Installing Softaculous in cPanel
The following guide will show you how to install Softaculous on cPanel.
- A server with cPanel
- If you have a firewall, then please allow access to all packages from *.softaculous.com
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.
Note: Please refresh the page after the scripts are downloaded to use the Softaculous link in WHM.
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!
Here is a Video
Command Line Install Option
You can run the following commands to install Softaculous on cPanel without having to visit cPanel/WHM :
cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi wget -N http://www.softaculous.com/ins/addon_softaculous.php chmod 755 addon_softaculous.php /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/addon_softaculous.php
Thats it the installation of Softaculous is completed without having to visit WHM.