Installing Softaculous in cPanel

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Overview

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


Requirements

  • A server with cPanel
  • If you have a firewall, then please allow access to download 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 : 216.18.221.243)
  • s1.softaculous.com (IP : 192.210.128.227)
  • s2.softaculous.com (IP : 76.164.222.115)
  • s3.softaculous.com (IP : 142.4.49.46)
  • s4.softaculous.com (IP : 148.251.68.26)

Installing Softaculous

Note: Before starting the installation make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled. You may refer to the following guide Enable_Ioncube_cPanel. Please make sure that the Ioncube loader is selected for the backend copy of PHP. Now SSH to your server and enter following commands:

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

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:

Install1.png


Thats it the installation of Softaculous is completed!

suPHP Settings

If you have suEXEC or suPHP enabled on your server, please read the suPHP Settings page for configuring Softaculous.

Thats it the installation of Softaculous is completed!

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. 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:

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

Dont use 3rd Party PHP

If you do not want Softaculous to use 3rd Party PHP binary then you can simply pass a parameter and Softaculous will use cPanel's default PHP binary.

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

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

Here is a Video Tutorial