Softaculous 5.3.1 Launched in Stable branch

Softaculous Team has launched 5.3.1 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Feature] : Added support for top scripts category in Directadmin Evolution skin. This is enabled by default and can be disabled from Softaculous admin panel ->Settings -> Select Top Scripts page.

Top Scripts section in Directadmin – Evolution skin

2) [Feature] : Users can now traverse in the scripts list in the search menu using arrow keys.

3) [Task] : Added a separate CLI utility to refresh Softaculous license. Guide.

4) [Task] : Improvements in Admin Import utility.

5) [Bug Fix] : While Cloning or Staging WordPress installations the theme customization done from WordPress admin panel were lost due to a bug. This has been fixed now.

6) [Bug Fix] : Remote Import did not work when the destination directory was multiple level e.g. http://example.com/wp1/wp2/wp3 This is fixed now.

7) [Bug Fix] : In Softaculous Remote, some users having the FTP account pointing to document root of the domain were unable to add/edit domain. This bug was introduced in Softaculous 5.3.0. This is fixed now.

8) [Bug Fix] : In Directadmin PHP version detection failed on some servers due to a change in response from Directadmin API. This has been fixed with backward compatibility so it will work with latest as well as old Directadmin instances.

9) [Bug Fix] : On some Plesk Obsidian servers Softaculous was unable to connect with the Plesk API. This is fixed now.

10) [Bug Fix] : In VestaCP users were unable to download large backup files. This is fixed now.

The next version will have new features and improvements.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

Softaculous 5.3.0 Launched in Stable branch

Softaculous Team has launched 5.3.0 in the Stable branch.

Following is the list of changes :

1) [Feature] : In Directadmin, admins can now import scripts installed manually by their users. This was already supported for cPanel. Refer to the guide.

2) [Task] : Minor UI improvements.

3) [Task] : Improved Russian translation.

4) [Bug Fix] : In Softaculous Remote, Push to Live was not working. This bug was introduced in Softaculous 5.2.9 which was released on September 23rd 2019. This is fixed now.

5) [Bug Fix] : On some servers with very low MySQL wait_timeout configuration Clone, Staging, Push to Live reported MySQL server gone away error. This is fixed now and does not require any change in MySQL server configuration.

6) [Bug Fix] : In CLI tasks like Auto Upgrade, Auto Backups, Remote Import, etc the emails sent to users owned by Resellers ignored the “From Email” set in Reseller panel. This is fixed now.

The next version will have new features and improvements.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

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.

Regards,
The Softaculous Team

Improved Helpdesk Experience

Hi,

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 :
https://softaculous.deskuss.com/

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.

Regards,
Softaculous Team

Softaculous now available on Vesta Control Panel


Hi,

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 :
http://www.softaculous.com/docs/Installing_Softaculous_in_VestaCP

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 :
http://www.softaculous.com/clients?ca=buy

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

Happy New Year from the Softaculous !!

Regards,
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.
https://www.softaculous.com/support/

Regards,
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.

Added Auto Upgrade in Joomla


Added Auto Upgrade in Joomla 3.x Branch.

Joomla LogoJoomla  is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Review, Rate and View Demo of Joomla here:
http://www.softaculous.com/apps/cms/Joomla