Softaculous 5.2.8 Launched in Stable branch

Softaculous Team has launched 5.2.8 in the Stable branch. This version includes the feature and fixes added in Softaculous 5.2.7 (release branch) and Softaculous 5.2.8 (release branch).

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Feature] : Added support for HTML Email templates. Templates can be customized from Softaculous admin panel -> Settings -> Email Templates

2) [Feature] : Added Filter for FAQs displayed in Softaculous enduser panel. Admins can customize existing FAQs and/or add new FAQs to be displayed in enduser panel. Guide.

3) [Feature] : Backup and Restore will now be processed in background to avoid timeouts in case of huge installations.

4) [Feature] : Softaculous will now detect the language selected in CentOS web panel and will set that language as default in Softaculous enduser panel for that user. This feature already exists for cPanel and Directadmin.

5) [Feature] : Added support for PERL scripts in ISPConfig.

6) [Bug Fix] : In Clone, Remote Import, Staging and Push to Live, when the installation data i.e. URL or path in serialized object format in the database was changed it caused broken objects. This is fixed now.
Note : This error was with serialized objects only, serialized arrays used to work fine.

7) [ Bug Fix ] : In cPanel, the Softaculous Apps Installer category was not visible when “Use X-Frame-Options and X-Content-Type-Options headers with cpsrvd” setting was set as “On” from WHM -> Tweak Settings. This is fixed now.

8) [Bug Fix] : In Softaculous Remote, installing a script with FTPS protocol failed in some cases due to FTPS timeout. This is fixed now.

9) [Bug Fix] : In Plesk, when the control panel username had a forward slash i.e. “/” Softaculous failed to create the database. This is fixed now. “/” will be converted to “_” as Plesk does it.

10) [Bug Fix] : When removing PERL script installation some files/folders were not deleted. This is fixed now.

The next version will have new features and improvements.

The Softaculous Team

Improved Helpdesk Experience


We have changed our customer support software for an improved experience and better UI for our clients as well as our staff.

New Support Center URL is :

All the existing tickets have been migrated and are accessible from the Check Ticket Status page. You can also Sign Up to create an account where you can Login and manage all tickets within the same account.

Screenshot of the new support centre

If you come across any issues or have suggestion to improve our support system feel free to contact us.

Softaculous Team

Softaculous now available on Vesta Control Panel


We are pleased to announce that Softaculous auto installer is now available on Vesta Control Panel.

Vesta Control Panel is a Free, Simple & Clever Hosting Control Panel licensed under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENCE Version 3. Vesta Control Panel’s Web Interface is extremely fast and its even faster with keyboard shortcuts. Vesta uses latest and greatest versions and depending on available system resources it delivers optimized configuration for Low/Medium/High RAM server types.

How to install Softaculous in Vesta Control Panel :

1. CLI Interface :
SSH to your server as root and execute the following command :
/usr/bin/sudo /usr/local/vesta/bin/v-add-vesta-softaculous

2. GUI Interface :
Softaculous can be installed from Vesta admin panel as well.

  • Login to the Vesta Control Panel as admin and go to Server tab in the top bar
  • Click on the Configure button next to your server hostname
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on Vesta Control Panel Plugins dropdown
  • Search for the Softaculous dropdown, select yes and click on Save button
  • That’s it ! Softaculous is installed on your server.

You can also refer to the following guide :

Once Softaculous is installed you can access it using the Apps link in the top bar when logged in as a USER or ADMIN.

By default Softaculous Free version is installed which has access to limited scripts. You can purchase the premium Softaculous license here :

We hope you enjoy installing and maintaining apps via Softaculous in Vesta.

Happy New Year from the Softaculous !!

The Softaculous Team

2017 Year In Review – Softaculous Auto Installer

2017 has been a big year at Softaculous !! As we bid goodbye to 2017, its time to review the changes in the past 12 months.

Major changes in 2017

  • Added several features, bug fixes and improvements. One of the features we recently added allows users to backup their installations on Remote location like Dropbox/FTP/FTPS/SFTP.
  • Added 28 new scripts. Some of the recent scripts we added include Handesk, Firefly III, Zdoo, Zsite, Akaunting, SimpleRisk, GeniXCMS, ILIAS, Nuked Klan, HuMo-gen. Check out the complete list here.
  • 1270 Script Updates. With our commitment to keep our scripts library updated we released the updates for most of scripts on the same day when the script vendor released the update. Check out the complete list here.
  • We also added many new partners this year who started offering Softaculous to their clients for the ease of maintaining scripts. Check out our NOC partners list here.
  • SitePad LogoWe released a new product this year, SitePad Website builder which is a Drag & Drop Website Builder with 300+ templates and 40+ widgets which lets you create and publish your website within minutes. Visit website here.

We would like to Thank all our clients for showing confidence in our products. We appreciate your business with us and assure you that we will deliver more features and enhancements in 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Softaculous !!

PS : We are working during the holiday season so you can contact us for support related or any other queries and we will be glad to help you.

The Softaculous Team

Added a drag & drop website builder

Softaculous now has a drag & drop website builder available within the Softaculous enduser panel. So Softaculous users can now create a website within minutes.

SitePad is enabled by default on all servers using Softaculous (can be disabled by server admins from Softaculous Admin panel).

Note : SitePad is just a website builder which will help you build your website using drag & drop editor and publish static pages to your hosting account via FTP. The final website will be hosted in your web hosting account.

4 Simple Steps to build a website

Step 1 : Access SitePad Website Builder

Access SitePad from the Softaculous enduser panel, look for the SitePad Website Builder link in the left panel under the Search box.

Step 2 : Choose a Theme from 290+ themes

Once you are redirected to the SitePad editor server you will need to choose a Theme for your website. You can choose from 290+ Professional Themes which cover a wide range of categories like Blog, Business, Portfolio, Restaurants, Travel, etc. All the Themes are Responsive so your website will work across all devices sizes.

Step 3 : Edit your website with drag & drop editor

After choosing a theme the default pages will be populated with demo content. With the help of 40+ Widgets like Image/Video Slider, Image Galleries, Rich Text, Video, Audio, Service Box, Google Maps, Contact Form, Social Media Buttons, etc you can start editing the contents, add images/videos, text and also create new pages as per your requirements.

Step 4 : Final Step, Publish your website !

Once your website is ready you can click on the Publish button which will transfer static files i.e. HTML, CSS, JS to your web hosting account i.e. cPanel, Directadmin, Interworx, etc. The final website will be hosted on your web server and since the files are static your website will load much faster as compared to a PHP website.

That’s it ! Your website is ready !

What is SitePad Website Builder :

SitePad is a drag and drop website builder with 290+ Professional Themes which cover a wide range of categories like Blog, Business, Portfolio, Restaurants, Travel, etc and 40+ Widgets like Image/Video Slider, Image Galleries, Rich Text, Video, Audio, Service Box, Google Maps, Contact Form, Social Media and many more.

SitePad publishes static files (HTML, CSS, JS) to your web hosting account i.e. your cPanel, Directadmin, Plesk server and your final website will be hosted on your server. Static content makes your website load nearly 2X faster.

Features :

  1. One Click Publish
  2. 290+ Themes
  3. 40+ Widgets
  4. Responsive Themes
  5. Static content (HTML, CSS, JS) and many more

SitePad website builder comes with 4 Plans which includes the Free plan with 15 Themes. Click here to learn more about Plans.

Install 350+ Apps on ISPmanager via Softaculous

Softaculous is now available as the default auto installer in ISPmanager 5. Install 350+ apps like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc with ease from your IPSmanager 5 panel.

Thanks to an integration module developed by team ISPsystem in collaboration with team Softaculous, the solution is available to all ISPmanager 5 users.

Even if you are not an advanced ISPmanager 5 user, the web-script installation process will become seamless, quick, simple, and secure for you. All you need to do to start using this new functionality is to activate the integration module within your ISPmanager 5 control panel, after which it will become available in the “Additional Apps” section of the control panel.

Server management without specialized administration skills is a fundamental part of ISPmanager’s philosophy. Now, with Softaculous included in ISPmanager as a plug-in, we can offer our clients the highest level of ease and convenience for installation and managment of applications!
Pavel Guralnik, VP of Business Development @ISPsystem

Softaculous is available as a free module for ISPmanager 5 (from version 5.33) with 56 applications. By purchasing a premium version of Softaculous through our BILLmanager you will gain access to 350+ web-scrips.

Learn more about the integration here.

About ISPmanager
ISPmanager 5 Lite is a flexible web hosting control panel with the perfect balance of functionality, usability and price. To this date the panel has been already been installed on hundreds of thousands of servers worldwide. With such features as multiple user roles, built-in PHP selector, backup management system, data import from remote server and many, many more great features, ISPmanager became a perfect solution for both Dedicated and VPS server administration!

Softaculous now available on CentOS Web Panel


We are pleased to announce that Softaculous is now available as the default auto installer on CentOS Web Panel.

CentOS Web Panel is a Free Web Hosting control panel is designed for quick and easy management of (Dedicated & VPS) servers without need to use ssh console for every little thing. There are lots of options and features for server management in this control panel.

How to install Softaculous in CentOS Web Panel :
Softaculous can be installed with one click from CentOS Web Panel admin panel. Login to the CentOS Web Panel as root and go to Script Installers -> Scripts Manager and click on the Install Softaculous button.
You can also refer to the following guide :

By default Softaculous Free version is installed which has access to limited scripts. You can purchase the premium Softaculous license here :

Once Softaculous is installed you can access it under the File Management and Script Installers section when logged in as a USER.

We hope you like the new changes and we will be adding more features in the upcoming releases.

The Softaculous Team

Softaculous 4.5.5 released with support for Japanese

The Softaculous Team announces the launch of version v4.5.5.Full Story


The Softaculous Team has released Softaculous 4.5.5

1) Added Japanese language.

2) Admin can now create a blacklist of scripts (i.e. scripts to be disabled). Click here for guide.

3) Admin can enable backups to be taken by admin using CLI even when the backups are disabled for endusers. Enable the setting “Allow admin to backup from command line” from Softaculous Admin panel -> Settings. Click here for CLI backup guide.

4) Auto Install API now supports ISP System.

5) Improved Script packaging API to deliver script updates faster.

6) Bug Fix : In ISP System control panel user was unable to access Softaculous when logged in ISP System control panel into different browsers. This has been fixed now.

The Softaculous Team

Softaculous now available for Free on XAMPP, EasyPHP and WAMP

Softaculous auto installer is now available on your desktop environments like XAMPP, EasyPHP and WAMP server. Installing apps like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento and 330+ applications is now as easy as ONE Click via Softaculous. Get started with developing a blog, forum, wiki, e-commerce site within minutes.


The Softaculous apps library includes popular applications, including: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, Moodle, ShopSite, phpBB, MyBB, SMF, bbPress, b2evolution, StatusNet, Coppermine, Gallery, Mediawiki, DokuWiki, TikiWiki, Elgg, Dolphin, OpenX, SquirrelMail, LimeSurvey, Piwik, Mantis, SugarCRM, WHMCS, PrestaShop, Magento, CraftySyntax, osTicket, Claroline, etc. most of which can be installed in several languages by just choosing the language on the Install form.

Softaculous also offers AMPPS – a WAMP, MAMP and LAMP stack with Softaculous installed. AMPPS is a complete package on your desktop, same like the server that provides many open source web applications. Application Management, Domain management, Database management, etc are provided in a secure environment to ease your development.

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