Installing Softaculous in Direct Admin

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A server with Direct Admin.

Installing Softaculous in Direct Admin

SSH to your server and execute the following commands:
Note : In case there is not /usr/local/directadmin/plugins directory just create a plugins directory with owner and group root and 0755 permissions.

cd /usr/local/directadmin/plugins
wget -N
chmod 755 install_softaculous.php
/usr/local/bin/php -d open_basedir=/ -d safe_mode=0 -d disable_functions="" /usr/local/directadmin/plugins/install_softaculous.php

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!

Ioncube Loaders
The Ioncube loaders will be enabled by Softaculous itself for CentOS but if you are using any other OS then please follow these two steps to enable Ioncube:

  • Download the required Ioncube file and rename the file to
  • Place the file in the following directory


Some troubleshooting tips :

Unable to execute your request

If you get the error Unable to execute your request please execute the following command :

root> chmod -R 0755 /usr/local/directadmin/plugins/softaculous