Auto Install Scripts – Blesta Plugin

We are pleased to announce the release of Softaculous plugin for Blesta. This plugin along with the easy to use Blesta UI makes it easier than ever to setup specialized hosting like WordPress Hosting, Joomla Hosting, Drupal Hosting, etc. The plugin will install the script on the user’s domain after the cPanel account creation is completed.

Currently this plugin supports only cPanel. Directadmin and Plesk support will be added soon.

The Softaculous plugin will be shipped with the default Blesta package from Blesta 4.5+. If you would like to use this plugin with Blesta 4.4.x you can use the following download link.

Setting up the plugin is pretty easy and can be completed in just couple of minutes. Refer to the following guide for the steps.

“Softaculous is must-have software for any shared hosting provider. Combining Softaculous and Blesta for automatic installation of software applications was a natural progression of our long-term relationship. The value it provides to hosting providers who put their trust in Blesta to power their businesses is extraordinary, and we know it will be a popular integration for years to come.”

Paul Phillips, President, Phillips Data, Inc. / Blesta

Using this plugin allows you to offer Application Hosting for literally any script you would like to offer.

If you are looking for a Billing application for you hosting business, Blesta is the right choice.

Importance of a dedicated server for your organization

For every business organization, their online presence matters a lot. For businesses that completely depend on their online presence, it is important to have a proper server from where they can easily operate their websites. Growing demand for server is one of the biggest reasons why so many types of server are available.

A dedicated server is a type of physical server that can be used by only one user. This particular server is used for hosting websites that belongs to the customer only. Such websites are capable of utilizing the processor and memory resources within the system or have a huge amount of data and database.

According to a recent survey on hosting services it was revealed that a dedicated server is the finest hosting arrangement for every business organization and website but is expensive. As you are not sharing the server with anyone, your website remains in its safe zone, completely unaffected by the other websites. This refers that your website will not slow down even if the other websites stay busy. In case your website is hosted on a standard shared server, then it may happen that your website will be competing for server resource having up to 300 other websites. With dedicated server, you are not sharing it with any other websites and that is why it is recognized as one of the most secure and reliable hosting service.

There are loads of advantages that one can enjoy while having dedicated server. Some of the crucial ones are as follow :

  • High server security.
  • No chances of your website becoming slow due to other users.
  • They provide great technical support in case of managed servers.
  • Increases the reliability of server along with the uptime.
  • They provide options for upgrade route as your website grows.
  • Enough bandwidth and space.

Though there are no such disadvantages to talk about but one of the drawbacks of having this server is its high price. In future the price will increase and not decrease. But having dedicated server is worthy because as a website owner you can enjoy loads of benefits. Having a proper hosting server will make your website popular and accessible to all, which in return will increase the profit of your company.

There are two types of dedicated servers available – managed and unmanaged. The administration is done by the service provider in case of managed server and if the server is unmanaged it is the responsibility of the user to perform the administration tasks.

Though the dedicated servers cost higher than that of the shared server but it is extremely worth to have dedicated server. This is one of the best available platforms for the companies that are starting from the scratch as well as for the existing companies. If you are starting an online business and planning to launch 2-3 websites altogether, it is best to go for dedicated server rather than any other hosting server. With shared server, it is a known fact that you will save money but the services provided by them will not live up to your expectations.