How to Install Free Softaculous on a cPanel Server

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How to Install Free Softaculous on a cPanel Server

Postby HowTutor » 22 May 2016, 20:08

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Softaculous - Web Application Installations Made Easy! Below is a detailed tutorial on how to get Softaculous installed free on a cPanel server.

About Softaculous
Softaculous is a great Auto Installer having 394 great scripts, 1115 PHP Classes and more are still being added. Softaculous is ideal for Web Hosting companies and it could give a significant boost to your sales. These scripts cover most of the uses a customer could ever have. We have covered a wide array of Categories so that everyone could find the required script one would need to power their Web Site.

Requirements
1. A server with cPanel
2. If you have a firewall, then please allow access to download all packages from *.softaculous.com
3. Make sure ionCube Loaders are enabled.

Steps for Installing Softaculous
1. Using the SSH web command console, run the following commands in sequence:

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wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh


2. Now navigate to : WHM > Plugins (Add-Ons on older versions than 11) > Softaculous - Instant Installs
If installation was successful, you will see Softaculous plugin there to enable.

That's it! Then go to your cPanel interfaces and you shall see Softaculous icons to use.

Other Options:

Quick Installation
If you wish to finish the installation quickly and then download the script packages in background use this method.

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:

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wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh --quick


Dont use 3rd Party PHP
If you do not want Softaculous to use 3rd Party PHP binary then you can simply pass a parameter and Softaculous will use cPanel's default PHP binary.

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wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh --nocpphp


Using Proxy settings
If you want Softaculous to use proxy settings then you can simply pass the parameters and Softaculous will use the proxy setting provided by you.

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wget -N http://files.softaculous.com/install.sh
chmod 755 install.sh
./install.sh proxy proxy_ip=YOUR_IP:PORT proxy_auth=USERNAME:PASSWORD


Proxy Parameters :
proxy_ip (Required) : Enter your Proxy server's IP and port.
proxy_auth (optional) : Enter the proxy server's authentication details i.e. Username and Password

Good luck!

Based on https://www.softaculous.com/docs/Installing_Softaculous_in_cPanel

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