Topic : Clarification of Softaculous installation location?

Posted By: murrayatuptown on January 16, 2021, 6:10 pm

I used Softaculous years ago as part of a web hosting package I no longer have. I found the server-side installation more productive (for me) than the Demo mode.

I am currently trying to set up local installations of XAMPP on both Windows 7 and Linux/Ubuntu (18.04?), eventually to set up piwigo.

A lot of steps and learning at each one. I have some challenges with piwigo direct installation on both OS platforms, so I thought I'd try the Softaculous installation.

I did download a Softaculous installation package. I assume but am not certain whether it belongs in a local PC environment (XAMPP localhost?) or is for installation on remote hosting servers that don't have it as a standard feature.

With all the installations I have been doing I may have overlooked installation instructions for Softaculous. But I think understanding the context of what environment it's intended for might be a more important question.

I am not sure what 'version' of the softaculous zip package was, but will attempt a screenshot upload of what was inside the unzipped package...that may make it obvious to someone what I downloaded.

Thank you 


Posted By: murrayatuptown on January 16, 2021, 6:13 pm | Post: 1
I didn't see error message on first .jpg  attachment failure.
Can't post a response as a an attachment only (empty message).
Try again.


Posted By: murrayatuptown on January 16, 2021, 6:16 pm | Post: 2
Doesn't accept .JPG attachments? That's the error message I got


Posted By: murrayatuptown on January 16, 2021, 9:12 pm | Post: 3
I found a conditional check in a PHP file I inspected (I think in the Softaculous package, but I am looking at three things in two operating systems, so I may have forgotten).

It checked for several PHP versions ranging from 5.x thru perhaps 7.1 or 7.2.

I had installed XAMPP with PHP 7.4 compatibility based on a host server I need to keep in mind for future 'live' installation.

The checks for version followed specific install paths, and none were as high as PHP 7.4.

Maybe minimum AND maximum requirements apply ;O)


Posted By: murrayatuptown on January 17, 2021, 1:42 am | Post: 4

I deleted my unzipped files & re-attempted the installation from the softaculous web page. That completed fine with two oddities.

PHP 5.5.9 was displayed (suggesting softaculous detected that version or requires it?)
ionCube Loader was not installed which is apparently a known issue (read about it before experiencing it).

ionCube website appears to require purchase/licensing, but prior to successfully installing something to try out (will I be successful or actually move installed packages to web hosting from local server 'simulation'? There was an ionCubeLoader link that bypassed the purchase/licensing but it appeared to be only for web hosting server installations. Is there a way to complete the softaculous installation, or do I even need the ionCube portion for a local installation?

Thank you


Posted By: Brijesh on January 21, 2021, 11:29 am | Post: 5

Sorry for the delay in response.

Softaculous requires ionCube loader.

Ioncube Loader is different from Ioncube encoder (which is premium) that you saw on their site.

The ioncube encoder is premium which is not required for Softaculous to run.

You need Ioncube loader which is free, you can try to find how to install ioncube loader in XAMPP and then try to access Softaculous.

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