP : 192.200.108.99)
  • s3.softaculous.com (IP : 178.32.158.97)
  • s4.softaculous.com (IP : 138.201.24.83)
  • s7.softaculous.com (IP : 167.114.200.240)

Installing Softaculous

For Plesk 12.0+

Login to your Plesk Control panel with user which has root previliges
Go to Server Management >> Extensions page and click on the Extensions Catalog tab
Search for Softaculous and click on the Install button

For Older versions of Plesk

Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. Otherwise you will not be able to Install Softaculous. The ionCube Loaders can be downloaded from here. You can also check if ionCube is enabled with the following shell command :

root> php -m | grep -i ioncube

Note: Also make sure POSIX is enabled. Otherwise you will not be able to Install Softaculous. You can check if POSIX is enabled with the following shell command :

root> php -m | grep -i posix

Now SSH to your server and enter following commands:

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

The Installer will start showing the Installation Processes and when done will indicate the same. NOTE: Scripts will be downloaded during this process. The Download Activity will also be shown on the screen.

Thats it the installation of Softaculous is completed!

Plesk install.png

You will see the following screen.

Plesk softaculous.png

Quick Installation

If you wish to finish the installation quickly and then download the script packages in background use this method.

Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. Softaculous Installer requires Ioncube. Now SSH to your server and enter following commands:

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

Using Proxy settings

If you want Softaculous to use proxy settings then you can simply pass the parameters and Softaculous will use the proxy setting provided by you.

wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh proxy proxy_ip=YOUR_IP:PORT proxy_auth=USERNAME:PASSWORD

Proxy Parameters  :

  • proxy_ip (Required) : Enter your Proxy server's IP and port.
  • proxy_auth (optional) : Enter the proxy server's authentication details i.e. Username and Password